NJP søker nye fotografer

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Filmvisning: Privacy of Wounds

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Fritt Ord Youth Competition: Drawing as a Form of Expression

Drawing as a form of expression can be simple or complicated; it can be political or just for fun and entertainment. A drawing can unite or tear apart. A drawing can illustrate a moment in time or tell a whole little story, be it fictitious or documentary. We invite you to submit texts, drawings, comic strips and/or media productions that deal with drawing as a form of expression.


Filmvisning: Privacy of Wounds
NJP søker nye fotografer

Norsk dokumentarfotografi

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Fritt Ords seminar for studentaviser 2019: podkast

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The Fritt Ord Foundation and The ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius hereby invite nominations of independent journalists, bloggers, Internet media and newspapers for the 2019 Free Media Awards.

The prizes provide support for journalists and media that report independently and refuse to give up in the face of threats. The media operate under tremendous pressure in many countries in Eastern Europe. With the Free Media Awards, we seek to encourage journalists and media to carry on their work, despite threats and violent oppression, and to contribute to strengthen independent journalism.



Støtte til dokumentarfilm

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Støtte til historiske prosjekter om nordlige minoriteter

The Fritt Ord Foundation has published the list of grants for less than NOK 100 000 that were awarded in December 2018.

Approximately 90 grants are on the list. For example, Orkana Publishing House received support for two book publications that shed light on the history of the minorities in the north. NOK 30 000 was granted for the publication of the texts written by Lars Hætta and Anders Bær, the oldest original literature in the North Sámi language, and NOK 75 000 was earmarked for the translation to Norwegian and publication of the book "The Life of Kvens near the Arctic Ocean" by Samuli Paulaharjus.

Grete Andrea Kvaal received NOK 40 000 for the exhibition "I know all my reindeer", which focuses on the role of women in reindeer husbandry. Kvaal has followed Karen Anna Logje Gaup (picture) through three decades.

Norsk journalistikk desember 2018

A total of 44 grants were awarded in response to applications for more than NOK 100 000 under the scheme 'Norwegian Journalism' in December 2018.

The multinational team of journalists Investigate Europe, represented by the Norwegian member Ingeborg Eliassen, received NOK 600 000 for their work in 2019. The network journalists in the High North, Barents Press, was awarded NOK 150 000 for reporting-related travel and courses for Norwegian and Russian journalists.

The Sámi newspaper Ságat received NOK 100 000 for an investigative project in Finnmark County, while Iyad el-Baghdadi got NOK 160 000 for the "Jamal Khashoggi, Tribute Article Series" in the Washington Post and Aftenposten, among other newspapers. Support was also allocated to investigative projects in the journal Tysnes and the journal Vest-Telemark (NOK 75 000 each).

Støtte til dokumentarfilm

The Fritt Ord Foundation has published the list of grants for more than NOK 100 000 that were awarded in December 2018.

Among the 115 allocations, we find 18 grants for the development and production of documentary films. For example, NOK 200 000 has been allocated to Aldeles AS for the production of Director Lena-Christin Kalle's documentary "Those without legal rights" about the girls reputed to have consorted with the Germans, and their children. Isme Film has received NOK 150 000 for the production of the artistic documentary film "Fallism" directed by Aslaug Aarsæther. The film depicts a student movement in South Africa that is fighting to decolonise the country.

NOK 150 000 was allocated to the Media Operators to develop the film "Breaking the Silence", a co-production with Brook Lapping of the UK and Director Alexander Niakaris. The documentary explores the abuse cases in Tysfjord.



Conversation about "White Right: Meeting the Enemy", by Deeyah Khan Fritt Ord youtube 1.7751479289941 600 338




Status for ytringsfriheten i Norge – Fritt Ords monitorprosjekt

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 Fafo, TNS Gallup and lawyer Jon Wessel-Aas.

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​For quite some time, the Fritt Ord Foundation has had media and journalism as one of its core target areas. In the demanding situation currently being experienced by the media and thereby by the public sphere as a whole, we aspire to do even more to support and promote high-quality journalism in several fields.

The programme 'Quality Journalism in a New Era' ran from 2015 to 2017, awarding 10 million NOK annually.

The programme 'Norwegian Journalism' will run from 2017 to 2020, and award 25 million NOK annually.

Norwegian Journal of Photography

The Norwegian Journal of Photography was established in 2011 to serve as an arena where independent photographers who work in the interface between traditional press photography on the one hand and art photography on the other will be able to present the full scope of their projects. NJP brings together and supports selected Norwegian photographic documentary projects, and the first edition of the book was launched in February 2013.

Fritt Ords studentstipend

In collaboration with a number of Norwegian universities and university colleges, the Fritt Ord Foundation calls for applications for grants for students who are working on master's theses and documentary films in fields such as human rights, journalism, freedom of expression and democracy building. The call for applications is located on the websites of the respective institutions, but feel free to contact Fritt Ord for more information about the grant applicable to you.

Applications should be sent directly to the relevant faculties. Application deadlines vary, but are often set for sometime during the month of October.