Field course for journalists in Murmansk and Apatity

Twenty journalists from Finland, Norway and Sweden are invited to visit Murmansk newsrooms.
Welcome to MurmanskOn 22-25 April 2013 several newsrooms in Murmansk: newspapers Murmansky Vestnik and Komsomolskaya Pravda, news agency B-port and, of course, TV Murman are waiting colleagues from other countries of the Barents Region. The course will be arranged by Barents Mediasphere project.

At the beginning of the visit the selected Nordic journalists will get general information about Murmansk Region and will have welcome sightseeing. After that colleagues will pick them up to the newsrooms where Nordic journalists will take part in everyday life of Russian media. Together with Russian journalists guests will visit different places and meetings which are of journalists’ interest.

Course participants will also meet the representatives of some NGO’s in Murmansk like Bellona and staff of the Norwegian Barents secretariat in Murmansk.

Short staying in Murmansk Region will be continued in Apatity, 214 kilometers south from Murmansk. In Apatity the course participants will take part in the 19th Barents Press International meeting on 25-28 April 2013.

Main issues for the upcoming conference is “20 years of Barents Region cooperation and 20 years of Barents Press International. Where we are and where we are going to?

The application form and practical details will be soon available on this site and on

Barents Mediasphere project can cover study visit for approximately 20 Finnish and Norwegian participants. Swedish participants should take care on searching extra support.

Elena Larionova
Expert in Barents Mediasphere project
Barents Press Project Coordinator

More information about the course

Finnish and Swedish journalists contact
Virpi Komulainen
+358 40 484 4154

Norwegian journalists contact
Trude Pettersen
+47 408 862 91