In Oslo for discussions across the dividing lines of the war

December 5 2022

Journalists, writers, film-makers, artists, cultural critics and other cultural personalities will be meeting in Oslo for discussions and conversations to explore questions related to exile, colonialism, conflict and cooperation – across the dividing lines of war.

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A TV documentary about Shabana. New Fritt Ord grants in October

November 27 2022

Fritt Ord’s list of ordinary allocations in October for more than NOK 100 000 has been updated to include grants for a wide variety of different projects, including a documentary series about Shabana Rehman.

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Survey of media coverage from 2011 to 2022 of the terrorist acts committed on 22 July 2011

October 26 2022

For the first time, a systematic analysis has been made of 11 years of media coverage on the acts of terror committed on 22 July 2011.
Nearly 500 000 newspaper articles have been published about the right-wing extremist acts of terror from the time they were committed until the summer of 2022.

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Ukrainian journalists, photographers and media to receive five Free Media Awards for 2022 from the Fritt Ord Foundation and the ZEIT-Stiftung

August 19 2022

Photographers, videographers, journalists, war correspondents and media in Ukraine are risking their lives to cover Russia’s brutal war of aggression in their country. This year, all five of the Free Media Awards’ Press Prizes are destined for Ukrainian photographers, journalists and media in recognition of their efforts to document the suffering and the challenges that Ukrainian people are facing due to hostile destruction and war crimes committed by Russian troops. The journalism being produced under extremely trying circumstances is of exceptional quality.

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Memoriupol. Film screening and discussion with Platform Tu.

December 4 2022

Join us for the screening of short films and discussion dedicated to raising awareness to the city of Mariupol at Kunstnernes Hus on December 5 at 20:00.

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"Hoping to bring a little of the Sundance experience to Oslo"

October 13 2022

“We are hoping to bring a little of Sundance, the Venice Biennale and the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam to Oslo.” These are the words of Racha Helen Larsen, film producer and director of the Mirage Film Festival. Mirage will be held at SALT in Oslo from 12 to 16 October. 2022 marks the second time the festival will be arranged.


The Fritt Ord Journalism Fellowship

August 23 2022

We are pleased to announce the call for applications for the Fritt Ord Journalism Fellowship for journalists funded by the Fritt Ord Foundation. This gives an unique opportunity for Norwegian journalists to benefit from a funded fellowship at the University of Oxford, commencing in January 2021. Application deadline: Wednesday 165 September 2020, at noon.

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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.


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?


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.