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The corona crisis: Fritt Ord earmarks an additional MNOK 40 for projects

The virus epidemic has put Norway's cultural life and public discourse in an extremely difficult situation. In response, the Fritt Ord Foundation will be making an extraordinary contribution to projects that can safeguard the spaces for public discourse, develop new arenas for public discourse and help promote dynamic, vital public discourse.

Første tildelinger klare fra Fritt Ords krisebevilgninger

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​The Fritt Ord Foundation announces a call for applications for 10 annual grants of NOK 200 000 each for critics who write for Norwegian daily or weekly newspapers, or who write reviews for TV/radio.

Koronasituasjonen: Bevilgninger til tiltak som blir avlyst/utsatt

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1200 søknader til Fritt Ords koronautlysning

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Støtte til mindre søknadssaker i Fritt Ords koronautlysning, mai 2020

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Støtte til utvikling av dokumentarfilm

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Kinopremiere på dokumentarfilmen «Alt det jeg er» 6. mars.

The documentary film "All that I am" tells what it is like for a young adult to live with the trauma of sexual assault during childhood. The film will have its première at Vika Cinema at 6 p.m. on 6 March 2020. Prior to the screening, Solveig Ude, public health nurse with many years' experience from the Alna district in Oslo, and Citizen of the Year in Oslo in 2016.

Støtte til bokprosjekter

The list has now been published of the Fritt Ord Foundation's grants for less than NOK 100 000 awarded in February 2020.

There are more than 100 projects on the list, including roughly 35 grants for manuscript development and the publication of books. Anders Nordmo Kvammen has received NOK 75 000 to work on the graphic novel "Job". Fritt Ord had previously allocated NOK 30 000 to No Comprendo Press in printing support for the book.

Det Norske Samlaget Publishing House has been granted NOK 20 000 for the publication of Ellen Kristvik's book "Memorandum at the abyss" about the loss of a daughter, while Hilde Kvalvaag received NOK 50 000 for manuscript development of the book "Mare Incognitum" on a similar topic.







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.