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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".

 

Mini BPI conference – at the Murmansk airport

May 26, 2010


Due to the Icelandic volcano eruption  the delegations from Murmansk and Arkhangelsk regions failed to arrive to  the 16 annual  conference of BPI in Bodø  but all  were satisfied with their short meeting.


Murmansk airport
Photo: TV Murman website
Just  Murmansk airport.

- We have already passed customs and passport control and considered the second effort of participating in conference in Bodø a lucky one. However, this time the Icelandic volcano suspended our flight too.

All this time we were keeping in touch by the phone with our colleagues from Norwegian BP and  Karelian journalists which were travelling in Finland and Sweden by bus. We are glad that at least part of  Russian delegation  had a chance to participate in the  conference.

In spite of the fact that we failed to take part in a long-expected conference, we spent a good time.

Those colleagues who participated for the first time (to be exactly was going to participate in a   BPI meeting) got acquainted with “veterans”, everyone told about themselves and their newsrooms. It was found out that having seen each other too seldom and living too far we have a lot of common problems and moreover, there is a common understanding of a need to solve them.

Elena Larionova, BPI project coordinator

The point is we met

– It should be mentioned that the delegates did not waist time waiting for a long time at the airport. They got acquainted with each other, shared the latest news not only from the world of journalism, touched the topic of BPI meeting, which was canceled and also they held an election of the BPI board and Russian board. The results   were sent to  the Karelian delegation, that was lucky to come to Bodø. In spite of the fact that the volcano has twice interfered in the plans of the Russian delegation and journalists from Arkhangelsk after a long time of waiting at the Murmansk airport had to return back home, the impression from the meeting with colleagues was very positive. Perhaps, it does not matter where the venue takes place, whether it would be Arkhangelsk, Petrozavodsk, Bodø or Murmansk airport, the thing is that the meeting is held in a friendly atmosphere of interesting and knowing their business people.

Inna Roshchina

 

Wanted to discuss Kola Sami radio…

 

- As a former journalist of Kola Sami radio I wanted to raise a question about the role of the media owners, law and right aspects while taking the owners’ decisions,   rights and duties of journalists and owners while changing the status, management or closing   media. Also, I would like to discuss issues concerning adequate presentation of information of conflicts between   media and officials, keeping  rules of journalist’s ethics while presenting such conflicts; distinct journalists’ solidarity.

While waiting at the airport for a flight to Tromsø we had a fruitful meeting work with the colleagues from Arkhangelsk region. It is nice to mention, that many of them were concerned about the press freedom   in Russia.

Yevgeny Kirillov

 

Translated by Irina Bykova

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