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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.

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 Ord-stipend til kritikere

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​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 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.

On Tuesday, 29 May at 16.45 pm, the Fritt Ord Foundation, Sparebankstiftelsen DNB and Fondazione CRT will host a session on the role of culture hubs such as literature houses and culture centres. What does it take for a building to become one of the most important venues in a city for exchanging opinions?

The Fritt Ord Foundation, which established the House of Literature (Litteraturhuset) in Oslo in 2007; and the Savings Bank Foundation DNB, which opened The Centre (Sentralen) in 2014; will share their insights into how these cultural hubs have become popular, important meeting places for natives and visitors alike in their city.

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.

PRESS RELEASE
Oslo, 14 May 2018


The Freedom of Expression Foundation Tribute is to be awarded to Simon Malkenes for his critical focus on the lack of freedom of expression culture in the Oslo school system.

"Through active participation in the public space in recent years, he stands out as one of the clearest, most incisive voices in debates about development trends in the Norwegian school system. On several occasions, Malkenes has drawn attention to the conditions for criticism and debate in the school system", remarks Grete Brochmann, chair of the Fritt Ord Board.

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 write reviews for TV/radio.

The grants can be awarded to critics who work in any field related to art or culture. The grants are intended to result in the production of concrete, ongoing reviews throughout the year; the goal is to help improve the quality and professionalisation of a number of Norwegian critics each year. The Fritt Ord Foundation would like to give more critics better opportunities to pursue their profession and to spend more time cultivating it.

Viktig info til søkere på kritikerstipender og journalistikkstøtte fra Fritt Ord

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Fritt Ords Pris 2018 tildelt journalistene i Tysfjord-saken

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