Blog: Welcoming Barents Observer to Eye on the Arctic!

(Jonas Karlsbakk / Barents Observer)
(Jonas Karlsbakk / Barents Observer)
Today, we are pleased to introduce a new media partner to the Eye on the Arctic project! is a respected online news service, already familiar to many of our readers, listeners and viewers.

Based in Norway and run by the Norwegian Barents Secretariat, they offer extensive coverage of the Barents region in both English and Russian.

Eye on the Arctic is managed by Radio Canada International and is the product of longtime cooperation between circumpolar media organizations (@alaskadispatch, @aprn, @radiosweden, @ylenews , and of course, @RCInet) and bloggers.

Since we went online in 2010,  our goal has been to share stories from our respective regions with each other, in order to bring our listeners, readers and viewers a variety of stories, news and analysis from around the North.

We welcome the entire Barents Observer team to the project!

Today, we kick off our cooperation with two stories from Barents Observer:  $600 million Kara Sea drilling could be shut down by @NilsenThomas and  In time of sanctions, Prirazlomnaya seeks Russian suppliers by @AtleStaalesen

For more from Barents Observer, follow them on Twitter @BarentsObserver or like them on Facebook.

And as always, we welcome your comments and feedback on Twitter @eyeonthearctic or

Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn is a journalist and manages Radio Canada International’s Eye on the Arctic circumpolar news project. At Eye on the Arctic, Eilís has produced documentary and multimedia series about the issues facing aboriginal peoples in the circumpolar world. Her documentary Bridging the Divide was a finalist at the 2012 Webby Awards. In her weekly column on, she focuses on the people and issues making a difference in northern Canada. Eilís began reporting on the North in 2001. Her work as a reporter in Canada and the United States, and as TV host for the Discovery/BBC Worldwide series "Best in China" has taken her to some of the world’s coldest regions including the Tibetan mountains, Greenland, Arctic Russia, Yukon, Nunavut and Nunavik. Read Eilís Quinn's articles

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