Media on War

Film screenings and debates at the film festival Human Rights Human Wrongs.

In connection with the screenings of the Fritt Ord-supported documentary film Nowhere to Hide, about Iraqi family father and nurse Nori Sharif, Fritt Ord, the Human Rights Human Wrongs Film Festival and Ten Thousand Images invite the public to three debates at Cinemateket:

The struggle for Iraq's future - Wednesday, 15 February, at 7.45 p.m.
Media on War (in English) - Saturday, 18 February, at 6.30 p.m.
How to protect civilians in times of war?-  Saturday, 18 February, at 8 p.m. 

About the event ‘Media on War - On war reporting, propaganda and documentaries’
When covering a war, what is important to convey? What is the purpose of war reporting? Is a film maker better equipped to show us what war is about?
When media companies lack resources to have reporters on the front lines and the time to give us proper analyses, while at the same time fake news and propaganda flourish, who will help us sort out the real stories? How can we get a better understanding of today’s wars? What is important to know? The latest images of a bomb blast, or an understanding of what it is like for the people who are the victims of war?
Zaradasht Ahmed
, film maker and director of the film Nowhere to Hide, which will screen at the festival.
Rula Asad, director of Syrian Female Journalists’ Network.
Fredrik Græsvik, journalist and author with experience of reporting from several conflict areas. He works for TV2.
Moderator: Stig Arild Pettersen, author, freelance journalist and founding partner of the podcast Du Verden!

Time and venue: Saturday 18 February, 6.30 p.m. at Cinemateket. The debate will be held in English. 

The film Nowhere to Hide is scheduled for the following screenings at Human Rights Human Wrongs:

Wednesday, 15 February, 5.30 p.m. at Cinemateket - tickets
Friday, 17 February, 1.00 p.m. at Cinemateket - tickets
Saturday, 18 February, 4.00 p.m. at Cinemateket - tickets 

Read more about the Oslo première here.

About the film festival:
The Human Rights Human Wrongs Film Festival will be arranged from 14 to 19 February, featuring 25 Norwegian and foreign documentary films of current interest. The debates are part of HRHW Live, the segment of the festival programme that includes debates, exhibitions, etc. The full festival programme can be downloaded {file-2}.  

Fritt Ord and the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism invite the public to the launch of the annual media survey entitled Reuters Institute Digital News Report and a debate on confidence in the media, on Monday, 18 June from 5 - 6.30 p.m. at Fritt Ord’s premises at Uranienborgveien 2.

On Tuesday, 29 May at 16.45 pm, the Fritt Ord Foundation, Sparebankstiftelsen DNB and Fondazione CRT will host a session on the role of culture hubs such as literature houses and culture centres. What does it take for a building to become one of the most important venues in a city for exchanging opinions?

On Saturday, 26 May, at the Doc Festival in Fredrikstad, you will have a chance to meet two photographers from the Norwegian Journal of Photography, as well as Gösta Flemming, book editor at the Journal Publishing House.