November 11 2020 09:00–10:30
Report Launch Event: "Covering the Debate on Racism in Norwegian Media"

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A media analysis of racism in the wake of the murder of George Floyd and the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement.

November 5 2020 17:30–19:00

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October 20 2020 18:00–19:30
Racism, freedom of expression and Islam

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The Fritt Ord Foundation’s project “Islam in Norway” invites the public to an open panel discussion at the House of Literature. The event will also be streamed live.

October 19 2020 17:30–20:00
The Art of Fallism – decolonisation in a Norwegian context

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Fritt Ord, Isme Film and Oslo Documentary Cinema invite the public to the Oslo premiere of the documentary film “The Art of Fallism” and to a discussion about decolonisation in a Norwegian context.

August 14 2020 18:00–19:30
Online seminar 14 August: Advocating for the under-represented through photography

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Based on his new book “Decolonising the Camera” and his work with many different historical photo libraries including Magnum Archive, curator and cultural historian Mark Sealy uses photography to advocate for the under-represented.

June 18 2020 08:30–10:00
Breakfast webinar

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The impact of the corona crisis on Norwegian journalism + launch of the media survey ‘2020 Digital News Report’

Time: Thursday, 18 June, 8.30-10.00 a.m.
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November 6 2019
Digital threats to journalism

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OsloMet and Fritt Ord invite the public to a debate on the importance of digitisation for journalism, on Wednesday, 6 November 2019, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Fritt Ord’s premises at Uranienborgveien 2, Oslo.

November 1 2019
Crisis, free speech and the desire to write - seminar on Friday, 1 November

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How about getting a jump start on the interdisciplinary topic “Democracy and citizenship”? Fritt Ord and the National Association for Norwegian Teaching invite the public to a seminar on CRISIS, free speech and the desire to write, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, 1 November at Fritt Ord’s premises in Oslo.

The seminar will take its point of departure in the concept of ‘crisis’, which is this year’s topic in the Fritt Ord Foundation Competition for Upper Secondary School. The climate crisis, political crises and individual crises – all are examples of the uncertainty and unrest that characterise our times. But is the picture completely dark, glum and destined to go “straight to hell”? Not necessarily. Crises can also mean a turning point – an opportunity to improve. But that calls for action!

October 9 2019
Hatred and hostility towards Muslims

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The Fritt Ord Foundation’s project “Islam in Norway” invites the public to an open meeting about hatred and hostility towards Muslims, from 6-7.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 October 2019 at Kulturhuset, Youngs gate 6, Oslo.

September 26 2019
The launch of the documentary film “A Gift from God”

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NB! The screening has been moved to Klingenberg Kino. Tickets already picked up are still valid.

September 25 2019
Freelance Conference 2019 - launch of the new study on Norwegian media freelancers

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Fritt Ord, the Norwegian Critics’ Association and the Press Photographers’ Club, Norway, invite the public to a conference on working conditions for media freelancers in Norway. Which structural changes in the media industry will affect freelancers’ routine work days in future? Are too many freelancers disappearing to the communications sector and to the production of marketing content? Why is it so difficult for freelancers to get paid better?

September 11 2019
XY Chelsea – Screening and conversation with Nancy Hollander – Chelsea Manning’s former attorney

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Fritt Ord, Oslo Documentary Cinema and Vega Scene invite the public to a screening of Chelsea XY, a documentary film about Chelsea Manning and the most serious leak of secret US government documents ever. There will be a conversation with Nancy Hollander, Manning’s former attorney, and psychologist Peder Kjøs, after the screening.

August 23 2019
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June 13 2019
Conspiracy theories about and among Muslims

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The Fritt Ord Foundation’s project “Islam in Norway” invites the public to a debate meeting about conspiracy theories, including both those about Muslims and those that exist in parts of the Muslim population. The meeting will be held at the House of Literature on Wergelandsveien 29 in Oslo, from 6 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, 13 June 2019.

June 12 2019
Are people losing their confidence in the media? Launch of the Reuters Digital News Report 2019

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Fritt Ord and the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism invite the public to a breakfast meeting for the launch of the annual media survey entitled the ‘Reuters Institute Digital News Report’ and a debate on confidence in the media, on Wednesday, 12 June from 9.00-10.30 a.m. at Fritt Ord’s premises in Uranienborgveien 2.

May 3 2019
Seminar: The big photo projects

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​How do the world’s leading photographers approach major long-term projects? What is required to get the point of the stories behind them across? At 6 p.m. on Friday, 3 May, the Dutch photographer Kadir van Lohuizen will be visiting Fritt Ord to talk about his work with documentary photography.

March 26 2019
The State of Artistic Freedom 2019 – Whose Narratives Count?

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Freemuse and The Fritt Ord Foundation invite the public to the launch of the new report “The State of Artistic Freedom 2019”. The event will take place at Fritt Ord, Uranienborgveien 2, Oslo on Tuesday 26 March 2019 at 10am – 12pm.

Freemuse will officially unveil The State of Artistic Freedom 2019, an analysis of 673 cases of violations of artistic freedom that occurred in different cultural spheres in 80 countries throughout 2018.

March 2 2019
Film screening: Privacy of Wounds


The Human International Documentary Film Festival, UpNorth Film, the Fritt Ord Foundation and SPACE (the Syrian Peace Action Centre) invite the public to two screenings of “Privacy of Wounds”, a film about what survivors of Syrian prisons tell themselves in order to process previous experiences.

March 1 2019
Film screening: "The Case Against Ratko Mladic"

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The Human International Documentary Film Festival, Sant+Usant (True+False) and the Fritt Ord Foundation invite the public to the Norwegian premier of the film “The Cast Against Ratko Mladic”, a film about the labyrinth-like justice system in the former Yugoslavia.

February 12 2019
Fritt Ords seminar for studentaviser 2019: podkast

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