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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.
It is interesting to learn from colleagues
In this project last year the teachers visited Denmark. This year they are going to journalism department of the Oslo Business School and to the well-known Norwegian Journalistic High School in Volda.
The second part of the study tour will take place in Finland. Russian teachers will visit the universities of Helsinki and Tampere.
Teachers from the Barents region: Murmansk, Arkhangelsk and Petrozavodsk take part in the study visit.
The peculiarity of this trip that it, together with teachers from the Barents Russia and St. Petersburg are involved their colleagues from Kaliningrad, Pskov and Vologda. Like the last year, course leader is Danish journalist Trine Smistrup. Trine has been responsible for cooperation with Russia for many years, Scandinavian colleagues know her as an author very interesting analysis of contemporary Russian media. The is published on the website of the Nordic Journalist Center