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Fritt Ord-supported documentary nominated for Oscars

February 8 2022

The award-winning animated film FLEE has been nominated for Oscars in the categories for Best International Documentary Feature, Best Animated Feature Film and Best International Feature Film. The film has already won a numerous awards at different film festivals, including the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature at the Sundance Film Festival and the Nordic Council’s Film Prize in 2021.

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Sweat, towel snapping and hair spray

February 8 2022

While today’s young people have multiple alternatives for expressing their identities, few of them ever mention carefree relationships between their bodies and school showers. The Fritt Ord-supported documentary film “Stories from the Shower” takes us through an inevitable chapter in the lives of all adolescents – school changing rooms.

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American film prize to Margreth Olin

February 2 2022

Norwegian film maker Margreth Olin is one of six recipients of the American Chicken & Egg Award for documentary films. The prize is awarded to female and non-binary film makers who strive to promote change through their work.

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Satire Power

January 28 2022

Three ICORN cartoonists are now being published thanks to agreements with newspapers and exhibitions at the Norwegian Cartoonist Gallery.

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A solemn celebration of freedom

January 27 2022

On 18 February 2022, the Henie Onstad Art Centre on Høvikodden near Oslo will open the exhibition entitled Every Moment Counts – AIDS and its Feelings. The exhibition will commemorate that 2022 marks 50 years since Norway decriminalised sex between men.

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Nominations for the Fritt Ord Prize 2021

January 12 2022

Each year, Fritt Ord awards the Fritt Ord Prize to individuals or institutions that have shown civil courage and worked to defend and strengthen freedom of expression and the conditions for it in Norway, especially by encouraging dynamic debate.

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Free speech in the work place

January 11 2022

How easy or hard is it to express opinions at work? And how do employers handle it when employees take advantage of their freedom of expression or become whistle blowers?

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Deadlines for applications in 2022

January 3 2022

In 2021, the Fritt Ord Foundation handed out a total of MNOK 121.6, divided among 1320 successful applications. Now we are ready for new all-out efforts once again in 2022!

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Continuing focus on Norwegian Journalism

December 20 2021

Over the past four years, the Fritt Ord Foundation has earmarked nearly MNOK 100 in funding for journalism projects in Norway. This focus will continue, and it has now been decided that the Foundation will call for applications for funding of MNOK 25 per year for Norwegian journalism in 2022 and 2023.

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Grants in response to applications for more than NOK 100 000 in December 2021

December 16 2021

The Fritt Ord Foundation’s list of allocations has been updated to include grants for more than NOK 100 000 in December 2021.

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Grants for Norwegian Journalism in December 2021

December 14 2021

The Fritt Ord Foundation’s list of allocations has been updated to include grants for Norwegian journalism projects in December 2021.

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Grants for Norwegian Journalism in November 2021

December 13 2021

The Fritt Ord Foundation’s list of allocations has been updated to include grants for Norwegian journalism projects in November 2021.

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The Nobel Peace Prize 2021

December 10 2021

On 10 December, the Nobel Peace Prize 2021 was awarded jointly to journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for their courageous efforts to safeguard freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia.

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Grants in response to applications for less than NOK 100 000 in November 2021

December 3 2021

The Fritt Ord Foundation’s list of allocations has been updated to include grants in response to applications for less than NOK 100 000 in November 2021.

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Feature article: Deeyah Khan – using friendliness as a method

November 27 2021

On Tuesday, 23 November 2021, Deeyah Khan was awarded the Fritt Ord Foundation Prize for 2020. This feature article is an abridged version of the speech delivered by Grete Brochmann, chair of the Fritt Ord Foundation’s Board, at the awards ceremony held at the Opera House in Oslo.

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Deeyah Khan's acceptance speech upon receiving the Fritt Ord Foundation Prize for 2020

November 24 2021

On Tuesday, 23 November 2021, Deeyah Khan received the Fritt Ord Foundation Prize for 2020. In her speech at the Opera House, she discussed the power inherent in engaging with people whose opinions differ from one’s own.