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".
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.
Human rights and journalism. Dialogue proceeds.
Among them was association Barents Press International which was represented by the coordinator of the project Elena Larionov, a member of the Russian national board Elena Doilnitsyna and a member of the international board Tatiana Polkova.
Meeting in Joensuu
Joint projects since 2006
Barents Press has a wide experience of partner work with the Norwegian branch of the Helsinki committee in the field of spreading knowledge about human rights. The first seminar took place in Murmansk in September, 2006. Seminars-dialogues with journalists were held in Murmansk and Arkhangelsk, and also in the House of human rights in Oslo. In total there were nine seminars held in which both skilled journalists, and students of faculties of journalism participated. The information on projects is in materials of our Web-site.
Now in Karelia as well
The head of educational programs of the Norwegian branch of Helsinki committee Enver Djuliman and the coordinator Elena Saenkova told about new plans of cooperation, in particular about seminars on human rights for journalists which will take place in Karelia as well.
During the meeting several actions were planned. Till the end of 2010 in Petrozavodsk there will be held a seminar-dialogue for Karelian journalists about human rights and an interregional conference for colleagues from Murmansk and Arkhangelsk areas and Karelia.
Work in all Barents-Russia will be also continued in 2011.