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Raghu Rai - An Unframed Portrait: Screening and Conversation

The Fritt Ord Foundation, Piraya Film and Norwegian Journal of Photography invite the public to a unique screening of Raghu Rai - An Unframed Portrait, and a conversation between the photographer Raghu Rai, director Avani Rai and VII photographer Linda Bournane Engelberth.

The screening will take place at Klingenberg 2, at 6.30 pm on Thursday 1 November 2018.
Tickets are 125 NOK and can be purchased through

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

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.


Seminar med fotografen og Magnum-legenden Raghu Rai
Lærerseminar: Tegningen som ytring
Fritt Ord-konkurransen: Tegningen som ytring

Seminar med fotografen og Magnum-legenden Raghu Rai

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Lærerseminar: Tegningen som ytring

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Sant og Usant, Fritt Ord, Oslo Documentary Cinema, the Consortium for Research on Terrorism and International Crime and the Centre for Research on Extremism (C-REX) invite the public to a screening of the documentary film Exit, followed by a discussion. Meet former left- and right-wing extremists and members of Jihadist movements from Germany, Denmark and France for a discussion after the film.

Tuesday, 16 October 5 p.m. at Vika Cinema
Tickets are available for purchase here.

What does it take to leave a violent, extremist movement? How does one break with everything that is familiar and start over from scratch? How can we as a community pave the way for individuals to find their way out of an extremist group?



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.

Støtte til teaterprosjekter

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Støtte til festivaler

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Conversation about "White Right: Meeting the Enemy", by Deeyah Khan Fritt Ord youtube 1.7751479289941 600 338





​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.


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.

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.