The Status of Freedom of Expression in Norway

The Status of Freedom of Expression in Norway – also known as The Fritt Ord Foundation’s Monitor Project – is a research project investigating the conditions for freedom of speech in Norway. It is lead by the Institute for Social Research (Institutt for samfunnsforskning).

The project is currently in its third phase. It seeks to map the experiences of groups and the general population with regards to freedom of speech, as well as their attitudes towards various speech and the boundaries of speech in the Norwegian public sphere.

News

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The Status of Freedom of Expression in Norway: What are the people saying in 2020 – and what has changed over the past five years?

March 22 2021

The Fritt Ord Foundation and the Institute for Social Research invite the public to the live-streamed launch of the first findings from the latest population survey on freedom of expression, followed by a discussion on Monday, 19 April 2021, from 10.00 – 11.30 a.m.

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Artists Assess Freedom of Expression in the Year 2020

February 20 2021

The Fritt Ord Foundation and TSL Analytics invite the public to a live-streamed launch of a report and discussion from 2 to 3.30 p.m. on Thursday, 11 March 2021.

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Filmmakers assess freedom of expression in 2020

February 28 2020

Time and venue: 28 February 2020, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., at Vega Scene, Hausmanns gate 28, Oslo.

Artistic freedom of expression is often an indicator of exactly where we draw the line in a society. Has the work of Norwegian documentalists become more difficult?

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The status of freedom of expression in Norway: What do we know – and what don't we know?

February 13 2020

What are the greatest challenges to freedom of expression today, and what should researchers examine in greater detail?

Time and venue: 13 Feb. 2020, 7 to 9 p.m., the House of Literature in Oslo.

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Three new projects regarding the status of freedom of expression in Norway 2020–2021

January 15 2020

Press release, Thursday, 16 January 2020

Have online harassment and polarisation altered Norwegians’ views about freedom of expression? How has researchers’ freedom of expression evolved at a time when knowledge about areas such as climate, gender and integration invariably generate controversy in public opinion? Is artistic freedom of expression under more intense pressure now than before? And when do employers consider a statement to be disloyal?

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Call for proposals: The Fritt Ord Foundation's monitoring project on the status of freedom of expression in Norway

September 27 2019

​​To identify and analyse the status of freedom of expression in Norway, the Fritt Ord Foundation is announcing the availability of up to MNOK 6 in framework funding for a research-based monitoring survey in 2020 – 2021.

The Monitoring Project on the status of freedom of expression in Norway has been carried out twice before by an interdisciplinary research consortium headed by the Institute for Social Research.

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New report: Boundary Struggles

August 30 2017

​The main findings and conclusions from the project ‘The Status of Freedom of Expression in Norway 2015–2017’ are now available in Norwegian in a brief report.

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New website for research on freedom of expression

June 23 2017

This week Fritt Ord is relaunching its website at ytringsfrihet.no. The website features all the major freedom of expression surveys carried out by Fritt Ord, as well as information about events and news items related to new research in this field.

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Boundaries of the public sphere: Do exclusion and self-censorship pose a threat to freedom of expression?

June 9 2017

The Institute for Social Research and Fritt Ord invite the public to the Closing Conference for the project entitled ‘The Status of Freedom of Expression in Norway 2015–2017’ and the launch of the book Boundary Struggles: Contestations of Free Speech in the Norwegian Public Sphere at the House of Literature, Friday, 9 June 2017, 10.30 a.m.-3.45 p.m.

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The Status of Freedom of Expression in Norway 2015–2017 - some main findings from the book

June 8 2017

Press Release, 8 June 2017

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Freedom of expression and political tolerance

January 26 2016

The Fritt Ord Foundation and the Institute for Social Research invite the public to a launch seminar from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 January 2016, at Uranienborgveien 2 in Oslo.

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Presentation of the final Report on the Status of Freedom of Expression in Norway

November 19 2014

Along with partners from the University of Oslo (Dept. of Media and Communication), FAFO, TNS Gallup, and attorney Jon Wessel Aas, ISF’s researchers presented their report on “The Status of Freedom of Expression in Norway” today at the closing session of the full-day conference arranged at the House of Literature on the Status of Freedom of Expression in Norway, the Fritt Ord Foundation’s monitoring project.