Greenpeace versus Russia – An Arctic Media Debate

How does the case Greenpeace look like from Murmansk? What are the recent developments of the Northern Russian media and information sphere? On January 15 the Helsinki International Press Club will focus on the case Greenpeace, NGOs and the possibilities for critical journalism in Russia.



Media Storm in Murmansk and Russia
Elena Larionova, Coordinator
Barents Press International

Where Was the Truth - in Russian or Western Media?
Sari Pöyhönen, Assistant for Media and Culture
The Murmansk Office of the Consulate General of Finland in St. Petersburg

Markku Heikkilä, Head of Science Communications
Arctic Centre, University of Lapland


The event is mainly for journalists and it is hosted by the Helsinki International Press Club and Barents Mediasphere project funded by the European Union’s Kolarctic ENPI cross border co-operation programme. The event will be conducted in English.

Time: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 5:00 pm
Place: Helsinki International Press Club


Photos from the debate

Press release on the debate


More information 

Virpi Komulainen
Project Coordinator
Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
Tel. +358 40 484 4154, virpi.komulainen (at)