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Nov 11, 2014

Barents Press International Board had a meeting in Saariselkä, Finland on 7-8 November. The main issues to discuss were Barents Press Russia activity after the founder and many years leader Elena Larionova’ going away and the coming Annual Conference – 2015.

Nov 10, 2014
22 October Rovaniemi (Finland) hosted a forum of Barents region mass media editors in the framework of Barents Mediasphere project. This was the second meeting in this format, and the first one was held a year ago in Kirkenes (Norway).
Nov 4, 2014

On November 27-29, 2014 in Murmansk will host the VII international festival The Northern Character. It is organized by TV company "TV-21"and Production Center "Northern Character" with the support of the Russian Ministry of culture, Government of Murmansk region, Norilsk Nickel company, the Administrative Board of Norrbotten (Sweden), the Barents Secretariat, the Center for journalism in the Nordic countries, Murmansk Union of journalists, Barents Press and others.

 

Annual meeting 2010 opened

May 22, 2010


Barents Press 16 annual meeting in Bodø is open. Robert Sandström, Board Chairman, Barents Press International, and Arne Egil Tønset, Board Chairman, Barents Press Norway, opened the meeting with a short speech.

For the first time we have an annual meeting without Jelena Larionova, Chairman BP Russia and project coordinator of BPI .

Arne Egil Tønset

Photo: Robert Sandström

Arne Egil Tønset, Board Chairman, Barents Press Norway, opened the meeting with a greetings from Thorvald Stoltenberg, Norwegian Foreign Affairs 1987-1989 and 1990-1993 and promoter to the Barents Region 1993.

Arne Egil Tønset deliver greetings from Jelena Larionova and Thorvald Stoltenberg, Norwegian diplomat and former cabinet member.

Highlight today

• Future Security and Defense Issues in the North – opening statements and discussion:

Knut Erik OlsenPhoto: Robert Sandström

Mediator: Knut Eirik Olsen, journalist, NRK Nordland

Kristian Åtland, Norwegian Defense Research Establishment

Grigorij Pasko, freelance journalist, Moscow

Photo: Robert Sandström

Johs Kalvemo, NRK Sami Radio. Active in the discussions about future security and defense issues in the North.

• Youth Chat – the way ahead for young journalists in the Barents Region:

Sari Pöyhönen, Finland

Dag Kristoffersen, Norway

Inna Rozhina, Russia

Representatives from Nordland County Youth Assembly

Norwegian Aviation MuseumPhoto: Robert Sandström

Guided tour of the Norwegian Aviation Museum – focus on The Cold War

Photo: Robert Sandström

• Boat trip to Værran

• Guiding by Torghatten Nord

• Presentation of the Barents Scholarship Project 2009 – a study of Russian journalists’ working conditions:

Kjersti Sjursen Lien, Ida Kroksæther and Beth Mørch Pettersen, former students with the

Journalist Programme, Bodø University College

• Presentation of The Barents Secretariat’s travel support programme for journalists:

Trude Pettersen, The Barents Secretariat

• The Barents Press scholarship strategy – opening statement and debate:

Mediator: Arne Egil Tønset, Barents Press Norway

• Opening to The East – 25 years of cooperation and challenges:

Trud Berg, Executive of Education, Nordland County Government

• Courses and exchange programmes for journalists in the Barents Region:

• Dinner at Radisson

Social gathering throughout the evening.

Robert Sandström

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