The festival of documentary films and television programs "Northern Character-2015" will be held 26-28 November in Murmansk at several cultural and artistic sites involving in its orbit people of different ages, occupations and interests.
The Russian legislation on mass media is becoming tougher and more extensive. How can journalists and media work under the circumstances – this was in the focus of discussion at the seminar the Center for Defense of Rights of Journalists and Media (project Barents Press – ed.) held in Murmansk.
"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” - Saint Augustine
Barents Press Sweden has with support by the Swedish Institute and the Northern County Administrative Boards in Sweden been able to travel to Kirkenes and Murmansk. The main focus was to visit and meet with Norwegian and Russian journalists working in the Barents region.
Reggae Rock and Rights tour
Photo: Jonas Sjökvist Karlsbakk
The filmcrew followed the Reggae Rock and Rights pilot tour when they met students in secondary schools in all of the Barents countries to look for co-creators and collect ideas for the RRR-tour. The festivaltour starts in february 2011.
– The pilotfilm has given us really good ideas for how the tour should be organized, says Ylva Maria Pavval.
Adam W. Zetterqvist