Press release, Kirkenes, Murmansk, Luleå, Oulu, September 29th 2015
On Monday 28th of September, Thomas Nilsen was fired from his position as chief editor of the online news site BarentsObserver by the owners of the Norwegian Barents Secretariat, the three Northern Norwegian county administrations.
STATEMENT FROM BARENTS PRESS INTERNATIONAL, CONCERNING THE RESTRICTION OF BARENTSOBSERVERS' EDITORIAL FREEDOM
Looking forward to Northern Character
Acceptance of applications for participation in the Third International Festival of TV programs and films Northern Character has completed.
The event is organised by TV-21 broadcasting company with support of the international association of journalists Barents Press, "Norilsk nickel" Company, "Media platform" Company, Norwegian Barents-secretariat, "Companion" Company and park-in hotel "Polyarnie Zori".
This year festival has collected much more works of the Russian and foreign TV reporters. 22 works came from Russian journalists from Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Petrozavodsk, Kirov, Syktyvkar, Arkhangelsk, Salekhard, Ekaterinburg, Ryazan, the cities of Sovietsky (Tyumen region), Korjazhma (Arkhangelsk region), Monchegorsk, Kandalaksha and Murmansk. 14 works were sent by our Norwegian and 10 by Swedish colleagues.
The present festival is rich with documentary films and programs about culture. The program of the Third International Festival of TV programs and films Northern Character differs from the previous ones: festival redesign has changed, open shows for all comers are provided.
The Third International festival of TV programs and films «Northern character» will take place in Murmansk on November, 16-18.
Tanslated by: Tatiana Polkova