Dec 17, 2016

- a course about contemporary art, critical art and the freedom of speech for artists from Norway and in Russia.

Dec 17, 2016
As reported by colleagues from the Barents Secretariat, it has been decided to invite 10 Russian journalists to the Norwegian town of Kirkenes for the legendary art festival Barents Spektakel.
Nov 25, 2016

The theme of the meeting: Is there a crisis in modern journalism? Time: November 26, from 10:00 to 12:00.. Admission is free, registration is not required.

Apr 22, 2016
Mar 25, 2016

Project Robota -16 Industry and Enviroment in Northewst Russia

Sep 6, 2016

Barents Press Sweden with the assistance of Barents Press Russia and Barents Regional Youth Council is arranging a new type of project where the focus is on young journalists in the Barents region. The project is made possible with the financial assistance by the Swedish Instiute and Länsstyrelsen Norrbotten. 


Daniel Nord, 23 Umeå, Sveriges Radio, Head of Swedish Delegation

Science reporter. Podcaster. Writer.

During the project period between the 2/10 to the 11/10, 10 Swedish journalists visit several cities in Russia with focus on collaborating on journalistic projects with regards to Environment and Industry. Subjects that are especially important for young journalists in the Barents Region. These are the Swedish journalists participating in the project, a mix between journalism students and working journalists.


Daniel Caldeborn, 24, LuleåStudent, Luleå Tekniska Universitet

”I am a radiojournalist student from Luleå Tekniska Universitet in Sweden. I have worked for Sveriges Radio and the media production company Massa Media. I also produce a newsprogram about music to the local radiostation Pirate rock 94,8 in Kungälv, Sweden. My absolute favorite topic to write about is environment and science. In my spare time I love flyfishing, music and some paleontology.”



Felicia Danielsson, 28, Luleå

Student, Luleå Tekniska Universitet

”I am studying radioproduction and media communication on Luleå Tekniska Universitet in Piteå, Sweden. I applied for this project because I thought it would be a great opportunity to learn and network with other journalists. I'm interested in topics like; human rights, equality, environment and culture.


Frida Heikki, 28, Luleå

Reporter, Piteå-Tidningen

”I am 28 years old and work as a deputy news reporter at the Piteå local newspaper. Aside from the difficulty in finding a permanent job in this business, I love what I do. I have always been a storyteller, finding the most interesting stories is what tickles me most. I am interested in everything related to regional development in Norrbotten, entrepreneurship, politics and public administration. My goal is to stay in this amazing region - and continue to tell exciting stories about things that happen here.”


  Kalle Vannmoun, 29, Vindeln

Reporter, Lokaltidningen, Lycksele

”I live with my wife and a son in Vindeln, a small village 50 km outside of the city Umeå. But I was born and raised on the west coast in south of Sweden in a town called Halmstad.

In 2013 I decided to study journalism, therefore I moved north, to Umeå. I finished my studies last summer and have worked as a journalist just over a year now. My current position is as a reporter at Lokaltidningen in the city Lycksele. Lokaltidningen is a weekly paper that monitor six municipalities in south Lappland.

Before working for a newspaper, I had a job at Radio Sweden, as a reporter and radio host based in Lycksele and Umeå. Subjects that I often report on, is two of south Lapplands biggest branch of industries, mining and forestry. Both industries are important job provider in the area where many other industries has moved to bigger cities or abroad. But at the same time both industries have huge negative impact on the environment and the surrounding. Mining leave behind a moonscape that often leaks heavy metal that pollute neighboring water. Forestry clear cutting wide areas that threatens biodiversity. This is lively debated and always hot stuff.

Beside journalism I ́m spend as much time I can windsurfing. Whenever I find time from work and family, I leave the inland forest and head for the ocean with my windsurfing gear. That is my big passion in life.”


Louise Gustavsson, 24, Umeå

Reporter, Sveriges Radio

”I love to write, and that is the reason I found journalism interesting to begin with. In June I finished three years of studying at Umeå university and I now work at Sveriges radio, the public service of radio. Before I started university I lived in Australia for a year, a dream I have had since childhood. It was amazing and made me realize that traveling is something I want to do a lot more of. Now that I’m not a student anymore, I hope that will be possible again.”



            Malin Winberg, 26, Luleå

     Journalist, Massa Media AB

”My name is Malin Winberg and I originally come from Stockholm, Sweden. The last seven years I’ve been living in the northern part of our country and I love it. I studied radio journalism at the University in Piteå and after that I got a job at the Swedish public radio. Right now I work at Massa Media AB, a production company that works mostly for the Swedish Public Radio and Public TV, with focus area in the north and minority languages, such as meänkieli.

The possibilities to do great reportages in the north are limitless and yet undiscovered by so many journalists. This is also one of the reasons why I applied for this project. I believe there’s so much to tell, so many untold stories from this part of the world. To be able to network and learn in Russia is a great opportunity for me. I think I will learn a lot and hopefully come home with new inspiration and new ideas for future productions.”

  Susanna Hestréus, 22, Luleå

  Student, Luleå Tekniska Högskola

”I study radio production/journalism and media communications in Piteå, a small city located in the northern part of Sweden. My vision for the future is to work with youth and kids productions both in radio and TV. I look forward to discuss topics like environment, human and women rights. And of course to network with other journalists!”


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