Freedom of expression and notification about censurable conditions - where do we draw the line between critical statements and raising concerns?

November 18 2021

The Fritt Ord Foundation and Fafo invite the public to the presentation of new research findings and a debate from 10-11.30 a.m. on Tuesday, 30 November. The event will take place at the Fritt Ord Foundation’s premises at Uranienborgveien 2, in Oslo.

Tormod Tingstad and Kjersti Løken Stavrum
Meet Tormod Tingstad, who was at the very heart of the biggest corruption case in Norwegian history and is now a defence attorney in white collar crime cases, and Kjersti Løken Stavrum, chair of the Freedom of Expression Commission.

This event is open to the public.

We will hear input and comments from Vidar Strømme, a senior adviser at the Norwegian National Human Rights Institution, Kurt Weltzien, an attorney for the Confederation of Norwegian Business and Industry, and Solfrid Vaage Haukaas, an attorney for the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities.

Sissel Trygstad will present new research findings and Anne Mette Ødegaard will be the moderator; both are researchers at Fafo. Welcome by Grethe Brochmann, chair of the Fritt Ord Foundation Board.



No Other Land

February 23 2024

The Fritt Ord Foundation is collaborating with the Human International Documentary Film Festival and Antipode Films to screen ‘No Other Land’ at Vega Scene in Oslo on Monday, 4 March 2024 at 6 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., and at Cinemateket in Oslo on Tuesday, 5 March at 4 p.m. Directors Basel Adra and Yuval Abraham, who are also the film’s protagonists, will appear live on a video link from Masafar Yatta on the West Bank both days.

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Queendom - film and talk with Agniia Galdanova and Igor Myakotin

February 23 2024

The Fritt Ord Foundation and the HUMAN International Documentary Film Festival invite the public to a screening of ‘Queendom’ and a talk with director Agniia Galdanova and producer Igor Myakotin following the screening at Vega Scene 1 in Oslo on Saturday, 9 March 2024 at 5:45 p.m. The director will introduce the film.

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Norway banned Monty Python’s ‘Life of Brian’. Now a book about film censorship is in the pipeline

February 23 2024

Critic and writer Johanne Elster Hanson is making her debut as an author with a book about the time when Norwegian film censorship took the world by surprise, not least the Monty Python group of comedians, by banning the ‘Life of Brian’ satire film. The author would like to track down any Norwegians who went on a film safari to Sweden in 1980 to circumvent Norwegian censorship.

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Breathing new life into investigative journalism, even in small newsrooms

February 14 2024

In recent years, Norwegian journalists have gained access to powerful tools and new methods for investigative journalism, even in small newsrooms. New types of collaboration are producing results. How has all this happened? Fritt Ord asked this question in a debate seminar on 14 February.