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The Fritt Ord Competition for Upper Secondary School is an annual competition in which pupils are invited to submit entries about freedom of expression and democracy. Texts and media productions are invited, as usual, but this year, we would also like to invite entries in the form of drawings.

Deadline for submitting entries is 1 March.

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Earmarked funding for Norwegian journalism

The Fritt Ord Foundation is allocating up to MNOK 25 annually for four years for journalistic projects. The MNOK 100 initiative is entitled Norwegian Journalism.

For quite some time, the Fritt Ord Foundation has had media and journalism as one of its core target areas. In the current demanding situation being experienced by the media, and thereby by the public sphere as a whole, we aspire to do even more to support and promote high-quality journalism in several fields.

The call for applications has seven deadlines for applications during the year. The next deadline is 9 November 2018, at 3 p.m. Applications should be submitted to the Fritt Ord Foundation's application centre.

Fritt Ord Foundation Oxford grant for 2019 awarded to Thea Storøy Elnan

At the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Thea Storøy Elnan will be investigating whether the #metoo campaign has changed the way in which journalists in Norway, Sweden and the UK write about sexual harassment and the victims of abuse. What consequences has the #metoo campaign had on press ethics? How professional are the media in their coverage of incidents of sexual harassment and, in the wake of the campaign, how aware are journalists of the real price people pay when they come forward and talk about such experiences?

The Fritt Ord Foundation, The New York Review of Books Foundation and the Russian online journal of politics and culture Colta.ru invite the public to the international conference ‘Russia Under Putin’ on Thursday, 29 November 2018 at Fritt Ord, Uranienborgveien 2, Oslo.

To register your attendance, please e-mail: russiaunderputin@frittord.no

Civitates is a new philanthropic initiative of 16 foundations committed to upholding democratic values in Europe. The deadline for the first call for proposals is 30 November 2018.

Civitates aims to empower and enable civil society to address the way in which democracy is impacted by the fundamental changes in the way information of societal importance is produced, distributed and consumed. These changes are affecting the democratic fabric in Europe by contributing to a corrosive public discourse and undermining EU values.
Poetry reading with the Russian poets Lev Rubinstein, Kirill Medvedev and Maria Stepanova. Crossing the borders between poetic and political, giving the voice to the contemporary Russian poetry that exists at the cutting edge of the current cultural process. Moderation by Sasha Dugdale. The event will take place at Litteraturhuset / The Oslo House of Literature, on Thursday 29 November at 9 p.m.

Hosted by The Fritt Ord Foundation, The New York Review of Books Foundation and the Russian online journal Colta.Ru.

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The Fritt Ord Foundation has published the list of grants for more than NOK 100 000 that were awarded in October 2018.

Among the 60 grants awarded in this round, we find 20 grants for the development of nonfictional prose. For example, Niels Christian Geelmuyden (picture) received NOK 100 000 for the book project "Spermageddon - the ability to procreate in free fall", and Hanne Storm got the same amount for the book "Heart signals pain". Kristine Hovda received NOK 100 000 to work on the book "The wall is falling" about a gay boy growing up in a sect. NOK 150 000 was granted to Per Kristian Aale for his book project "The Russians".

Fritt Ord gratulerer stavangerbaserte Piraya Film med Emmy til «Forever Pure»

Last night, the Israeli documentary film "Forever Pure" was awarded an Emmy in the category Outstanding Politics & Government Documentary. The film was directed by Maya Zinstein, produced by Geoff Arbourne and co-produced by Piraya Film's Torstein Grude. The Fritt Ord Foundation has provided NOK 100 000 in support for the project.

The film shadows the Israeli football club Beitar Jerusalem F.C., known for its racist supporter club La Familia and for having been the only club in Israeli elite football that has never had a player of Arabic or Muslim background on the team. The arrival of two Muslim footballers from Chechnya at the club for the 2013 season provoked a strong reaction on the part of the fans. The film gives a disquieting portrayal of the correlations between money, power and right-wing extremism in Israeli elite football.

Emmy til Deeyah Khan og filmen “White Right: Meeting the Enemy”

Last night, Norwegian time, Norwegian Director Deeyah Khan was awarded an Emmy in the 'Current Affairs' category for the documentary film "White Right: Meeting the Enemy". The prize was awarded at the International Emmy Awards in New York. The Fritt Ord Foundation extends warm congratulations to the winners!

Fritt Ord has supported the development and production of "White Right: Meeting the Enemy" with a total of NOK 375 000. On 17 September 2018, the Foundation organised a screening of the film, followed by a discussion at Uranienborgveien 2, Oslo. Read more about the event and see a recording of a conversation between Director Deeyah Khan and two of the film's main characters here.

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Journalistikk

​For quite some time, the Fritt Ord Foundation has had media and journalism as one of its core target areas. In the demanding situation currently being experienced by the media and thereby by the public sphere as a whole, we aspire to do even more to support and promote high-quality journalism in several fields.

The programme 'Quality Journalism in a New Era' ran from 2015 to 2017, awarding 10 million NOK annually.

The programme 'Norwegian Journalism' will run from 2017 to 2020, and award 25 million NOK annually.

Kritikerstipend

The Fritt Ord Foundation announces a call for applications for 10 annual grants of NOK 200 000 each for critics who write for daily or weekly newspapers, or who supply reviews to TV/radio. The grant scheme will provide aggregate funding of MNOK 6 over a three-year period.

Norwegian Journal of Photography

The Norwegian Journal of Photography was established in 2011 to serve as an arena where independent photographers who work in the interface between traditional press photography on the one hand and art photography on the other will be able to present the full scope of their projects. NJP brings together and supports selected Norwegian photographic documentary projects, and the first edition of the book was launched in February 2013.

www.njp.no

Fritt Ord-konkurransen

The Fritt Ord Foundation Competition for upper secondary school is an annual competition that invites pupils to submit entries about freedom of expression and democracy. A special topic is highlighted each year, and participants' entries can be submitted either in the form of a text or a media production. The Fritt Ord Foundation organises seminars for teachers and offers school visits and supervision for participants.

www.frittordkonkurransen.no