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.

Oct 23, 2015

"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.

Dec 20, 2014

“Barents–papa” witnessed cooperation of two radio stations

Aug 13, 2010

FM-channels Big Radio from Murmansk and Radio Domen from Vardø signed a cooperation’s agreement. Barents Press has helped them to establish the contacts. Now we are named as a project facilitator.
Torvald Stoltenberg witnessed the cooperation’s agreement.

Torvald Stoltenberg
Photo: BPI
Torvald Stoltenberg witnessed the cooperation’s agreement.

News on two languages

BPI web - site was the first who published an appeal of Oleg Syusyura, the editor of the Big Radio, when he was searching a partner on the Norwegian side.

We are very pleased that after a short period of time the project which was just an idea became a concrete cooperation.

Now Murmansk radio has a good partner in Northern Norway.

Oleg Syusyura and Kato Torsvik, chairman of the of director’s council of Radio Domen have recently signed a formal cooperation’s agreement.

Big Radio journalists were pleasantly surprised getting know that one can listen their radio in Kirkenes, Vadsø and Vardø.

Murmansk people cannot listen to Radio Domen yet but editors have suggested a number of interesting projects which will provide Russian and Norwegian listeners with an interesting topics . For instance, they intend to make really international the Border Songs Festival.

Blessed by “Barents-papa”

Honorary witnesses, people who have done a lot for  Barents cooperation  were presented under the contract signing. Torvald Stoltenberg was among them.

“Barents-papa” always pays attention for journalist’s cooperation.

In particular in his greetings to the participants of BPI annual meeting in Bodø in April he wrote:

– People who have spent years of their life fighting for the freedom of speech participate in this forum. You know that press freedom is the main weapon of democracy. Many of you have faced such strong opposition which seemed impossible to resist and could follow that one to give up. But you did not. That is why journalists network Barents Press is very important. You are telling the truth about each other, talk about the joys and sorrows, problems and challenges. You have a goal and it means that you are not easily to be stopped. You know that you have a good tusk  and  you are the practical builders of democracy.

The whole text of Stoltenberg greetings is published in Norwegian on BP Norway site.

Torvald Stoltenberg also gave an interview to Big Radio and Radio Domen.

“Barents –papa” witnessed cooperation of two radio stations

Photo: BPI

Kato Torsvik, Radio Domen (to the left) and Oleg Syusyura, Big Radio,signed an agreement.

Elena Larionova, BPI project coordinator



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