Press release, Kirkenes, Murmansk, Luleå, Oulu, September 29th 2015
On Monday 28th of September, Thomas Nilsen was fired from his position as chief editor of the online news site BarentsObserver by the owners of the Norwegian Barents Secretariat, the three Northern Norwegian county administrations.
STATEMENT FROM BARENTS PRESS INTERNATIONAL, CONCERNING THE RESTRICTION OF BARENTSOBSERVERS' EDITORIAL FREEDOM
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