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Apr 22, 2016
The annual Barents Press conference - 2016 has started today in the city of Haparanda, Sweden. The main topic discussed is digitalization of media. A hundred of participants from four Barents areas and the hottest speeches and speakers.
 
Mar 25, 2016

A course for journalists on Svalbard, 2th – 6th of May 2016

Some say it´s difficult to understand the relation between Russia and Norway without understanding Svalbard. What is really  going on in this  islands? What is the history behind Svalbard and the Svalbard treaty?

 

Mar 23, 2016

Journalists from four countries will soon meet in the Swedish town of Haparanda. On April 21-24 it will host the Annual Meeting of Barents Press International. The themes of this year are various. But the leading one is the digitization of media. What does it mean for us? What we do we lose or acquire moving totally to the virtual and digital world?

 

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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