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


Feb 26, 2010

We really do hope you will find time to join this year’s Barents Press annual meeting. We are quite sure it will become a memorable weekend, and we wish you warmly welcome to Bodø. The organizers find it necessary to differentiate the deductibles a little, so here is what you will have to pay for your participation:

Finnish/Norwegian/Swedish delegates in single rooms NOK 1100
Finnish/Norwegian/Swedish delegates in double rooms NOK 800
Finnish/Norwegian/Swedish students NOK 400
Russian delegates NOK 300
Russian students FREE
Delegates without a room at the hotel NOK 800

The fee will be collected when you register on Friday afternoon.

We will need a final list of delegates by March 12, so please make your registration to Arne Egil Tønset (chairman, Barents Press Norway) in due time. Please notify us if you want a single room at the hotel, but we have to remind you that the number of single rooms is limited. Therefore, please, give us a clue of whom you would like to share a room with 

The final programme with a time schedule will be distributed as soon as we have settled all the details.

On behalf of Barents Press International
Arne Egil Tønset



BODØ APRIL 16-18 2010

Accomodation and conference venue: Radisson Blu Hotel Bodø


Arrival delegations

Registration at Radisson starting 12:00 until 23:00

Lunch at Radisson

Excursion to Joint Rescue Coordination Centre

Arrival Murmansk and Arkhangelsk delegations

Tour, discussion and supper at the High North Centre for Business and Governance

Film at Radisson: From Vardø with Love
Selmer Nilsen – a Spy Story


Breakfast at Radisson

Official opening:
Robert Sandström, Board Chairman, Barents Press International
Arne Egil Tønset, Board Chairman, Barents Press Norway
Odd Eriksen, Head Deputy, Nordland County Administration
Dag Kristoffersen, Head of Journalist Programme, Bodø University College

Session 1:
Future Security and Defense Issues in the North – opening statement and discussion:
Thorvald Stoltenberg

Parallell session 1a:
Future Security and Defense Issues in the North (continuing) – statements and discussion:
Mediator: Kjell Dragnes, Editor of Foreign News, Aftenposten
Thorvald Stoltenberg
Tor Bukkvold, Norwegian Defense Research Institute
Russian/Finnish/Swedish participants

Parallell session 1b:
Youth Chat – the way ahead for young journalists in the Barents Region:
Sari Pöyhönen, Finland
Dag Kristoffersen, Norway
Inna Rozhina, Russia
Jonas Bjørkly, Youth County Assembly of Nordland, Norway

Session 2:
Excursion to Norwegian Defense Operations Headquarters, Reitan:
Trond Grytting, Rear-admiral

Lunch at Reitan

Session 3:
Presentation of Barents Scholarship Project 2009 – a study of journalists’ working conditions in Russia:
Kjersti Sjursen Lien, former student, Bodø University College

Why choose NOT to become a journalist in today’s Russia – statements and discussion:
Mediator: Gunnar Sætra, Norway
Jelena Larionova, Russia
Arne Egil Tønset, Norway

Session 4:
Boat Trip to Saltstraumen
Guiding by Torghatten Nord representative

Session 5:
Opening to the East – 25 years of cooperation and challenges – lecture at Radisson:
Odd Eriksen, Head Deputy, Nordland County Administration

Dinner at Radisson

Music, dance and entertainment at Radisson


Breakfast at Radisson

Session 6:
Barents Press Scholarship Strategy – statements and strategies:
Mediator: Magne Kveseth, Altaposten, Norway

Session 7:
National reports

Session 8:
Barents Press International Web Service – presentation:
Roberts Sandström: Head of International Board

Session 9:

Official closing of BPI annual meeting

Session 10:
Barents Press International board meeting

Lunch at Radisson

Departure delegations

Session 11:
Guided tour of the Norwegian Aviation Museum:
Murmansk and Arkhangelsk delegations

Supper in Bodø


Breakfast at Radisson

Departure of Murmansk and Arkhangelsk delegations

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