Journalism Across Borders

June 2 2022

How does big journalistic collaborations like Panama Papers and Pandora Papers come about and how can they contribute to promoting international justice and democratic change?

June 2 2022 17:00–18:00 Nobel Peace Center, Brynjulf Bulls plass 1, Oslo

The Fritt Ord Foundation and the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo host a meeting with Gerard Ryle, Director of The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), as part of the series Nobel Peace Talks. The series highligt topics related to the Nobel Peace Prize to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov.

Ryle will appear in conversation with Per Anders Johansen, journalist in the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten and ICIJ Member. The conversation will be moderated by managing editor Ingeborg Eliassen from Investigate Europe.

ICIJ is an independent global network of 280 investigative journalists and over 100 media organizations spanning more than 100 countries. Fritt Ord has supported ICIJ since 2018 and is also a supporter of Investigate Europe since 2017.


- Welcome Kjersti Fløgstad, Executive Director, Nobel Peace Center
- Introduction Knut Olav Åmås, Executive Director, Fritt Ord
- Gerald Ryle and Per Anders Johansen in a conversation moderated by Ingeborg Eliassen

The event takes place at the Nobel Peace Center, and can also be streamed live here.


Plastavfall fra alnabru til tyskland. foto ingeborg eliassen

A new era for investigative journalism in Norway

January 25 2024

Local and regional newspapers are now conducting the type of investigations and making discoveries that used to be expected only from major national media. How did that happen? Fritt Ord invites the public to a debate seminar at 10 a.m. on 14 February.


Broke with the Brunstad Christian Church. Now she is writing a play on closed religious communities

January 22 2024

Karin Kilden broke with the Brunstad Christian Church. Now she is writing a play for the theater Oslo Nye about it. Chemist and writer Unni Eikeseth writes about science and weapons production and folk dance star Brigitte Blomlie will use folk dance to break the silence on abuse. See new allocations from Fritt Ord.


Norwegian TV series have allowed other voices to be heard

January 20 2024

“The huge success of Norwegian TV series has enabled them to address difficult issues and to unleash the voices of minorities and women more often in TV series than in films,” says media expert Gry Cecilie Rustad. She is planning to write a book about the history of Norwegian TV series. In Myanmar, the TV station the ‘Democratic Voice of Burma’ continues its fight against the propaganda of the military junta in the country. See the list of new grants awarded in December.

Ibelin credit bjørg engdahl medieoperatørene

Scrolling and gaming: Prejudices against screen culture

January 19 2024

Tvibit and Fritt Ord invite the public to a debate and talk at Tvibit in Tromsø (address: Parkgata 27) at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 19 January, prior to the documentary film ‘Ibelin’ about the gamer Mats Steen, which will be screened that evening at 7.15 p.m. at the Tromsø Film Festival. The event is open to all.