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Dec 20, 2014
Barents Press took part in the Nordic Forum for security policy-2014 which was held in the Norwegian city of Tromsø. This discussion brought together more than 70 participants from Scandinavia and Russia. The Forum discussed the problems of oil and gas, Arctic ecology, indigenous peoples.
Dec 20, 2014

The five-day seminar "School of theatre journalist" in Petrozavodsk is closed. The Musical theatre of Karelia and Barents Press Russia provided a ground for creativity for thirty young journalists who write about theatre.

On the basis of Petrozavodsk theatres young professionals discussed the most topical issues in cultural journalism. In the evening they watched performances, writing reviews at night, and in the morning took it to pieces together. Master classes, discussions, heated debates were good experience for young critics.

Dec 14, 2014

Notes after the international film festival "The Northern Character"

The festival "The Northern Character" was held in Murmansk for the seventh time. This year there were announced more than hundred works of journalists and documentary filmmakers from Russia, Abkhazia, Norway, Sweden, France, Finland, Canada and Greece in seven categories, including "documentary", "essay", "TV show", "short fiction".

 

BPI International Board held session in Finland

Feb 18, 2011


On February, 11-13th in Saariselkä (Finland) the next session of the Barents Press International Board took place.


 

The participants were:

Timo Sipola and Alpo Merilä (Finland), Juha Tajnio and Robert Sandström (Sweden), Johs Kalvemo (Norway), Elena Larionov and Tatiana Polkova (Russia).

 

Board at work

 

 

 

 

Annual conference will take place in Levi

The agenda included reports of national boards on work for the past period, and preparation for the annual conference which will be this time on May 5-8 in Levi (Finland)  was the main point. The organizers prepare an interesting and solid program. Now it has to get its final completion. When it will come to the end, we will place it on our site. Meanwhile it is possible to inform that in Levi conference participants will try to look at the developments of the Arctic region and Barents region — processes in mass-media including — for the last 20 years.

Among speakers are expected:

- Director Paula Kankaanpää, Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland,

- Dr Aileen A. Espíritu is the Director of the Barents Institute, Kirkenes ( Canada),

-  Ambassador Hannu Halinen,

- Head of the Swedish Barents Secretariat Per Wallén,

- Olga Buch, Doctor of Economics, professor,  director general of Arctic Center of Training Specialists, editor of magazine “Shelfinfo”,

-Pavel Gutiontov, Secretary of the Russian Journalist Union.

 

 

 

Chairman of the Board Robert Sandström participated in the session via the Internet program Skype.

 

 

 

 

 

One session will be devoted to development of tourism and transport possibilities in the region.

In the program there's also a bus trip to Suurikusikko gold mine and presentation of the film “Steam of Life” (Finland), nominated for the Oscar award.

Miniseminar

Part of the board meeting was given to a miniseminar  on the themes: “Financial independence of mass-media” and “Overcoming prejudices”. Colleagues from Finland, Sweden and Norway  answered in detail and with comments as a whole 11 questions developed for Russian research project. Many thanks to them!

Next session of the International Board will take place in Levi.

 

Tatiana Polkova,

BPI Board member, from snowy and frosty Saariselkä.

 

 

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