Press release, Kirkenes, Murmansk, Luleå, Oulu, September 29th 2015
On Monday 28th of September, Thomas Nilsen was fired from his position as chief editor of the online news site BarentsObserver by the owners of the Norwegian Barents Secretariat, the three Northern Norwegian county administrations.
STATEMENT FROM BARENTS PRESS INTERNATIONAL, CONCERNING THE RESTRICTION OF BARENTSOBSERVERS' EDITORIAL FREEDOM
Barents Reunion convention — press invitation
This year's theme for the Convention is Tourism Without Borders.
BARENTS ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2010
• € 5 000 award for successful entrepreneurship within tourism and creative business in the Barents Region
• Expanded Barents Reunion convention in June 2010
The Barents Reunion governing board invites all media and anybody who is interested in the Barents Region and Barents Reunion.
The participants are:
• Raimo Ronkanen mayor of Tornio
• Sven-Erik Bucht, mayor of Haparanda
• Christina Lugnet, Director of the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth
• Susanne Wallin, Ikea Haparanda/Tornio
Local media are invited to Sverigefinska folkhögskolan in Haparanda at 10.00 CET (11.00 Finnish time, 12.00 Moscow time).
Other media can follow the press conference online at Barents Reunion website.
Media not present at the press conference can ask questions either by mail or using this website.
The press conference will be held in Swedish and Finnish.
Questions can be asked and will be answered in Swedish, Finnish or Russian.
Telephone interviews directly after the press conference (est. 11.00 CET):
Sven-Erik Bucht, mayor of Haparanda: + 46 705 619 252 (Swedish)
Raimo Ronkanen, mayor of Tornio: +358 405 582 202 (Finnish)
Malcolm Dixelius, Barents Reunion board: +46 704 222 650 (Russian).