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Call for nominations for the 2021 Free Media Awards

January 18 2021

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 2021 Free Media Awards.

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Nominations for the Fritt Ord Prize 2021

January 6 2021

Each year, Fritt Ord awards the Fritt Ord Prize to individuals or institutions that have shown civil courage and worked to defend and strengthen freedom of expression and the conditions for it in Norway, especially by encouraging dynamic debate.

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'Radiograph of a Family' won grand prize at the IDFA documentary film festival

November 27 2020

It was a big evening for Norwegian documentary films yesterday: ‘Radiograph of a Family’ won the grand prize at the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA): The Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary.

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Two prizes awarded to the local newspaper Dølen for the investigative project ‘Rondablikksoga’

November 27 2020

Fritt Ord congratulates Dølen on winning two prizes at Polaris Media’s annual awards ceremony, which was conducted in digital format on Wednesday, 25 November 2020.

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Grants in response to applications for less than NOK 100 000 awarded in November 2020

November 17 2020

The Fritt Ord Foundation’s list of grants has been updated to include grants for ordinary project applications for less than NOK 100 000, Norwegian Journalism and additional grants in November 2020.

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2020 Fritt Ord Foundation Prize to Deeyah Khan

November 9 2020

PRESS RELEASE 9 November 2020

The 2020 Fritt Ord Foundation Prize is awarded to Deeyah Khan for her intrepid, methodical and innovative documentary films on extremism.

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The Year's Most Beautiful Book 2020: Terje Abusdal and Gösta Flemming

November 4 2020

The Fritt Ord Foundation congratulates Terje Abusdal and Gösta Flemming on winning Grafill’s distinction ‘The Year’s Most Beautiful Book’.

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Report: "Covering the Debate on Racism in Norwegian Media"

November 3 2020

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

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International Day to end Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

November 2 2020

Today, 2 November, marks the International Day to end Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.

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New anthology of texts about 22 July

October 30 2020

Next year marks a decade the terrorist attacks on 22 July 2011. In commemoration, Fritt Ord and the Association Read! are working together to make a free anthology featuring excerpts from books about 22 July.

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Brage Prize nomination for "High. A travelogue from the Himalayas"

October 29 2020

Erika Fatland’s book “High. A travelogue from the Himalayas” has been nominated in the category ‘factual prose’.

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"Money and life" – Fritt Ord allocates MNOK 2.2 to literature programmes at public libraries

October 28 2020

This past spring, Fritt Ord invited applications for grants of NOK 60 000 each for debates and discussions based on non-fiction and fiction literature on economics. The Foundation received 73 applications, and decided to award funding to 38 applicants.

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Grants in response to applications for more than NOK 100 000 awarded in October 2020

October 23 2020

The Fritt Ord Foundation’s list of grants has been updated, adding grants in response to ordinary project applications for more than NOK 100 000, Norwegian Journalism and additional grants in September 2020.

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Slottemo to write the Fritt Ord Foundation's history

October 23 2020

PRESS RELEASE
Oslo, 23 October 2020

The Fritt Ord Foundation has engaged Hilde Gunn Slottemo (52), a professor of History, to pen the history of the Foundation’s first 50 years.

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Allocations for ordinary grants of less than NOK 100 000, as well as for Norwegian Journalism and additional allocations awarded in September 2020

October 21 2020

The Fritt Ord Foundation’s list of allocations has been updated to include grants in response to ordinary project applications for less than NOK 100 000, Norwegian Journalism and additional grants in September 2020.

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Panel debate: "Racism, freedom of expression and Islam"

October 20 2020

The Fritt Ord Foundation’s project “Islam in Norway” hosted an open panel discussion at the House of Literature on Tuesday 20 October 2020. The event was also streamed live.