NJP søker nye fotografer

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Filmvisning: Privacy of Wounds

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Drawing as a form of expression can be simple or complicated; it can be political or just for fun and entertainment. A drawing can unite or tear apart. A drawing can illustrate a moment in time or tell a whole little story, be it fictitious or documentary. We invite you to submit texts, drawings, comic strips and/or media productions that deal with drawing as a form of expression.

Norsk dokumentarfotografi

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Fritt Ords seminar for studentaviser 2019: podkast

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The Fritt Ord Foundation and The ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius hereby invite nominations of independent journalists, bloggers, Internet media and newspapers for the 2019 Free Media Awards.

The prizes provide support for journalists and media 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 to carry on their work, despite threats and violent oppression, and to contribute to strengthen independent journalism.

​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 six deadlines for applications during the year. The next deadline is 5 March 2019, at 3 p.m. Applications should be submitted to the Fritt Ord Foundation's application centre.

The Fritt Ord Foundation Competition for Upper Secondary School and invite the public to a screening of the animation film "The Tower" (2018) - and to a discussion with the filmmakers Mats Grorud and Frode Søbstad.

TIME: Thursday, 7 February, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
VENUE: Aurora Cinema Fokus, Tromsø

Mads Gilbert, Kaya Marie Hansen and Tarek Alhindi will also be on the panel. Gilbert is a physician who has been actively involved in the Palestinians' cause in the Middle East for many years. Kaya Marie Hansen is a pupil at Kongsbakken Upper Secondary School and will discuss her response to the film. Attorney Tarek Alhindi is a Palestinian refugee who grew up in Syria and now lives in Tromsø.

Fritt Ord and Integral Film invite the public to a talk with Imam, lawyer and author Seyran Ates on Tuesday, 5 February 2019, from 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. at the Fritt Ord Foundation, Uranienborgveien 2, Oslo. The moderator for the talk is Mohamed Abdi, who is educated as a teacher, social commentator and writer.


According to Seyran Ates, sexuality in Islam is often characterised by bans, fears and violence. The consequences can be fatal – not only for individuals, but for society as a whole. Seyran Ates is calling for a sexual revolution in Islam, and she will talk about what this entails.

How to do research and learn more using visual aids in subjects such as Norwegian, History and Social Science? Pupils live in a visual world – can we use visual aids more actively in school? Welcome to a seminar for upper secondary school teachers.

Pictures, illustrations, satire, comic strips and other visual sources can teach us a great deal about historical events, religious conditions and conflicts in society. Subjects like Norwegian, History and Social Science will often be seen as text-heavy subjects and research disciplines; can visual sources be used more often?

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.