24-28 June WCSJ2013 to be held in Helsinki. Nordic Journalist Centre provides grant for Barents Russia journalists to participate in the conference
3-4 June Kirkenes declaration- 2 is to be signed in Norway's Kirkenes. This document will determine the strategies for further development of cooperation in the Barents Region for the next few decades. Barents secretariat is planning to invite a group of journalists from Murmansk and Arkhangelsk regions and from Karelia to cover the event.Nordic Journalist Centre from Denmark also supports this project.
April 25-28 in the city of Apatity there was held the XVIII Conference of the international journalists network Barents Press International. More than a hundred participants from Norway, Finland, Sweden and Russia discussed the issues of journalism and the processes occurring in the Barents region.
BPI board meeting in Levy
In Levy (Finland) on 30 October there took place a regular board meeting of Barents Press International. The crucial point was: the annual meeting of Barents Press International in 2011.
Participants discussed important Russian Barents Press issues: BPI Web-site financial support, funding of which has already finished at the end of October, new project of international Barents Mediasphere collaboration, idea of carrying Internet seminars, so called webinars.
The sorrowful situation of Kola radio in Lovozero was also discussed – there were enough people and investment to keep the radio working, but still it doesn’t work.
National boardd of Russia, Finland, Norway and Sweden presented reports concerning the previous year work and the next year projects.
It was agreed that the following annual Barents Press international meeting will take place in Levy from 5 till 8 May in 2011. The agenda and topics of the reports will be detailed, but it's already known that journalists will be taken to the gold-mine situated not far from Levy.
Olga Shcherbakova, BP board member,
nwspaper «2х2», Apatity, Murmansk area