Barents Press International Board had a meeting in Saariselkä, Finland on 7-8 November. The main issues to discuss were Barents Press Russia activity after the founder and many years leader Elena Larionova’ going away and the coming Annual Conference – 2015.
On November 27-29, 2014 in Murmansk will host the VII international festival The Northern Character. It is organized by TV company "TV-21"and Production Center "Northern Character" with the support of the Russian Ministry of culture, Government of Murmansk region, Norilsk Nickel company, the Administrative Board of Norrbotten (Sweden), the Barents Secretariat, the Center for journalism in the Nordic countries, Murmansk Union of journalists, Barents Press and others.
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