Fritt Ord-initiated media survey on 22 July nominated for award

October 20 2023

The report Fritt Ord commissioned on the media coverage of the 22 July terrorist attacks from 2011 to 2022 has been nominated for the AMEC Awards.

Every industry has its prestigious awards, including the media analysis agencies like Retriever, one of the major Norwegian players. A report produced by Retriever on the media coverage of the 22 July terrorist attacks from 2011 to 2022 has recently been nominated for the AMEC Awards. The report was commissioned by Fritt Ord and presented in 2022.

Double nomination

In a variety of ways, the AMEC Awards are the media analysts’ Oscars. The 22 July project was nominated in two categories: “Most effective planning, research and evaluation in the public and not-for-profit sectors” and “Most impactful client recommendations arising from a measurement study”.
The award emphasises robust methodology.

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Norwegian media history

“We worked for nearly a year to filter and analyse the coverage, which basically consists of more than 500 000 stories in the Norwegian media. The report has become important documentation of Norwegian media history and has also received extensive media coverage," comments Ingunn Vålandsmyr, assistant head of analysis at Retriever.

Here, you can read an excerpt from Aftenposten and Medier24’s and Journalist’s coverage of the report.

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Read the report

The report itself is available to read here.
This is how it was presented at Fritt Ord on 26 October 2022.


 Fake images. On the left, a fake illustration of Pope Francis. On the right, a fake of presumptive US presidential candidate Donald Trump. Photos from NTB/Phil Holm and

Are deepfakes a threat to media authenticity?

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A new report gives some answers and, for the first time, the use of artificial intelligence in the media has been surveyed all over the world.

The Fritt Ord Foundation, the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford and the University of Bergen invite the public to the world-wide launch of the Reuters Digital News Report 2024 and the Norwegian report:

Monday, 17 June 2024, 08.30-10.00 a.m.
Uranienborgveien 2, Oslo

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Fritt Ord's grants for master’s degrees

May 15 2024

Is your master’s project about freedom of expression, social debate or journalism? If so, you can apply for a student grant from the Fritt Ord Foundation.


“In an age of fake news, AI, propaganda and manipulation, we must place trust in the photographer himself.” Speeches on the occasion of the awarding of the 2024 Fritt Ord Prize to Harald Henden

May 8 2024

“Each day, more than 3 billion images are uploaded to social media, including photos from conflicts and disasters. However, in an age of fake news, propaganda, manipulation and artificial intelligence, the question is often ‘what can we trust?’" observed Harald Henden upon being awarded the Fritt Ord Prize.
His response is that we must trust the individual photographer. Grete Brochmann, chair of the Fritt Ord Foundation Board, drove home the same point, calling war and documentary photography an integral part of the infrastructure of freedom of expression.


War photographer and prize laureate Harald Henden: “Credibility is journalism's most important capital asset”

May 7 2024

“Credibility is the media’s most important capital asset. That is precisely why the importance of having the media’s own photographers on site has not diminished. In point of fact, it is more important than ever before.
“This is because credibility is also an individual photographer’s most important asset. “When I put my name under a photo, readers should be able to trust that the content is correct, so that no further verification is needed. This brand of credibility takes many years to build up, and it can be descimated by a single mistake,” commented Harald Henden (63) upon being awarded the Fritt Ord Prize on Tuesday evening.