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Nytt samarbeid om faktasjekking

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Støtte til dokumentarfilm

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Dokumentarfilmen “69 minutter av 86 dager” - visninger og debatt

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Utstilling - The Internet Warriors

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The Fritt Ord-supported documentary film Sealers is about the last seal hunters in Norway. After 200 years of Norwegian sealing, the Government banned the practice in 2015. After that time, there were to be no more subsidies for hunting seals. The film follows Captain Bjørne and his crew on the vessel Havsel on its voyage to the sealing grounds west of Norway, in what may possibly have been Norway's last seal-hunting season.

The film received kudos at the prestigious IDFA Festival in Amsterdam in November and it won the Audience's Award at the Tromsø International Film Festival in January. The film will have a festive première at the Saga Cinema in Oslo on Tuesday, 14 March, at 6 p.m. After the screening, there will be a meeting with seal hunters and directors Trude Berge Ottersen and Gry Elisabeth Mortensen

The Fritt Ord Foundation provided NOK 250 000 in support for Sealers.

Støtte til utstillingen “The Internet Warriors”

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Støtte til internasjonale medieundersøkelser

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Dokumentarfilmen ‘Ambulansen’ på NRK2

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A list has now been published of the minor grants awarded by the Fritt Ord Foundation in December 2016.

Among many other projects, grants were awarded for manuscript development and the publication of nearly 30 non-fiction books. For example, the publishing house Res Publica has received NOK 20 000 in printing support for Are Tågvold Flaten's book "The Circus: Clinton, Trump and the Ultimate Election Campaign". The book will be launched at an event under the auspices of the Agenda Think Tank and Res Publica at the House of Culture in Oslo at 7.30 p.m. on 19 January. Fritt Ord previously allocated NOK 50 000 for Flaten's work with this book.

Støtte til samisk kunst

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Director Zaradasht Ahmed's film ‘Nowhere to Hide’ has won the prize for best cinema documentary at IDFA, the world's largest documentary film festival. Among other things, ‘Nowhere to Hide’ addresses the development of Iraq from the American retreat in 2011 and up to the time that the film's protagonist, the nurse Nori Sharif, had to flee from IS some years later.

A list has now been published of the grants awarded by the Fritt Ord Foundation in November.

Among the roughly 80 allocations, we find five journals. WUXIA Journal of Film Culture received NOK 20 000 for its final issue in 2016, while Bok & samfunn received NOK 50 000 for a special issue on Norwegian factual prose. Patetiske Produkter received NOK 15 000 for the publication of NO Kulturmagazinet/Nye Oppstøt # 17, and Fanfare got NOK 50 000 for its 2017 publications. Mellom, a journal about translation and translated literature, received an allocation of NOK 30 000 for 2017.