May 24, 2016

The Annual Barents Press International Conference in April Haparanda appeared unforgettable. According to many in attendance it was one of the best. We are very grateful to the hosts – Barents Press Sweden! What do the young participants think back about? Here’re some viewpoints from different countries.

May 4, 2016

How can media not lose readers, listeners and viewers and not lose their social role in society? Is journalism to die or to become a new "business niche"? These issues were discussed by journalists from Norway, Finland, Sweden and Russia at the annual conference of the journalistic network Barents Press International in late April in the Swedish city of Haparanda.

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


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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