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Lærerseminar: Kildebevissthet og kritisk tenkning i en polarisert tid

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Have you ever wondered about what it might be like to live in another time? Or what it was like to grow up in a society in which the standard of living was much worse than today? Perhaps you have parents or grandparents who have experienced war or great upheavals? Which opportunities and limitations were people subject to in the past? Did they act and think differently from us?

My family in history is being organised by the Norwegian Historical Society (HIFO) with support from the Fritt Ord Foundation. It is open to pupils in lower and upper secondary school. This competition revolves around everyday people, making them the main characters. Pupils are urged to investigate topics such as democracy, war and conflict, changing living conditions, migration and working life in the light of their own family history. Read more at www.historiekonkurransen.no.

Øremerkede midler til norsk journalistikk - søknadsfrist 12.01.18

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The Preben Munthe Fellowship Grant at Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford has been awarded to freelance journalist Ingerid Salvesen for the period January–July 2018.

Salvesen (b. 1987) has worked as a foreign correspondent for NTB and as a magazine journalist for the financial daily Dagens Næringsliv. She has written for several of Norway's largest newspapers and has spent time at the German media house Die Welt. She also helped start the foreign affairs podcast "Du verden!". Salvesen has a master's degree from the Centre for Development and the Environment at the University of Oslo.

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 propaganda. Write a text or make a media production about the many faces of propaganda. Feel free to be concrete and address issues in the local community, in Norway or in the world, past or present.


The deadline is Thursday, 1 March 2018, at 11.59 p.m. Take a look at www.frittordkonkurransen.no for relevant reading material, suggestions from the jury and earlier winners, and for further information about submitting your entry. Good luck!

Democracy Road? - Aung San Suu Kyi, buddhistisk nasjonalisme og pressefrihet i Myanmar

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The New York Review of Books Foundation, the Dan David Prize and the Fritt Ord Foundation invite the public to the two-day conference 'Inequality, Immigration, and the Politics of Populism'. The conference will take place at the New York University School of Law, USA, 28-29 October 2017.

Populist parties and movements, mostly on the right, are becoming a powerful force in both the United States and Europe. The ascent of Donald Trump to the US presidency is the most spectacular electoral success in American history for a militant form of right-wing populism. The gains made by Alternative für Deutschland in the recent German elections mark the first time since 1945 that a populist party of the extreme right has achieved significant representation in the German Parliament.

RISK - Historien om Wikileaks og Julian Assange

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Fritt Ords og ZEIT-Stiftungs «Free Media Awards» deles ut i Kiev

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Fritt Ord overtar Wergelandsveien 29

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Stipend for studenter ved Nord Universitet og Institutt for sammenlignende politikk, UiB

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The Fritt Ord Foundation and The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters invite the public to a conversation about fake news, fact-checking and public trust, on Tuesday 17 October 2017, 5 p.m., at Uranienborgveien 2.

In 2016, Oxford Dictionaries declared post-truth its international word of the year, and defined it as the state of affairs when "objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief." PolitiFact named fake news its 2016 “Lie of the Year”. Since then, the term has lost much of its initial meaning and content in the public debate.