Call for nominations for the 2016 Free Media Award

Galina Timtsjenko, one of the 2015 laureates.
The Fritt Ord Foundation and the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius hereby invite nominations of journalists, bloggers, Internet media and newspapers for the 2016 Free Media Award.
The Free Media Award will be awarded to journalists and media outlets from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia.

The Fritt Ord Foundation and the ZEIT Foundation are interested in identifying candidates worthy of recognition for their work, and we need your help. Nominations will be accepted until 26 February 2016, and  should include an explanation of why the journalist or media outlet is considered to be a good candidate for the Free Media Award. Nominations should include reasons for why candidates deserve recognition based on the quality of their work, and the relevance of the content. The nomination statement should be 1 to 2 pages long, and include a short biography and links to articles, where relevant.
To qualify for nomination, journalists and media outlets must have demonstrated a commitment to democracy, and freedom of expression.
Please contact Fritt Ord if you have any questions about the nomination process.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Please send nominations by e-mail to hanne.vorland@frittord.no

Fritt Ord-konkurransen og Holbergprisen i skolen inviterer til lærerseminar fredag 1. desember, kl 9:00 – 14:30 på Litteraturhuset i Bergen.

At this year’s Holberg Debate, John Pilger, Julian Assange and Jonathan Heawood will discuss the presence of propaganda in news and social media, and its democratic implications. The debate will take place at The University Aula, Bergen, on Saturday 2 December 2017, 3 p.m. to 5.15 p.m.

Konkurransen Min familie i historien arrangeres av Den norske historiske forening med støtte fra Fritt Ord, og er åpen for elever i ungdomsskolen og videregående skole. I denne konkurransen er det hverdagsmenneskene som er hovedpersonene, og elevene oppfordres til å se på temaer som demokrati, krig og konflikt, endrede levevilkår og migrasjon.