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On October 10th and 11th the Norwegian city of Vadsø is hosting the Сonference "Military Intelligence as a Democratic Blind Spot: Global, Regional and Local Perspectives". It’s a first in a series of events aimed opening up a public space for an informed debate on Northern Norway as a global hub for military intelligence in a political climate of increasingly polarized rhetoric and arms races in space and at sea.

Sep 6, 2016

Barents Press Sweden with the assistance of Barents Press Russia and Barents Regional Youth Council is arranging a new type of project where the focus is on young journalists in the Barents region. The project is made possible with the financial assistance by the Swedish Instiute and Länsstyrelsen Norrbotten. 

Aug 17, 2016

Norwegian childcare have made headlines in a lot of countries during the last years, not least in Russia. What is it all about? How can there be so different opinions about children´s rights, parents rights and the difference between violence and upbringing?

Barents Press invites Russian journalist to Tromsø for lectures, discussions, excursions, critique and more knowledge about the Norwegian Childcare.

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Cameraman lost job because of the Karelian governor's complexion

Oct 8, 2010


The new head of Karelia Andrey Nelidov gets acquainted with the situation travelling round the republic. He is usually accompanied by a TV group from the administration's press service.


After one trip the governor watched the TV story and got extremely dissatisfied with the red color of his face on the screen, and made rebuke to cameramen having accused them of not being able to work with light.



The new head of Karelia Andrey Nelidov gets acquainted with the situation travelling round the republic. He is usually accompanied by a TV group from the administration's press service.

The head of Karelia personally interrogated each employee of the TV group involved in pruducing the story and the labor contract with one of them was terminated. The cameraman is considered a good professional and he found another job but the fact is that he was fired out from the group of the governor's information service.

The Web-site politika.karelia.ru published the story under the title «Am I the most beatiful of all?», the author did't show any surprise concerning methods of the governor 's work with journalists. The forum discussion was sharp and critical as to A.Nelidov.

Once the editor of the Web-site found a nickname "Andrey Nelidov" among the participants of the discussion. He introduced himself as the head of Karelia and gave his evaluation of the happening and even apologized to the cameraman for his intemperance. It was difficult to believe that the comment was written by the head of Karelia and in particular that he apologized in public. The editor managed to get A.Nelidov on the phone. To the editor's surprise he confirmed the fact of participation in the discussion concerning his manner of treating journalists and style of being the head of the republic. A.Nelidov told that he intended personally to respond to interesting publications of the Web-site. And really the nickname "Andrey Nelidov" soon again appeared in the forum, this time with comments on the discussion concerning items of forming the government.

Nevertheless, despite the fact that the cameraman got apologies of the head of Karelia on the Web-site politika.karelia.ru, the has'n got any invitation to renew the labor contract. And the victim strongly objected the Union of journalists of Karelia to defend him in any form and preferred to hush up the conflict.

Anatoly Tsygankov, staff correspondent

Glasnost Defense Foundation

Translated by: Tatiana Polkova

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