Sep 30, 2015

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.


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Mar 18, 2015
More than a hundred journalists from Finland, Norway, Sweden and Russia are to meet tomorrow in the city of Oulu, Finland, to discuss their professional matters, to consider the development processes in the Barents region and just to have friendly talks.
Dec 20, 2014

TV festival Northern Character invites

Feb 25, 2011

On November 15–17 in Murmansk there takes place the forth International festival of documentary films and television programs “Northern Character”. Such a decision was taken at the latest meeting of the organizational board.

This year the slogan of the festival will be “Seduced by the North”.

For participation in the creative competition festival are admitted programmes of different styles, television and documentary films, video clips and short films, made by state, municipal and private TV companies, studios and independent filmmakers.

This year a new nomination has appeared in the competition programme “Television programme (news)”. The works will be judged by the international jury witch consists of Russian, Norwegian, Sweden and Finish journalists and filmmakers.

A part of the festival there will be traditional master-classes and media-forum, the preliminary theme of which is called “Cultural diversity in the Barents Region: makes us different or helps to understand each other”.

Barents Press is one of the organizers of the festival.

More nformation and terms of participation will be soon on the web-site

Elena Larionova

Photo: «Northern Character» festival organizational commitee: Yury Erofeev, Anastassia Yakonuk, Svetlana Soldatova.

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