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.
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