The coronavirus situation: Grants for activities that are cancelled/postponed

March 13 2020

The Fritt Ord Foundation has received queries from several grant recipients who are wondering how to handle different projects in response to the coronavirus, and we will do our best to help find satisfactory solutions.

Projects/initiatives/events that are cancelled:

Fritt Ord will not require the reimbursement of funds if the cancellation has required outlays for preparations, premises, travel expenses, fees or the like, which have already been paid or must be paid in the near future. The recipient of the grant must, however, be able to document said expenses and report how the money was spent.

Projects/initiatives/events that are postponed:

It is not a problem for Fritt Ord if projects and events are postponed. You should, however, submit a status report with a tentative new plan for implementation. Submit your report to

Changing how projects are conveyed to the public

Grant recipients are welcome to contact Fritt Ord with questions about how future initiatives can best be carried out. We are open to discussing alternative modes of communication to the public, e.g. different types of digital communications instead of physical events, books, etc.


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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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"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.