Nov 26, 2015
At the working meeting of members of the International Board of Barents Press in Saariselkä, in the cottage owned by the Union of journalists of Finland, there is no Internet. And for quite a long time there was no TV. And other forms of communication. Journalists must break from information talking, reading, sitting by the fireplace, sweating in the sauna and diving into the icy river.
Nov 17, 2015

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.


Oct 29, 2015

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.

Dec 20, 2014

Arkhangelsk journalists are ready to join to the international investigative network

May 28, 2010

On 20-21, May 2010 in Arkhangelsk was held a seminar on investigative reporting. 18 participants from different media and students took part in the seminar. All of them are full of strength to join to the international journalism investigative network.




Majority of the journalists said that taking part in the seminar brought them valuable experience, which structuralized their present skills and helped to get to know more about methods and practical skills of carrying out journalism investigation. According to Elena Miakshina, the editor of Sozvezdie Review magazine, the seminar showed the possibility of carrying out scaled investigations involving readers.

Other participants found out interesting examples of carrying out investigations concerning everyday life of people. As an example, Ekaterina Kurzeneva gives the following conclusion:

– I understood that not all investigations are to be global or risky (it is necessary for the journalist to posses juridical skills, we have also talked about it on the seminar). Great number of topics is laying on the surface, our life gives them to us. The work of the journalist is not to pass by.

Beginning of big international project

Course leaders Henrik Kaufholtz (  SCOOP, Denmark) and Oleg Khomenok (national coordinator SCOOP, Ukraine) told about   experience of   foreign colleagues, held some  workshops, using  on-line journalistic.

– The seminar in Arkhangelsk may turn to be a part of big project for improving Russian journalists investigative methods, said Henrik Kaufholtz.
He told about the project which SCOOP is going to bring to life in Russia with a support of different funds and institutes.

– This must be two or three year studying programme. The main aim is to help Russian journalists to become an integral part of the international journalism investigative network, the important part of the media work.

Most of participants wish to hold such seminars more often and invite Russian trainers  and lawyers.

Arkhangelsk journalists are ready to join to the international investigative network

Henrik Kaufholtz , SCOOP, Denmark

The seminar was arranged by Barents Press supported by the Nordic Journalist Centre, Denmark, and SCOOP, Denmark.

Irina Bykova,
Elena Larionova




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