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Trumpisme på norsk? Politikere og sosiale medier i et valgår

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Press release from the foundation Artica Svalbard, 19 January 2017.

Artica Svalbard was founded by the The Norwegian Ministry of Culture, Fritt Ord and SpareBank1 (Nord-Norge’s Cultural Business Development Foundation), on the 8th of November 2016.

Artica Svalbard is pleased to announce its inaugural opening in Longyearbyen on the 30th and 31st March this year. Along with its founders and collaborating partners, Artica Svalbard will introduce its Artist-in-Residence Programme. A Public Programme will also be launched, with the objective of engaging with Svalbard’s local community as well as national
and international guests.

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.

Utlysning: Fritt Ord-konkurransen for videregående skole 2017

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Presseprisvinner Mehman Huseynov bortført og ulovlig fengslet

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NJP søker nye fotografer

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Each year, Fritt Ord awards the Freedom of Expression Foundation Prize to individuals or institutions that have shown civil courage and worked to defend and strengthen freedom of expression and the conditions for it in Norway, especially by encouraging dynamic debate.

The Fritt Ord Foundation invites nominations for potential candidates for the prize. Nominations should be a maximum of 4000 characters long and include a brief description of the nominee's efforts and a grounded justification for why the person or organisation in question deserves the prize. Please do not send attachments.

Årets nye deltaker i FutureLab Europe

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The application deadlines for 2017 are:
  • 6 January
  • 10 February
  • 31 March
  • 12 May
  • 1 August
  • 15 September
  • 3 November

We would also remind you that the call for proposals for earmarked funding for New Journalism.

Applications to the Fritt Ord Foundation should be submitted here: portal.frittord.no. (The English language option is in the top-right corner.) For further information, please contact tel. +47 23 01 46 46 or email: post@frittord.no.

Kierulf og Solhjell inn i Fritt Ords styre

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Speech by Jury member, Martin Paulsen, at the award dinner at Restaurant Funicular in Tbilisi, Georgia, Friday, 25 November 2016.


Dear Free Media Award laureates, ladies and gentlemen!

We are gathered here tonight to celebrate the 2016 laureates of the Free Media Award: the journalists Seymur Hazi, from Azerbaijan, and Elena Milashina, from Russia, as well as the team behind the news site Nashi Groshi in Ukraine, represented here by Aleksey Shalayski, Jurii Nikolov and Irina Sharpinskaya.

Is Norway among the best in the world both at facilitating peace and at participating in war in other countries? Do the public and leadership have a plan for dealing with terrorism, refugee crises, the administration of mass immigration and the preservation of the welfare state?

These questions are discussed by Jonas Gahr Støre, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, Cathrine Holst and Terje Tvedt, with Tvedt's work on the history of ideas in Norway as the point of departure.