The Dane, the Swede and the Norwegian - three lectures on public discourse in Scandinavia

The Fritt Ord Foundation invites the public to three lectures on public information in Scandinavia. The lectures will be delivered in the month of November at Uranienborgveien 2, Oslo.

The Scandinavian countries face many of the same problems and debates. However, there is little mutual reporting across national borders, and we often lack insight into what is taking place in the public space in our neighbouring countries. In a series of three lectures, the Fritt Ord Foundation has invited three prominent experts on culture, politics and industry, respectively, to present the latest perspectives on the Scandinavian countries. Each of them will deliver a fact-based lecture in a comparative Scandinavian perspective, based on the situation in his or her own home country.


Tuesday, 17 November, 7.00 p.m.: The Dane on Culture.
Featuring Bjørn Bredal, former culture editor in Politiken, now president of Borup's College in Copenhagen, where half of the students are from other Nordic countries.

Monday, 23 November, 7.00 p.m.: The Swede on Politics.
Featuring Gøran Persson, Sweden's Prime Minister 1996-2006 and party chair for the Swedish Social Democratic Party 1996-2007. Since then, senior adviser for the Nordic consulting company JKL.
Monday, 30 November, 7.00 p.m.: The Norwegian on Industry.
With Anita Krohn Traaseth, Norwegian business executive, author and blogger. CEO of Innovation Norway since 2014.

The moderator is Odd Inge Skjævesland, author and Nordic journalist. 
The lectures are free of charge and open to the public. There will be a debate following the lectures

Videos of all the lectures have now been posted on the Fritt Ord Foundation's YouTube channel. 


Visning av dokumentarfilmen «Angels on Diamond Street» og samtale om sivil ulydighet
There is currently no English translation available for this entry

Time and venue: 28 February 2020, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., at Vega Scene, Hausmanns gate 28, Oslo.

Artistic freedom of expression is often an indicator of exactly where we draw the line in a society. Has the work of Norwegian documentalists become more difficult?

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 2020 Free Media Awards.