Arne Egil Tønset is a journalist living in Tromsø, Norway. He has worked for local and national newspapers and now works as a news anchor for NRK. In 2004 he received NRK’s journalism prize for his coverage of the Beslan school siege and the Orange Revolution in Ukraine. He has previously written RUSSLAND I FARGER (RUSSIA IN COLOR) (2010), a personal account of his travels and stays in Russia. BARENTS PORTRAITS (2013) was a book of reportage from travels in all four countries of the Barents region.