Looking for Barents Press

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tromsö bodö

vadsö kirkenes


murmansk luleå

Looking for Barents Press A journalistic survey around the area!


In the Barents region there has been the voluntary cooperation of journalists, Barents Press International since 1993.

IN barents region distances are long. car is the easiest way to travel.

MOST OF THE journalists know this. THE AUDIENCE does not.

IN Abisko they organise nature photography training ,for journalists. we ll meet colleagues! At the beginning everything was new, with plenty of story ideas. Today, EVERYTHING IS calculated precisely. We are always in a hurry.

The lights are visible, here we are.

, Oh, Can´t there are no crossSki A meter border audiences anymore... IN THE AREA. ALSO the languages are different. To reach people you have to publish in English.

what about the sami language?

here in sweden Interesting topics are tourism, nature and climate.

Hurtigruten, if anything, must be an experience!



NARVIK EVEN here, in “wealthy” Norway the budgets are strained. Media chains keep growing. Same news are recycled.

... all the way up to Kirkenes. We study the media landscape. OH, really?

The landscape are marvellous! good topic to write. But is this already “too normal” for the local media?

perhaps REAL Good stories landscape, too. Soon are always more , we re going to see important than any white-tailed eagles. official stuff. YES, Local speciality!

HOw can it fly this close...






abisko There is the guy we are supposed to meet...

...and Own experiences are most important to a good journalist... Oops!


Tromsรถ Harstad

Language sets many limits. Barentsobserver.com is a news service for the whole Barents region.


Media is ok, these roads , aren t!

There! Towards the centre of the city and the TV studios.

We have many young journalists. Our newspapers are small, but radio and television are significant media. We also have commercial TV channels.

What in the world?

How so? we are the journalists , you re going to meet.

Russia, an interesting place...

But you are younger than journalists usually are.

We write about tourism, entertainment and culture.

We would also be interested in other Barents countries.


vadsö kirkenes

BODö murmansk


There seems to be one real barents media!

Finally, we head towards Inari, to visit sami language Oddasat tv station, funded by yle.

the most Functional Barents media is Oddasat.

Sami language news across the borders. But Russian viewers are difficult to reach here as well.

in oddasat We are able to look at things from a Sami perspective and focus on the events in our own region.

not long way anymore, be CAUTIOus!

Oddasat transmission times, of course, could be better.

Reindeer and traffic could be a good topic, as always.

Wow! this region is unique in Europe and full of interesting things!

even in our own language.

© Ilpo koskela 2015, www.ilpokoskela.fi


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