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
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.