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.
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.
"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” - Saint Augustine
Barents Press Sweden has with support by the Swedish Institute and the Northern County Administrative Boards in Sweden been able to travel to Kirkenes and Murmansk. The main focus was to visit and meet with Norwegian and Russian journalists working in the Barents region.
Scoop Russia competition for investigative journalists
'Scoop Russia' invites to participate in competition for journalists in Northwest Russia and calls for ideas for in-depth-journalism. For those who have an idea to do investigative journalism this competition gives a chance to realize one's journalistic dream.
The award is an invitation to a seminar at Fojo (Institute for journalism) in Sweden from February 28th to March 6th with all costs covered, financial support to do the investigation and an opportunity to present your results at a master class in autumn 2011.
‘Scoop Russia’ is a Swedish-Danish project to promote investigative reporting in Russia. It's managed by the Swedish association of investigative reporters (FGJ), the Danish Association for investigative journalism (FGU) and International Media Support.
Scoop Russia offers training of journalists, practical support for research and access to international networks of investigative journalists. It's funded by SIDA, the Swedish aid agency.
Scoop started 2003 and has since supported more than 400 investigations in East- and Southeast Europe.
For more information see www.i-scoop.org