Barents Press International Board had a meeting in Saariselkä, Finland on 7-8 November. The main issues to discuss were Barents Press Russia activity after the founder and many years leader Elena Larionova’ going away and the coming Annual Conference – 2015.
On November 27-29, 2014 in Murmansk will host the VII international festival The Northern Character. It is organized by TV company "TV-21"and Production Center "Northern Character" with the support of the Russian Ministry of culture, Government of Murmansk region, Norilsk Nickel company, the Administrative Board of Norrbotten (Sweden), the Barents Secretariat, the Center for journalism in the Nordic countries, Murmansk Union of journalists, Barents Press and others.
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