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Money and Life - Grants for library literature programmes, 2020–2022

March 21 2020

Fritt Ord is announcing grants of NOK 60 000 for communications activities and exchanges of views based on works of non-fiction and fiction on the topic of economics.


The corona crisis: Fritt Ord earmarks an additional MNOK 40 for projects

March 17 2020

The virus epidemic has put Norway’s cultural life and public discourse in an extremely difficult situation. In response, the Fritt Ord Foundation will be making an extraordinary contribution to projects that can safeguard the spaces for public discourse, develop new arenas for public discourse and help promote dynamic, vital public discourse.


The coronavirus situation: Grants for activities that are cancelled/postponed

March 13 2020

The Fritt Ord Foundation has received queries from several grant recipients who are wondering how to handle different projects in response to the coronavirus, and we will do our best to help find satisfactory solutions.

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May 25 2020
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Sara Johnsen and Pål Sletaune to be awarded the Fritt Ord Tribute

May 13 2020

Oslo, 13 May 2020
Film-makers Sara Johnsen and Pål Sletaune will be awarded the Freedom of Expression Foundation Tribute for the TV series July 22nd, an eminent artistic contribution to critical reflection about the tragic event that occurred in Norway on 22 July 2011. The protagonists of this drama series are the people who worked at key institutions in Norway, a welfare state based on the rule of law: the public health service, the media, the school system, the church and politics.


The first grants from Fritt Ord's crisis allocations

April 17 2020

The first awards from the Fritt Ord Foundation’s extraordinary grants totalling MNOK 40 in response to the corona crisis are now ready. A total of MNOK 15.5 will be distributed to 119 projects.

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The Fritt Ord Foundation's Grants for Critics 2020 - 2021

April 15 2020

The Fritt Ord Foundation announces a call for applications for 10 annual grants of NOK 200 000 each for critics who write for Norwegian daily or weekly newspapers, or who write reviews for TV/radio.


The Fritt Ord Foundation's deadlines for applications in spring 2020

April 1 2020

In connection with the corona pandemic, on 17 March 2020, Fritt Ord announced a call for applications for MNOK 40 in extraordinary grants. The call is for applications for projects related to the situation created by the corona crisis. The first deadline for the extraordinary call for applications was 31 March.

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Fritt Ords søknadsfrister våren 2020

March 31 2020

Oversikt over søknadsfrister i april og mai.

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Call for nominations for the 2020 Free Media Awards

March 15 2020

The Fritt Ord Foundation and The ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius hereby invite nominations of independent journalists, bloggers, Internet media and newspapers for the 2020 Free Media Awards.

Illustration: Jon Arne Berg

Filmmakers assess freedom of expression in 2020

February 28 2020

Time and venue: 28 February 2020, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., at Vega Scene, Hausmanns gate 28, Oslo.

Artistic freedom of expression is often an indicator of exactly where we draw the line in a society. Has the work of Norwegian documentalists become more difficult?

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Screening of the documentary film "Angels on Diamond Street" and talk about civil disobedience

February 27 2020

Time and venue: Thursday, 27 February 2020, 5.30–7.30 p.m., Vega Scene, hall 3, Hausmanns gate 28, Oslo.


The status of freedom of expression in Norway: What do we know – and what don't we know?

February 13 2020

What are the greatest challenges to freedom of expression today, and what should researchers examine in greater detail?

Time and venue: 13 Feb. 2020, 7 to 9 p.m., the House of Literature in Oslo.

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Three new projects regarding the status of freedom of expression in Norway 2020–2021

January 15 2020

Press release, Thursday, 16 January 2020

Have online harassment and polarisation altered Norwegians’ views about freedom of expression? How has researchers’ freedom of expression evolved at a time when knowledge about areas such as climate, gender and integration invariably generate controversy in public opinion? Is artistic freedom of expression under more intense pressure now than before? And when do employers consider a statement to be disloyal?

Januar 19

Earmarked funding for Norwegian journalism

January 10 2020

The Fritt Ord Foundation is allocating up to MNOK 25 annually for four years for journalistic projects. The MNOK 100 initiative is entitled Norwegian Journalism.

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Free Media Awards 2019 in Vilnius

November 21 2019

The 2019 Free Media Awards were bestowed at the Free Media Awards conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, under the auspices of Fritt Ord and ZEIT-Stiftung, on Tuesday 19 November 2019.