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Fritt Ord Foundation Prize for 2021 to Jan Grue, Bjørn Hatterud and Olaug Nilssen

April 7 2021


The Fritt Ord Foundation Prize for 2021 is awarded to the authors Jan Grue, Bjørn Hatterud and Olaug Nilssen for their powerful, critical efforts to shed light on the social situation and freedom of expression culture for people with disabilities in Norway.

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The Status of Freedom of Expression in Norway: What are the people saying in 2020 – and what has changed over the past five years?

April 7 2021

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.

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Artists Assess Freedom of Expression in the Year 2020

March 1 2021

The Fritt Ord Foundation and TSL Analytics invite the public to a live-streamed launch of a report and discussion from 2 to 3.30 p.m. on Thursday, 11 March 2021.

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Reminder: The deadline for entering the 2021 Fritt Ord competition is 15 March

February 19 2021

The Fritt Ord Youth Competition is an annual competition that invites students to submit entries on topics related to freedom of expression and democracy. This year’s topic is 22 July 2011. The deadline for entering is 15 March 2021., copy

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.


Record allocations from the Fritt Ord Foundation in 2020

December 22 2020

Dear applicants, partners and others,

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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.


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.


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’.