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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 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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Prize to Anders Hammer for the film "Do not split"

June 24 2020

This week, the documentary film “Do not split” about the protests in Hong Kong in 2019 won the jury’s special prize for AFI Docs, the American Film Institute’s documentary film festival.

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Grand Prize to "My Favorite War" at the animated film festival in Annency

June 22 2020

On Saturday, 20 June, the animated documentary film “My Favorite War” won one of the grand prizes at the animated film festival in Annecy, France, which is considered to be the world’s largest festival for animated films.


Support for non-fiction prose

June 15 2020

The list of Fritt Ord’s grants has been updated to include major projects that received support in June 2020. Among the roughly 100 allocations on the list are 24 grants for the development of non-fiction prose manuscripts.

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Call for applications: Come join the Young People's Freedom of Expression Council!

June 15 2020

Are you between the ages of 16 and 26 and interested in freedom of expression and social debate?

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Fritt Ord Tribute awarded to Sara Johnsen and Pål Sletaune

May 27 2020

Press release, 27 May 2020, Oslo

On Wednesday, the Fritt Ord Tribute was awarded to film-makers Sara Johnsen and Pål Sletaune for the TV series July 22nd.

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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.


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.

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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.

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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?