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Leo Ajkic og “de skamløse jentene” får Fritt Ords Honnør

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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 'enemies of the people'.

Call for applications
Upper secondary school pupils: Welcome to enter the Fritt Ord Foundation competition! Discuss one or more enemies of the people. Write a paper or make a media production, and enter it in the competition. By 'enemy of the people', we are referring to someone who stands out from the crowd by promoting freedom of expression, and who is thereby perceived as an enemy by others. Please discuss a person or a specific issue. Take your point of departure in the play 'An Enemy of the People' by Henrik Ibsen, if you would like.

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.

«Digitale liv» i Brussel

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Fritt Ord, Ten Thousand Images and Human Rights Human Wrongs invite the public to the Oslo premiere of "Nowhere to Hide" Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 5:30 p.m. at Cinemateket. The screening is followed by a Q&A with film director Zaradasht Ahmed and producer Mette Cheng Munthe-Kaas.

Additional screenings and Q&A sessions will take place on Friday, 17 February, 1 p.m. and Saturday, 18 February, 4 p.m.

Links:
Wednesday, 15 February, 5:30 p.m. at Cinemateket - tickets
Friday, 17 February, 1 p.m at Cinemateket - tickets
Saturday, 18 February, 4 p.m. at Cinemateket - tickets

Fritt Ord Foundation and KORO - Public Art Norway / URO invite to the conference PUBLIC CALLING, at the National Theatre in Oslo, Norway.

In an era of austerity politics, securitized spaces, extrastate dominions, and distributed online networks, the notion of the public is increasingly in question if not crisis. For the conference Public Calling, both speakers and audience will find themselves together on stage, examining contemporary intersections of space and speech in order to test how the public can still be enacted today.

Free and open to all.
Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd November, 2016. 10.00–16.00

Download the full conference programme here.

Limited seating.
Registration: publiccalling@frittord.no

Perspektivy is professional development programme for journalists whose working language is Russian and who are professionally based anywhere in Russia, Eastern Europe or Central Asia. The Programme is a joint initiative by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Fritt Ord Foundation. Nabi Abdulaev, one of the programme's mentors, has written about the results of the Cross-Border journalism project held in October-December 2016.

Striking Cords Across Borders
By Nabi Abdulaev, January 2017

One of the key challenges and key objectives of the Perspektivy's Cross-Border Journalism project is to achieve, well, “cross-borderness", and the more of it, the better.

Media on War

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Fritt Ord and the Institute for Social Research invite the public to a debate on Norwegian politicians and social media on Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 7 – 9 p.m. at Fritt Ord, Uranienborgveien 2, 0258 Oslo, featuring Kjersti Thorbjørnsrud, Gunn Enli, Espen Teigen, Frithjof Jacobsen and Eivind Trædal. Arnfinn Midtbøen will be moderator.

Speakers:
Kjersti Thorbjørnsrud, media expert and researcher at the Institute for Social Research
Gunn Enli, professor, Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo

Commentators:
Espen Teigen, political adviser for Minister of Immigration and Integration Sylvi Listhaug, the Party of Progress
Hans Petter Sjøli, commentator and head of the comments desk at the newspaper VG
Eivind Trædal, City Council representative for the Green Party in Oslo and at the top of the Green list in Aust-Agder County

Moderator:
Arnfinn H. Midtbøen, researcher at the Institute for Social Research

We warmly invite journalists from Russia, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, the Baltic or the Caucasus to work together to produce stories through partnership and collaboration that transcend their national border as a part of the Perspektivy programme (Программа "Перспективы").

The new digital era of media, and the globalisation of economic and political processes have brought new challenges to journalism. In particular, they have highlighted the need to develop international professional networks in order to understand regional characteristics and better cover transnational stories.

Hvordan beskytte sivile i krig?

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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.