Many journalists from the Northwest have visited the seminars of the Danish expert on infographics Ole Rode Jensen. This June the opportunity to "pump" the knowledge and skills was given to Murmansk journalists and students of journalism. For two days the representative of the Nordic Journalism Centre, lecturer of Danish school of journalism and media told and taught how to use free and accessible data visualization tools.
On 16 June Brussels hosted a seminar on the Barents cooperation. Representatives of BPI Anna Kireeva and Amund Trellevik were also among speakers. The heads of the Russian and Norwegian Barents Press described the 20 years of successful collaboration in the field of media.
There are no blueberries or cloudberries or cranberries , or other familiar to us northern berries on the polar archipelago of Svalbard. The islands are located just a thousand miles from the North Pole and they are not very suitable for life. But over the past five centuries the Russian coast-dwellers, the Dutch, the British and the Scandinavians tried to settle there.
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