The EU banned the author and the presenter of the program "Vesti Nedeli" Dmitry Kiselyov entry to the countries of the Union. Thus, he lost even a hypothetical chance to come to the annual conference organized by Barents Press International which will take place from 24 to 27 April in Kirkenes.
"Investigative journalism is going through Golden age," - says David Leigh, , a leading journalist of British newspaper "The Guardian". He told the investigative journalists how his newspaper and another four largest newspapers of the world conducted investigation on the basis of materials which they gave Julian Assange with his scandalous Wikileaks. David called Assange and his followers "hacktivists".
Visit of Foreign Press Association to Murmansk
Foreign Press Association members stop in Nikel.
FPA is an association for foreign correspondents in Norway, aiming to facilitate the work of foreign journalists. It organizes meetings with key politicians, business leaders and other newsmakers, as well as press trips and social events.
Open to all journalists covering Norway for international media, the FPA currently has about 75 members.
Journalists started their Murmansk trip in Kirkenes, than crossed the Russian boarder and visited town Nikel.
Jonas Karlsbakk from the Norwegian Barents- secretariat guided them in the Murmansk Region. The travelling seminar was devoted to the new opportunities for cooperation in the Barents Region with the regard of Shtokman project development, fishery and mining industry.
The trip was organized by the Norwegian Barents-secretariat in cooperation with Murmansk regional journalist union and Barents Press.
Photo: Björn Lindahl