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In a time where freedom of information is on decline all around the world, the Nordic states remain on top of the list over countries with the highest level of press freedom.
Hundreds of Norwegians and Russians arrived in the first week of February in the town of Kirkenes on the Russian-Norway border to see the spectacular installations, to visit unusual exhibitions and to speculate about the future of the Arctic territories at the international art festival Barents Spektakel.
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