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Offisiell åpning av Artica Svalbard

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Seminar: The Borneo Case – den norske forbindelsen

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Leo Ajkic og “de skamløse jentene” tildelt Fritt Ords Honnør

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Norsk premiere på dokumentarfilmen The Borneo Case på Vika kino

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We live in a time of unrest, when many are finding that freedom of expression can no longer be taken for granted. What can history teach us about present-day dilemmas? What historic backdrop would be most appropriate for present-day debates?

How have the various dilemmas involving freedom of expression been resolved in Norway and Denmark? What differences and similarities can be found between the two countries, and what can we learn from each other?

Fritt Ord invites the public to a debate on Thursday, 23 March, from 7.00-8.30 p.m. in Uranienborgveien 2, featuring lectures by Jacob Mchangama and Kjetil Jakobsen. Both have recently published books about the history of freedom of expression.

From 3 March to 1 May 2017, the House of Photography at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg will be showing photo essays by twelve extraordinary young European photographers on the theme of “Shifting Boundaries.” The artists were nominated specifically to participate in the third round of the European Photo Exhibition Award (epea), a joint project by four European foundations.

Epea aims to contribute to and to intensify dialogue within Europe, as well as to support young European photographers at the beginning of their careers. The exhibition showcases the following photographers: Arianna Arcara (Italy), Pierfrancesco Celada (Italy), Marthe Aune Eriksen (Norway), Jakob Ganslmeier (Germany), Margarida Gouveia (Portugal), Marie Hald (Denmark), Dominic Hawgood (United Kingdom), Robin Hinsch (Germany), Ildikó Péter (Hungary), Eivind H. Natvig (Norway), Marie Sommer (France) and Christina Werner (Austria).


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. This year's topic is 'enemies of the people'.

Call for applications
Upper secondary school pupils: Welcome to enter the Fritt Ord Foundation competition! Discuss one or more enemies of the people. Write a paper or make a media production, and enter it in the competition. By 'enemy of the people', we are referring to someone who stands out from the crowd by promoting freedom of expression, and who is thereby perceived as an enemy by others. Please discuss a person or a specific issue. Take your point of departure in the play 'An Enemy of the People' by Henrik Ibsen, if you would like.

The Fritt Ord Foundation and the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius hereby invite nominations of journalists, bloggers, internet media and newspapers for the 2017 Free Media Awards.

The Free Media Awards are awarded to journalists and media outlets from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia.

The prizes provide support for journalists and media outlets that report independently and refuse to give up in the face of threats. The media operate under tremendous pressure in many countries in Eastern Europe. With the Free Media Awards, we seek to encourage journalists and media outlets to carry on their work, despite threats and violent oppression, and to contribute to strengthen independent journalism.

Oslo, 21 February 2017
PRESS RELEASE

The Board of the Fritt Ord Foundation announces the recipients of two new Freedom of Expression Foundation Tributes:

The Freedom of Expression Foundation Tribute is awarded to Leo Ajkic for his innovative contributions to the TV series "Escape", which has engendered considerable insight into the situation of refugees, opening new perspectives in the immigration and integration debate.

The Freedom of Expression Foundation Tribute is awarded to "the shameless girls", represented by three of them, Amina Bile, Nancy Herz and Sofia Srour, for their personal, valiant efforts to shed light on the strong social control existing in minority groups.

«Digitale liv» i Brussel

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Fritt Ord, Ten Thousand Images and Human Rights Human Wrongs invite the public to the Oslo premiere of "Nowhere to Hide" Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 5:30 p.m. at Cinemateket. The screening is followed by a Q&A with film director Zaradasht Ahmed and producer Mette Cheng Munthe-Kaas.

Additional screenings and Q&A sessions will take place on Friday, 17 February, 1 p.m. and Saturday, 18 February, 4 p.m.

Links:
Wednesday, 15 February, 5:30 p.m. at Cinemateket - tickets
Friday, 17 February, 1 p.m at Cinemateket - tickets
Saturday, 18 February, 4 p.m. at Cinemateket - tickets

Fritt Ord Foundation and KORO - Public Art Norway / URO invite to the conference PUBLIC CALLING, at the National Theatre in Oslo, Norway.

In an era of austerity politics, securitized spaces, extrastate dominions, and distributed online networks, the notion of the public is increasingly in question if not crisis. For the conference Public Calling, both speakers and audience will find themselves together on stage, examining contemporary intersections of space and speech in order to test how the public can still be enacted today.

Free and open to all.
Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd November, 2016. 10.00–16.00

Download the full conference programme here.

Limited seating.
Registration: publiccalling@frittord.no