Global Challenges to Freedom of Expression and Ending Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

Photo by Jodi Hilton/NurPhoto/Sipa USA
Fritt Ord, Uranienborgveien 2, 0258 Oslo, on Friday 2nd November from 9am-2pm.
On Friday 2nd November ARTICLE 19, Fritt Ord, the Norwegian Union of Journalists and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will host a special event in Oslo to mark the fourth International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. 
Prominent press freedom advocates and journalists, as well as leading agencies and the Government, will come together to discuss crucial challenges concerning the protection and safety of journalists around the world.

Ine Eriksen Søreide, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will open the event. She will be interviewed by Kjersti Løken Stavrum on the Government’s promotion of human rights as a key component of Norway’s foreign and development policy.
Thomas Hughes, Executive Director of ARTICLE 19, will give attendees an exclusive look at the XpA Report 2017/18, a new metric, which enables us to evaluate the state of freedom of expression and information around the world.
The day will continue with two interactive panel discussions, where press freedom advocates from Mexico, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will share their experiences and work to protect journalists and address impunity.
The panel discussion "Prevent and Protect" will focus on the preventative measures to adopt and maintain enabling environments for journalists, media workers and bloggers, ensuring that national laws and authorities do not interfere with their independence and work.
The panel discussion "Prosecute" will discuss access to justice and national plans for addressing impunity, through proper investigations and engagement in judicial processes, to ensure effective remedies for victims and their families.
To register your attendance, please e-mail

Velkommen til seminar hos Fritt Ord torsdag 8. november 2018, kl. 09 – 15.

Vi ønsker å vise betydningen av tegninger og tegneserier, og presenterer forslag til hvordan disse sjangrene kan brukes i flere forskjellige fag. Arrangementet er knyttet til Fritt Ord-konkurransen for elever i vgs., som i skoleåret 2018/19 har tegning som tema.

Fredag 2. november 2018 kl. 19.00–20.30 inviterer Fritt Ord og Norwegian Journal of Photography til et sjeldent møte med den legendariske Magnum-fotografen Raghu Rai i Uranienborgveien 2, Oslo.

Espen Rasmussen, fotograf og medredaktør i Norwegian Journal of Photography, er moderator.

Fritt Ord, Piraya Film og Norwegian Journal of Photography inviterer til visning av dokumentarfilmen om Magnum-fotografen Raghu Rai - An Unframed Portrait, og en samtale mellom Raghu Rai, regissør Avani Rai og fotograf Linda Bournane Engelberth.

Torsdag 1. november 2018, kl. 18.30, på Klingenberg kino i Oslo.