Nov 26, 2015
At the working meeting of members of the International Board of Barents Press in Saariselkä, in the cottage owned by the Union of journalists of Finland, there is no Internet. And for quite a long time there was no TV. And other forms of communication. Journalists must break from information talking, reading, sitting by the fireplace, sweating in the sauna and diving into the icy river.
Nov 17, 2015

The festival of documentary films and television programs "Northern Character-2015" will be held 26-28 November in Murmansk at several cultural and artistic sites involving in its orbit people of different ages, occupations and interests.


Oct 29, 2015

The Russian legislation on mass media is becoming tougher and more extensive.  How can journalists and media work under the circumstances – this was in the focus of discussion at the seminar the Center  for Defense of Rights of Journalists and Media (project Barents Press – ed.) held in Murmansk.

Dec 20, 2014

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.

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