The Annual Barents Press International Conference in April Haparanda appeared unforgettable. According to many in attendance it was one of the best. We are very grateful to the hosts – Barents Press Sweden! What do the young participants think back about? Here’re some viewpoints from different countries.
How can media not lose readers, listeners and viewers and not lose their social role in society? Is journalism to die or to become a new "business niche"? These issues were discussed by journalists from Norway, Finland, Sweden and Russia at the annual conference of the journalistic network Barents Press International in late April in the Swedish city of Haparanda.
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.