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Dec 20, 2014
Barents Press took part in the Nordic Forum for security policy-2014 which was held in the Norwegian city of Tromsø. This discussion brought together more than 70 participants from Scandinavia and Russia. The Forum discussed the problems of oil and gas, Arctic ecology, indigenous peoples.
Dec 20, 2014

The five-day seminar "School of theatre journalist" in Petrozavodsk is closed. The Musical theatre of Karelia and Barents Press Russia provided a ground for creativity for thirty young journalists who write about theatre.

On the basis of Petrozavodsk theatres young professionals discussed the most topical issues in cultural journalism. In the evening they watched performances, writing reviews at night, and in the morning took it to pieces together. Master classes, discussions, heated debates were good experience for young critics.

Dec 14, 2014

Notes after the international film festival "The Northern Character"

The festival "The Northern Character" was held in Murmansk for the seventh time. This year there were announced more than hundred works of journalists and documentary filmmakers from Russia, Abkhazia, Norway, Sweden, France, Finland, Canada and Greece in seven categories, including "documentary", "essay", "TV show", "short fiction".

 

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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