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 is an award-winning journalist and manages Radio Canada International’s Eye on the Arctic news cooperation project. Eilís has reported from the Arctic regions of all eight circumpolar countries and has produced numerous documentary and multimedia series about climate change and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the North.

Her investigative report "Death in the Arctic: A community grieves, a father fights for change," about the murder of Robert Adams, a 19-year-old Inuk man from Arctic Quebec, received the silver medal for “Best Investigative Article or Series” at the 2019 Canadian Online Publishing Awards. The project also received an honourable mention for excellence in reporting on trauma at the 2019 Dart Awards in New York City.

Her report “The Arctic Railway: Building a future or destroying a culture?” on the impact a multi-billion euro infrastructure project would have on Indigenous communities in Arctic Europe was a finalist at the 2019 Canadian Association of Journalists award in the online investigative category.

Her multimedia project on the health challenges in the Canadian Arctic, "Bridging the Divide," was a finalist at the 2012 Webby Awards.

Her work on climate change in the Arctic has also been featured on the TV science program Découverte, as well as Le Téléjournal, the French-Language CBC’s flagship news cast.

Eilís has worked for media organizations in Canada and the United States and as a TV host for the Discovery/BBC Worldwide series "Best in China."

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