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Dec 14, 2014

Notes after the international film festival "The Northern Character"

The festival "The Northern Character" was held in Murmansk for the seventh time. This year there were announced more than hundred works of journalists and documentary filmmakers from Russia, Abkhazia, Norway, Sweden, France, Finland, Canada and Greece in seven categories, including "documentary", "essay", "TV show", "short fiction".

Dec 12, 2014
In Petrozavodsk there was held a seminar for journalists of regional newspapers and administrations’ press services. It was organized by Regional branch of the Popular Front of Karelia, the Ministry of the Republic of Karelia for national politics, relations with public and religious associations and mass media and journalistic network Barents Press International.
Dec 1, 2014

In February 2015 after two years, the Norwegian Kirkenes will again meet the grand festival Barents Spectacle. The Barents Secretariat invites a group of 10 Russian journalists to arrive in Kirkenes from 4 to 8 February 2015.

 

Tight control over mass media persists

Nov 1, 2010


This year’s world index from the organization Reporters Without Borders shows that Russia remains unable to improve its bad record on press freedom.


A press release from the press freedom watchdog reads that “the country has recorded no improvement” in the field and that “the system remains as tightly controlled as ever, and impunity reigns unchallenged in cases of violence against journalists.”

The country is number 140 in the index, which is slightly better than in 2009, but still at the low end of the rating.

The index is topped by Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.

A total of 178 countries are included in the study. Of the European countries, only Belarus does worse than Russia with a 154th place.

BarentsObserver.com

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