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The Fritt Ord Foundation's new application portal is now available

August 1 2022

The Fritt Ord Foundation’s new application portal is now available here.

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The Fritt Ord Foundation's grants to critics for 2022-2023

June 22 2022

The Fritt Ord Foundation has now awarded its annual grants to critics. At NOK 250 000 each, the grants are intended to result in a steady stream of reviews during the period from August 2022 to August 2023.

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Fritt Ord launches new portal for applications

June 20 2022

In August, the Fritt Ord Foundation will launch a new portal for the submission of applications, requests for the disbursement of funds, and reports.

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Grants for library literature programmes, 2022–23: STORIES OF FLEEING

June 17 2022

Fritt Ord invites applications for grants of NOK 60 000 each based on contemporary factual prose and fiction on the topic of fleeing. In recent years, war and refugee crises have drawn attention to the topic of fleeing and literature that tells stories about the experiences of people on the run.

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Town hall meeting in Tromsø about Norway as the neighbour of a military force

June 14 2022

How has the war in Ukraine changed Norway’s role in the Arctic, in the High North and as a neighbour to Russia? As part of the series ‘Debates about Norway’s Future’, Fritt Ord invites the public to a live-streamed debate at Verdensteatret (the World Theatre) in Tromsø on 14 June.

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The Fritt Ord Foundation turns 48!

June 7 2022

The Fritt Ord Foundation was founded on 7 June 1974. Many are not aware of the fact that Fritt Ord originated with the Narvesen chain of kiosks.

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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?

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Speeches at the awarding of the Fritt Ord Foundation Prize 2022

May 24 2022

On Monday, 23 May 2022, the Fritt Ord Foundation Prize for 2022 was awarded to the online Russian newspaper Meduza. The ceremony took place in the opera house in Oslo, Norway.

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Fritt Ord Foundation Prize for 2022 to the online Russian newspaper Meduza

May 10 2022

The Fritt Ord Foundation Prize for 2022 is awarded to the online Russian newspaper Meduza for courageous, independent and fact-based journalism.

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The football magazine Josimar receives support for a special issue on the World Cup in Qatar

April 25 2022

The football magazine Josimar has been granted NOK 500 000 in support for investigative journalism to cover corruption and human rights abuse in international top football. The support will be used, among other things, for a special issue on abuses of human rights against migrant workers in Qatar.

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Speeches at the award ceremony for the Freedom of Expression Foundation Tribute to Lise Klaveness

April 21 2022

On Thursday, 21 April 2022, Lise Klaveness was awarded the Freedom of Expression Foundation Tribute for the brave, no nonsense speech addressing human rights violations and discrimination she delivered at the international FIFA Congress in Qatar on Thursday, 31 March. The prize was awarded by Frank Rossavik, a member of Fritt Ord’s board.

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The Fritt Ord Tribute to Lise Klaveness

April 4 2022

The president of the Football Association of Norway (NFF), Lise Klaveness is awarded the Fritt Ord Tribute for the brave, direct speech addressing human rights violations and discrimination she delivered at the international FIFA Congress in Qatar on Thursday, 31 March.

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Communications consultant

March 31 2022

The Fritt Ord Foundation has a permanent position as a communications consultant available from 1 August.

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Extensive support for the Year of Queer Culture

March 22 2022

The year 2022 will go down in history as a year deeply marked by the tragedy of war in Europe. However, this is also the year in which Norway is commemorating and celebrating that it has been 50 years since Section 213 of the Penal Code was repealed, decriminalising homosexuality in Norway There will be events throughout the year, including book publications, exhibitions, podcasts and a variety of debate and art projects, many of which will be organised under the banner of the Year of Queer Culture 2022. Numerous initiatives have received support from the Fritt Ord Foundation.

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Fritt Ord Foundation's Grants for Critics: Good criticism 2022 - 2023

March 16 2022

The Fritt Ord Foundation announces a call for applications for 10 annual grants of NOK 250 000 each for critics who write for daily or weekly newspapers, or who write reviews for TV/or radio.

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How free is the knowledge? Perspectives from climate, immigration and gender research

March 14 2022

Fritt Ord and the Institute for Social Research invite the public to the launch of Norway’s first study on the latitude available for freedom of expression and the level of tolerance in academia on Monday, 14 March 2022, from 10 a.m. – 12 noon at Uranienborgveien 2, Oslo.