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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.

Fritt Ord-konkurransen: Tegningen som ytring

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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.

Lærerseminar: Tegningen som ytring

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Sant og Usant, Fritt Ord, Oslo Documentary Cinema, the Consortium for Research on Terrorism and International Crime and the Centre for Research on Extremism (C-REX) invite the public to a screening of the documentary film Exit, followed by a discussion. Meet former left- and right-wing extremists and members of Jihadist movements from Germany, Denmark and France for a discussion after the film.

Tuesday, 16 October 5 p.m. at Vika Cinema
Tickets are available for purchase here.


What does it take to leave a violent, extremist movement? How does one break with everything that is familiar and start over from scratch? How can we as a community pave the way for individuals to find their way out of an extremist group?

Rekonstruksjon Utøya – Oslopremiere og samtale med ungdomspolitikere og medvirkende i filmen

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The 2018 Free Media Awards will be bestowed at the Free Media Awards conference in Yerevan, Armenia under the auspices of Fritt Ord and ZEIT-Stiftung, on Tuesday 2 October 2018.

The awards go 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
  • The Belarusian website Belarus Partisan for their tireless investigative work, also following the murder of their editor-in-chief in 2016.

Read more about the laureates here.

​Are you planning to write a master's thesis on the relationship between §112 of the Constitution of Norway and climate change?

The Fritt Ord Foundation and the Norwegian Climate Foundation are announcing up to three climate grants for students at the faculties of Law at the University of Tromsø, the University of Bergen and the University of Oslo. The grants are earmarked for students who would like to write a major* master's thesis. The grants are for NOK 50 000 each.

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


The Fritt Ord Foundation invites independent consultancy and investment companies to submit tenders for financial consultancy and related services for a three- to five-year period from 1 July 2019.

Fritt Ord is organised as a foundation, established in 1974 for the purpose of protecting and promoting freedom of expression, and thereby helping to strengthen democratic social development in Norway and enriching Norwegian culture. This is done by supporting projects and awarding prizes for efforts made to achieve the Foundation's objectives. The Foundation's capital currently consists of roughly NOK 3.3 billion. Each year, MNOK 90-100 are awarded to 1000-1200 projects in response to applications for funding. In addition, the Foundation initiates and is engaged in a number of its own initiatives and activities.

When: Thursdag 20 September at 6 p.m.
Where: The Kapittel Festival at Stavanger Public Library, Sølvberggata 2

Meet three cartoonists who use personal experiences to form political messages: Ellen Ekman, Khalid Albaih, and Ali Dorani.

Moderator: Erle Marie Sørheim

##Update: This screening is now fully booked, and there are no longer any available seats. We apologise.##

Fritt Ord invites the public to a film screening and conversation on White Right: Meeting the Enemy, the 2018 Emmy-nominated documentary film about the Charlottesville rally, the race wars, fascism, racism, and alt-right in America today. The event will take place on Monday, 17 September 2018 at 6 p.m., at Fritt Ord, Uranienborgveien 2, Oslo.