Lansering av dokumentarfilmen “En gave fra Gud”

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Next application Deadline

20 September, 3 p.m.(Journalism applications only)
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Frilanskonferansen 2019 - lansering av ny studie om norske mediefrilansere

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The Fritt Ord Journalism Fellowship

We are pleased to announce the call for applications for the Fritt Ord Journalism Fellowship for journalists funded by the Fritt Ord Foundation. This gives an unique opportunity for Norwegian journalists to benefit from a funded fellowship at the University of Oxford, commencing in January 2020. Application deadline: Wednesday 25 September 2019, at noon.

The Journalism Fellowship Programme at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism is aimed at journalists with suitable experience from around the world whose professional work would be enhanced by a period of reflection, research and intellectual exchange with other journalists in Oxford. The Fellowship Programme has run for over 35 years and has a network of over 500 alumni from 93 countries.


Frilanskonferansen 2019 - lansering av ny studie om norske mediefrilansere

Fritt Ords Honnør til Hans Fredrik Dahl

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The Fritt Ord Foundation is allocating up to MNOK 25 annually for four years for journalistic projects. The MNOK 100 initiative is entitled Norwegian Journalism.

The call for applications has six deadlines for applications during the year. The next deadline is 10 May 2019, at 3 p.m. Applications should be submitted to the Fritt Ord Foundation's application centre.
The Norwegian Journal of Photography will be the focal point of the autumn's premier photography exhibition at the Henie Onstad Art Centre. 23 August 2019 will mark the opening of the exhibition "Norwegian Documentary Photography", featuring works by all the photographers who have taken part in the four volumes of NJP.

Freedom of expression, current events and photography in the interface between art and documentary will be the focal points of the autumn's exhibition at the Henie Onstad Art Centre.



Festivaler i september 2019

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Støtte til dokumentarfilm

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«Alt det jeg er» på Arendalsuka

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To Emmy-nominasjoner til «Nowhere to Hide»

Director Zaradasht M. Hairan's film "Nowhere to hide" has been nominated for Emmy awards in the categories 'Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary' and 'Best Documentary'. The Fritt Ord Foundation congratulates the nominee most sincerely!

"Nowhere to hide" addresses developments in Iraq after the American withdrawal in 2011. The film's protagonist is nurse and father-of-four Nori Sharif, who lives and works in Jalawla. The region becomes increasingly unstable over the years, and when IS attacks the hospital where he works, he and his family have no choice but to flee.

The film was produced by Mette Cheng Munthe-Kaas. Director Zaradasht M. Hairan has previously directed the films "The Road to Diyarbekir" (2011) and "Fata Morgana" (2013).

The Fritt Ord Foundation has provided a total of NOK 450 000 in support for the development and production of the film.



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.