Prizes – The Freedom of Expression Tribute


The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2018
Simon Malkenes
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2017
Leo Ajkic
"The Shameless Girls", represented by three of them, Amina Bile, Nancy Herz and Sofia Srour
Kristin Clemet
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2016
Loveleen Rihel Brenna
Walid al-Kubaisi
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2013
Per Edgar Kokkvold and Nils E. Øy
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2012
Nina Johnsrud
Raya Bielenberg, Jahn Otto Johansen and Anne-Stine Johnsbråten
Simon Flem Devold
Louiza Louhibi
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2011
​Odd S. Lovoll
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2010
Harald Eia
Dag Olav Hessen
Bjørn Roar Vassnes
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2009
Else Michelet
Erik Fosse og Mads Gilbert
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2008
Arnhild Lauveng
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2007
Janet Garton og Ljubiša Rajić
Ebba Haslund
Sissel Benneche Osvold
Niels Christian Geelmuyden
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2006
Tom Martinsen
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2005
Trygve Refsdal and Hermund Slaattelid
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2004
Kristian Ottosen
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2003
Kristian Ottosen
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2002
Ottar Brox
Åge Hovengen
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2001
Åsne Seierstad
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2000
Tor Bomann Larsen, Hans Fredrik Dahl, Geir Hestmark, Geir Kjetsaa and Torill Steinfeld
Jan Otto Hauge, Reidar Hirsti, Ivan Kristoffersen and Arve Solstad
Kadra
The Freedom of Expression 1979–1999

The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2018
Simon Malkenes
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2017
Leo Ajkic
"The Shameless Girls", represented by three of them, Amina Bile, Nancy Herz and Sofia Srour
Kristin Clemet
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2016
Loveleen Rihel Brenna
Walid al-Kubaisi
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2013
Per Edgar Kokkvold and Nils E. Øy
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2012
Nina Johnsrud
Raya Bielenberg, Jahn Otto Johansen and Anne-Stine Johnsbråten
Simon Flem Devold
Louiza Louhibi
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2011
​Odd S. Lovoll
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2010
Harald Eia
Dag Olav Hessen
Bjørn Roar Vassnes
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2009
Else Michelet
Erik Fosse og Mads Gilbert
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2008
Arnhild Lauveng
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2007
Janet Garton og Ljubiša Rajić
Ebba Haslund
Sissel Benneche Osvold
Niels Christian Geelmuyden
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2006
Tom Martinsen
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2005
Trygve Refsdal and Hermund Slaattelid
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2004
Kristian Ottosen
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2003
Kristian Ottosen
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2002
Ottar Brox
Åge Hovengen
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2001
Åsne Seierstad
The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2000
Tor Bomann Larsen, Hans Fredrik Dahl, Geir Hestmark, Geir Kjetsaa and Torill Steinfeld
Jan Otto Hauge, Reidar Hirsti, Ivan Kristoffersen and Arve Solstad
Kadra
The Freedom of Expression 1979–1999

The Freedom of Expression Tribute 2010

Harald Eia
Dag Olav Hessen
Bjørn Roar Vassnes

Harald Eia
Harald Eia for, through the programme Brainwash, having precipitated one of the most heated debates on research in recent times.

Dag Olav Hessen for, in an engaging manner, having conveyed scientific insight and making well-grounded contributions to the public debate.

Bjørn Roar Vassnes for his all-round, critical and independent contributions to the communication of scientific knowledge and debate. Press Release: Wednesday, 8 December 2010

The Fritt Ord Foundation Tribute acknowledges remarkable efforts to promote free speech, often in connection with current events. The tribute is accompanied by NOK 100 000 to each recipient. The Fritt Ord Foundation's Board has resolved to award the following tributes:

Harald Eia is awarded the Fritt Ord Foundation Tribute for, through the programme Brainwash, having precipitated one of the most heated debates on research in recent times.

Dag Olav Hessen is awarded the Fritt Ord Foundation Tribute for, in an engaging manner, having conveyed scientific insight and making well-grounded contributions to the public debate.

Bjørn Roar Vassnes is awarded the Fritt Ord Foundation Tribute for his all-round, critical and independent contributions to the communication of scientific knowledge and debate.

Harald Eia is awarded the Fritt Ord Foundation Tribute for, through the programme Brainwash, having precipitated one of the most heated debates on research in recent times.
The popular science TV series Brainwash, focusing on biology and society(broadcast on NRK in the spring of 2010) addressed controversial issues about, among other things, gender, sex and race. Although Eia's journalistic methods have been subject to criticism, the series sparked growing interest in the correlation between nature and nurture, and promoted academic criticism and a renewed dialogue about traditions from different academic disciplines.

Dag Olav Hessen is awarded the Fritt Ord Foundation Tribute for, in an engaging manner, having conveyed scientific insight and making well-grounded contributions to the public debate.
Dag Hessen is a professor of Biology at the University of Oslo, and is affiliated with the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis. Hessen has published a large number of books that are very strong academically. He has served as a scientific expert in several media in an outstanding manner.

Bjørn Roar Vassnes is awarded the Fritt Ord Foundation Tribute for his all-round, critical and independent contributions to the communication of scientific knowledge and debate.
Bjørn Vassnes has, as a science journalist, been innovative in several areas of communication. He helped start the popular TV programme "Schrödingers cat" on NRK and, through a series of books and articles, he has helped promote scientific themes across disciplinary divides.

The Tributes will be presented at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, 14 December 2010, in the Fritt Ord Foundation's premises at Uranienborgveien 2 in Oslo.

In the field of science, the Fritt Ord Foundation is cooperating with the University of Oslo Library on a new Mathematics and Natural Science Library and the Science Debate programme.