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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".

Dec 12, 2014
In Petrozavodsk there was held a seminar for journalists of regional newspapers and administrations’ press services. It was organized by Regional branch of the Popular Front of Karelia, the Ministry of the Republic of Karelia for national politics, relations with public and religious associations and mass media and journalistic network Barents Press International.
Dec 1, 2014

In February 2015 after two years, the Norwegian Kirkenes will again meet the grand festival Barents Spectacle. The Barents Secretariat invites a group of 10 Russian journalists to arrive in Kirkenes from 4 to 8 February 2015.

 

Cross-border cooperation of journalists on northern latitude

Jul 5, 2010


In the north of Karelia cross-border relations of Louhsky area and Finnish sister-community of Kuusamo are well developed. It is promoted by the international customs check point of Suoperä. Journalists on either side of the border can meet and work together.


Cross-border cooperation of journalists on northern latitude

Correspondents of the regional newspaper "Pripolarye" (Karelia) and newspapers «Koillissanomat» (Finland) have developed professional and friendly contacts. Colleagues have possibility in common to cover actions of the sister-relations program of Louhsky area and the community of Kuusamo.

Finnish journalists from Kuusamo in the visit-centre of the national part Paanajarvi

  1. Finnish journalists from Kuusamo in the visit-centre of the national part Paanajarvi.

Finnish press photographer Mikko Häme is a frequent visitor in our parts. His picture stories and materials from Louhsky area tell readers of «Koillissanomat» about football matches and the national park Paanajarvi, about delphinarium by the White sea (in the diving centre in pomor village Nilmoguba). He does not forget to visit colleagues from the Louhsky municipal newspaper "Pripoljare". For me Mikko Hjame is a top-class professional and a good friend of mine who is always ready to help with a good piece of advice.

Valery Bekhterev and Mikko Häme at the Paanajarvi lake in the national park

Valery Bekhterev and Mikko Häme at the Paanajarvi lake in the national park.

Within the cross-border relations Finnish and Karelian journalists agreed to participate in the long-term project «Paths of northern Karelians». These are series of journalistic materials about the life of Karelian people, their national culture and family traditions.

Excursion with a group of Finnish colleagues on the viking boat «Nadezhda» on the Paanajarvi lake

  1. Excursion with a group of Finnish colleagues on the viking boat «Nadezhda» on the Paanajarvi lake.

Among things to tell about are history of northern national settlements of Saami and Karelians on the coast of the White Sea, ancient Karelian sports and competitions, ethnic cuisine of northern Karelians etc.

Valery Bekhterev, photographer of the newspaper "Pripolarye"


Translated by: Tatiana Polkova

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