August 30 2022 08:30–09:30
What is the significance of non-fiction for freedom of expression?

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The Fritt Ord Foundation and the Norwegian Non-fiction Writers and Translators Association (NFFO) invite the public to a breakfast meeting on non-fiction books and freedom of expression on Tuesday, 30 August.

June 2 2022 17:00–18:00
Journalism Across Borders

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How does big journalistic collaborations like Panama Papers and Pandora Papers come about and how can they contribute to promoting international justice and democratic change?

April 19 2021 10:00–11:30
The Status of Freedom of Expression in Norway: What are the people saying in 2020 – and what has changed over the past five years?

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The Fritt Ord Foundation and the Institute for Social Research invite the public to the live-streamed launch of the first findings from the latest population survey on freedom of expression, followed by a discussion on Monday, 19 April 2021, from 10.00 – 11.30 a.m.

March 5 2021 20:30–21:30
HUMAN 2021 / Freedom of speech has never been freer

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Conversation between Pankaj Mishra and Ingerid Salvesen, hosted by Fritt Ord and Human International Documentary Film Festival.

March 5 2021 18:00–19:00
HUMAN 2021 / The Anti-Gay Crackdown in Chechnya and the Situation for LGBT+ People in Russia

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Conversation between Elena Milashina and Erika Fatland, hosted by Fritt Ord and Human International Documentary Film Festival.

March 3 2021 20:30–21:30
HUMAN 2021 / Investigative journalism in the shadow of national security

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Conversation between Ben Wizner and Heidi Taksdal Skjeseth, hosted by Fritt Ord and Human International Documentary Film Festival.

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
A preview screening of the documentary film GRETA

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Fritt Ord, NF Kino, Youth Strike for Climate, YMCA/YWCA, Spire, Nature and Youth, Changemaker, Eco-Agents, Differ Media and Tour de Force invites the public to a preview screening of the documentary film on Greta Thunberg.

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.
Place: live streaming on

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.