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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.

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.

The Fritt Ord Foundation, The New York Review of Books Foundation, the Russian online journal of politics and culture Colta.ru and Oslo Documentary Cinema invite the public to a joint pop-up exhibition and film screening exploring contemporary Russia.

The event will include presentations by graphic artist Victoria Lomasko and film producer Evgeny Gindilis. It will take place at Røverstaden, Munkedamsveien 15, Oslo, on Friday 30 November 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Fritt Ords Honnør tildelt Odd Isungset

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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.

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 NFKino.no.

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.

Lærerseminar: Tegningen som ytring

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