23.01.2017

Nominations for the Freedom of Expression Foundation Prize 2016

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. 

Nominations for the prize should be submitted to post@frittord.no. The email should be marked: "The Freedom of Expression Foundation Prize 2017". The deadline for nominations is 12 noon on Monday, 23 January.

The Fritt Ord Foundation's Board will review the nominations parallel to considering the Board's own nominations. The nominations will not be made public.
 
The prize is the Fritt Ord Foundation's highest distinction. It consists of the Freedom of Expression Foundation statuette crafted by Nils Aas, and a prize of NOK 400 000. 

A list of former recipients can be found here.

PRESS RELEASE 4 APRIL 2018

The Freedom of Expression (Fritt Ord) Foundation Prize for 2018 goes to the journalists Harald Amdal, Eirik Linaker Berglund, Thor Harald Henriksen and Kenneth Hætta for their trust-based, consequential investigative journalism in the Tysfjord case.

The RSF 2018 Press Freedom Index
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The Fritt Ord announces a call for applications for 10 annual grants of NOK 200 000 each for critics who write for daily or weekly newspapers, or who write reviews for TV/radio. The grants can be awarded to critics who work in any field related to art or culture.