24-28 June WCSJ2013 to be held in Helsinki. Nordic Journalist Centre provides grant for Barents Russia journalists to participate in the conference
3-4 June Kirkenes declaration- 2 is to be signed in Norway's Kirkenes. This document will determine the strategies for further development of cooperation in the Barents Region for the next few decades. Barents secretariat is planning to invite a group of journalists from Murmansk and Arkhangelsk regions and from Karelia to cover the event.Nordic Journalist Centre from Denmark also supports this project.
April 25-28 in the city of Apatity there was held the XVIII Conference of the international journalists network Barents Press International. More than a hundred participants from Norway, Finland, Sweden and Russia discussed the issues of journalism and the processes occurring in the Barents region.
Youths rights in the Barents Region
Photo: Jonas Sjökvist Karlsbakk
The 11th of june is the premierdate for the pilot of the documentary for the Barents Regional Commity in Tromsö,Norway.The youth in the Barents region has never before been interviewed about their human rights on film.
– It has been really interesting to meet the youth, says Adam W. Zetterqvist who is making the documentary together with Caroline Ohlsson and Kim Miell, two young filmers from Filmpool Nord in Luleå, Sweden.
– It feels really nice to make this documentary, especially this year when Sweden is the chaircountry of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council, says Adam W. Zetterqvist.
- It has been really fun to travel together with the filmcrew and I have learn alot, says Caroline Olsson.
Adam W. Zetterqvist