24.10.2018

Fritt Ord Foundation Oxford grant for 2019 awarded to Thea Storøy Elnan

At the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Thea Storøy Elnan will be investigating whether the #metoo campaign has changed the way in which journalists in Norway, Sweden and the UK write about sexual harassment and the victims of abuse. What consequences has the #metoo campaign had on press ethics? How professional are the media in their coverage of incidents of sexual harassment and, in the wake of the campaign, how aware are journalists of the real price people pay when they come forward and talk about such experiences?


Thea Elnan (born 1989) works as a journalist in the cultural affairs section of the daily newspaper Aftenposten. She has a master's degree in political science from the University of Oslo. The grant to study at Oxford is for the period from January to July 2019. 

Read more about The Fritt Ord Journalism Fellowship – In Honour of Preben Munthe. 
 

The Fritt Ord Foundation has now awarded their annual grants to critics. At NOK 200 000 each, the grants should result in a steady stream of reviews during the period from August 2019 to August 2020. The grant scheme was established in 2015, and 11 grants are being awarded this year.

The Fritt Ord Foundation’s project “Islam in Norway” invites the public to a debate meeting about conspiracy theories, including both those about Muslims and those that exist in parts of the Muslim population. The meeting will be held at the House of Literature on Wergelandsveien 29 in Oslo, from 6 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, 13 June 2019.

Wars do not end when the battles subside, but rather live on for the parties involved, in their collective memories and in their literature. War and war events provide input for history writing, debates and fiction.