To see elections in Scandinavian way with your own eyes, to follow the campaign, to personally meet representatives of political parties and to evaluate the work of the press in a difficult media period - such opportunity was given to a group of journalists from different cities of the North-West of Russia by the Nordic Journalist Center and the Regional Press Institute with the financial support of the Council of Ministers of the Nordic countries.
August 29 there was held a Skype conference of Barents Press Russia board. Met Journalists from Karelia, Arkhangelsk and Murmansk got together to discussed future plans and distributed the responsibility among the regional boards.
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