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May 24, 2016

The Annual Barents Press International Conference in April Haparanda appeared unforgettable. According to many in attendance it was one of the best. We are very grateful to the hosts – Barents Press Sweden! What do the young participants think back about? Here’re some viewpoints from different countries.

May 4, 2016

How can media not lose readers, listeners and viewers and not lose their social role in society? Is journalism to die or to become a new "business niche"? These issues were discussed by journalists from Norway, Finland, Sweden and Russia at the annual conference of the journalistic network Barents Press International in late April in the Swedish city of Haparanda.

Apr 22, 2016
The annual Barents Press conference - 2016 has started today in the city of Haparanda, Sweden. The main topic discussed is digitalization of media. A hundred of participants from four Barents areas and the hottest speeches and speakers.
 
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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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