IFEX member Gulf Centre for Human Rights leads a joint letter criticising the fact that an award has been given to the Bahraini prime minister by Norway’s 14th August Committee, despite his presiding over numerous human rights violations in Bahrain.
Banning of iconic image that helped turn American public opinion against Vietnam War in 1970s raises serious questions about Facebook’s status as the news gatekeeper of the digital age.
The Board of Norwegian PEN strongly urges the Norwegian government to meet with the Dalai Lama during his visit to the country in May, and to not set business interests ahead of human rights.
In a letter to Norway’s Minister of Justice, Norwegian PEN expresses its support for American whistleblower Edward Snowden’s asylum application to Norway.
Norwegian PEN condemns the arrest of Maria Amelie and fears she is being targeted by authorities because of her outspoken defence of asylum seekers’ rights in Norway.
The Norwegian Publishers Association is offering the reward following the reopening of the investigation into the 1993 shooting of William Nygaard.
(IFJ/IFEX) – The following is a media release of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), an IFJ regional group: European Journalists to Seek Quality Assurance as Orkla Media Network is Sold The European Federation of Journalists, which represents more than 260,000 across Europe, plans to seek assurances from the new owners of the Norwegian media […]
(RSF/IFEX) – RSF is very concerned about the incitement and other threats against Oslo-based independent Tamil journalist Sethurupan Nadarajah. Fearing for his and his wife’s safety, the journalist appealed to RSF for assistance. The organisation has been able to confirm both the truth and the gravity of his claims. For the past six months, Sethurupan […]
Israeli writer and nuclear physicist Mordechai Vanunu nominated as new City of Asylum writer in Kristiansand
(PEN/IFEX) – The following is a 19 April 2005 Norwegian PEN press release: Mordechai Vanunu welcomed as the new City of Asylum writer in Kristiansand The board of Norwegian PEN has nominated Israeli writer and nuclear physicist Mordechai Vanunu as new City of Asylum writer in Kristiansand, Norway. The board of Norwegian PEN has nominated […]
(PEN/IFEX) – The following is a Norwegian PEN press release: Xpress – the new Stavanger Center for Cities of Asylum On March 14, the Norwegian city of Stavanger is once again promoting the importance of Freedom of Expression through the launching of Xpress, the Norwegian center for FOE and the cities of asylum. Stavanger became […]
(NFFE/IFEX) – The following is an 8 June 2000 NFFE press release: Norwegian authorities take weak attitude towards human rights in Turkey The Norwegian Forum for Freedom of Expression (NFFE), The Norwegian Helsinki Committee and Norwegian Council of Religious and Humanist Communities regret the fact that the Norwegian government and Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg did […]
(NFFE/IFEX) – The following is an NFFE press release: PRESS RELEASE The Norwegian Forum for Freedom of Expression (NFFE) praises the work of the Norwegian Governmental Commission on Freedom of Expression, appointed by Royal Decree of 23 August 1996, who put forward its proposed amendments to Article 100 of the Norwegian Constitution yesterday. However, NFFE […]