To see elections in Scandinavian way with your own eyes, to follow the campaign, to personally meet representatives of political parties and to evaluate the work of the press in a difficult media period - such opportunity was given to a group of journalists from different cities of the North-West of Russia by the Nordic Journalist Center and the Regional Press Institute with the financial support of the Council of Ministers of the Nordic countries.
August 29 there was held a Skype conference of Barents Press Russia board. Met Journalists from Karelia, Arkhangelsk and Murmansk got together to discussed future plans and distributed the responsibility among the regional boards.
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