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.
STATEMENT FROM BARENTS PRESS INTERNATIONAL, CONCERNING THE RESTRICTION OF BARENTSOBSERVERS' EDITORIAL FREEDOM
TV festival Northern Character invites
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 http://tv21.ru/festival2010/
Photo: «Northern Character» festival organizational commitee: Yury Erofeev, Anastassia Yakonuk, Svetlana Soldatova.