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Media school for NGO and mass-media held in Sortavala

Sep 24, 2010


In September there was held the fifth media school for members of public organizations of Sortavala area (Karelia) within the limits of the Russian-Finnish project "NGO and mass-media".


During two day international educational action youth and their senior colleagues were learning to write press releases, discussed projects, thought out joint actions. Also participant learned about media planning, kinds and forms of an information work of the organization, about press conferences, international foundations and grants.

Cooperation with Finland and image of Finland and Karelia in mass-media also were a theme for discussions. Matti Siippänen, the correspondent of the newspaper "Karjalainen", told about relations between NGOs and mass-media in Finland, and also compared experience in mass-media and interactions to public organizations in Finland, Karelia and the South America. About activity of the Society of friendship "Finland-Russia", Tiina Junnillä, the Finnish coordinator of the project, informed on new projects and problems.

School participoants discussed interesting ideas about creation of NGOs' Association in Sortavalsa area, about release of the uniform Finnish-Russian catalog of NGO and culture events in frontier territory, NGO pages in press. And also about regular railway communication «Friendship Train».

Elena Rybalova

Translated by: Tatiana Polkova

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