Eye on the Arctic – Week in Review 12/05/19

Shipping traffic went down  along the Northern Sea Route this year, after four years of increases.  (Vladimir Chistyakov/Associated Press)
Shipping traffic went down along the Northern Sea Route this year, after four years of increases. (Vladimir Chistyakov/Associated Press)
On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories on Eye on the Arctic this week:

– What does the sinking of the Oryong 501 trawler off the coast of Russia`s Far East tell us about fishing and shipping issues in the Arctic? Cryopolitics blogger Mia Bennett weighs in.

-The Northern Sea Route saw a downturn in traffic in 2014 after four years of increased use. Russian officials say political issues were not the cause.

-Denmark made headlines around the world this week when it filed a submission to the United Nations claiming the North Pole

– Russian aircraft activity in the Arctic continues to case concerns in countries like Finland, while Norway says there has been no significant change from the previous year

That’s all from Eye on the Arctic this week.

Keep an eye out next Friday for Part 1 of our Arctic Year in Review 2014, where we’ll talk Arctic Council, resource extraction and indigenous issues with Heather Exner-Pirot,  managing editor of Arctic Yearbook .

In the meantime, we’ll be back on Monday with more news and newsmakers from across the North.

Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca

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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