Screening and conversation: The Art of Fallism – decolonisation in a Norwegian context

October 19 2020

Fritt Ord, Isme Film and Oslo Documentary Cinema hosted the Oslo premiere of the documentary film “The Art of Fallism” and a subsequent discussion about decolonisation in a Norwegian context, on Monday 19 October 2020, at Vega Scene, Oslo.

Rasisme, ytringsfrihet og islam

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.

Tor kjetil kristoffersen

October 14 2020
Medizona cropped

Free Media Awards 2020 honour courageous journalists in Russia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine

August 18 2020

The Fritt Ord Foundation, Oslo, and the ZEIT Foundation Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius, Hamburg, are this year honouring three Eastern European media entities, a photo journalist, and a print journalist with the Free Media Awards 2020 – supporting independent journalism in Eastern Europe.


The Fritt Ord Journalism Fellowship

August 13 2020

We are pleased to announce the call for applications for the Fritt Ord Journalism Fellowship for journalists funded by the Fritt Ord Foundation. This gives an unique opportunity for Norwegian journalists to benefit from a funded fellowship at the University of Oxford, commencing in January 2021. Application deadline: Wednesday 165 September 2020, at noon.

Eofctuiu8aako z

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.

Favourite war

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.

010 status yrtingsfrihet 40091620070624

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?

20200527 frittord sara p+ñl 004

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.

Pålsarakollasj3 – snudd

May 25 2020
Pålsarakollasj3 – snudd

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 Fritt Ord 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.

024 utlysning kritikerstipend 30051220180922

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.

013 biblioteksutlysningen 30291220190302

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.