Long Term Projects – Fritt Ords Monitor Project

Status of freedom of expression in Norway – the Fritt Ord Foundation's Monitor Project

The project "Status of freedom of expression in Norway – the Fritt Ord Foundation's Monitor Project", is being headed by the Institute for Social Research on commission for the Fritt Ord Foundation. The current partner is the Department of Media and Communication (IMK) at the University of Oslo. Former partners include FafoTNS Gallup and lawyer Jon Wessel-Aas. 

Webpage: ytringsfrihet.no
(Former webpage: www.statusytringsfrihet.no)

New project on the status for freedom of expression in Norway: Public boundaries

Press Release, 29 May 2015


The Fritt Ord Foundation has decided to support the further development of the project "Status of freedom of expression in Norway" for a new period from 2015 to 2017 – this time focusing on the topic "Public boundaries". The project will be headed by the Institute for Social Research in collaboration with Department of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo. 

Under the auspices of the new project, researchers will delve more deeply into the processes by which boundaries are drawn for what can and cannot be said in the public space in Norway. The project will study selected debates in more detail, examining which players participate in and regulate them, as well as which arguments are included and excluded. 

Ny rapport om kunstneres vurdering av ytringsfriheten

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Rapport om pressefrihetens kår i 2014

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Presentation of the final Report on the Status of Freedom of Expression in Norway

Along with partners from the University of Oslo (Dept. of Media and Communication), FAFO, TNS Gallup, and attorney Jon Wessel Aas, ISF's researchers presented their report on "The Status of Freedom of Expression in Norway" today at the closing session of the full-day conference arranged at the House of Literature on the Status of Freedom of Expression in Norway, the Fritt Ord Foundation's monitoring project.

Without the social media, I would not have had the voice I have today

 Seasoned female online debaters claim that one must be thick-skinned and endure unpleasantness if one wants to take part in debates on the social media. Over time, some women become more reticent about utterances they know can be provocative, according to a recent report that is part of the project 'Status of Freedom of Expression in Norway'.