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.


 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?

June 15 2024

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.