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When: Friday, 14 September 2018, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Would you like to participate in the social debate using the professional expertise you have acquired as a master's degree student? Are you interested in sharing findings from your master's thesis with the public, but uncertain about how to proceed? The Fritt Ord Foundation invites you to a writing workshop for master's degree students who have received Fritt Ord student grants and for master's degree students who are writing within the fields of human rights, journalism, freedom of speech and democracy.

The Fritt Ord Foundation funds half a year of study and research in Oxford for a Norwegian journalist. The fellowship will be given to a journalist ordinarily resident in Norway. The fellow will spend six months at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University, commencing January 2019.

Closing date for applications: Monday 17 September, 2018 at noon.

Kjør debatt: Fritt Ord bevilger 2,3 millioner til norske folkebibliotek

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The 2018 Free Media Awards are awarded to Chai Khana in South-Caucasus for their efforts to bring attention to under-reported news stories spanning national borders in the region, Fontanka in Russia for their coverage of ongoing and forgotten conflicts, and to the Belarusian website Belarus Partisan for their tireless investigative work, also following the murder of their editor-in-chief in 2016.

Press release – 7 June 2018

The Fritt Ord Foundation and ZEIT-Stiftung honour independent media in Georgia, Russia and Belarus.

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 8 August 2018, at 3 p.m. Applications should be submitted to the Fritt Ord Foundation's application centre.

Walid al-Kubaisi, recipient of the Fritt Ord Foundation's Tribute, passed away on Tuesday, 31 July 2018. He was 60 years old.

Walid al-Kubaisi was an author and Government scholar who carved out a reputation in Norway as a powerful and original writer. His invaluable contributions to the social debate often bore elements of cultural criticism from a perspective based on criticism of religion, reflecting his considerable insight and knowledge.


The Fritt Ord Foundation has now awarded their annual grants to critics. At NOK 200 000 each, the grants should result in a steady stream of reviews during the period from August 2018 to August 2019. The grant scheme was established in 2015, and 11 grants are being awarded this year.


Of the 42 applications recieved, grants were awarded to the following individuals: Aage Storm Borchgrevink (factual prose etc., Dagbladet), Emil Henrik Flatø (ideas, art and culture, Morgenbladet), Kjersti Juul (dramatic art, Vårt Land), Oda Bhar Lurås (pictorial art, etc., Morgenbladet), Gabriel Moro (fiction, VG), Eivind Myklebust (factual prose and fiction, Klassekampen), Jon Rognlien (factual prose and fiction, Dagbladet), Per Christian Selmer-Anderssen (dramatic art, Aftenposten), Janne Karin Støylen (literature for children, Dag og Tid), Margunn Vikingstad (fiction, Morgenbladet) and Hilde Østby (factual prose, Aftenposten).

​Fritt Ord and the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism invite the public to the launch of the annual media survey entitled the Reuters Institute Digital News Report and a debate on confidence in the media, on Monday, 18 June from 5 - 6.30 p.m. at Fritt Ord's premises at Uranienborgveien 2.

The Reuters Institute Digital News Report is the world's largest media survey on trends in digital media habits. Norway was included in the survey for the first time in 2016, and the report compares the development of Norwegian media markets with those in 36 other countries in America, Europe and Asia.

Fritt Ord invites applications for grants of NOK 60 000 each for communications activities and discussions based on contemporary factual prose and fiction. For example, funding can be used for debates, seminars, talks with writers or discussion fora.

In recent years, libraries have taken on a whole new role as an arena for public discussions and debates by offering venues for events. Which new topics of debate can the libraries bring into the public space? Which relevant publications and authorships have the potential to capture the interest of a wide audience? Which topics of debate are of concern to young people today? Are there new forms of arrangements that inspire audiences to engage in dialogue and conflicts of opinion?

Fritt Ords Honnør tildelt Simon Malkenes

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​On Saturday, 26 May, at the Doc Festival in Fredrikstad, you will have a chance to meet two photographers from the Norwegian Journal of Photography, as well as Gösta Flemming, book editor at the Journal Publishing House.

Each year, the Doc Festival attracts hundreds of photography enthusiasts to Fredrikstad, where there are seminars, workshops and exhibitions. This year's programme also includes the Norwegian Journal of Photography.

On Saturday, 26 May, from 12 to 1 p.m., former NJP photographers Margaret M. De Lange and Ivar Kvaal will talk about their projects, and the publisher of the NJP series, Editor Gösta Flemming, from Journal Publishers, will talk about the book process.