Press center: Norwegian Press House

In the days leading up to and during the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian Press House will function as a press center and be open to accredited journalists who want a place to work, and an inspiring environment while they are in Oslo.

 

Location: Skippergata 24, Oslo (just a block away from Oslo’s main street, Karl Johan). 

 

The house will be open on:
8 December from 15:00 to 20:00
9 December from 08:00 to 20:00
10 December from  08:00 to 12:00

 

Eleven companies and organizations in the media industry have their offices in the house. In addition, the Norwegian Press House is also a venue for meetings, get-togethers and conversations on media and journalism in Norway. We offer debates, seminars, lectures and courses on journalism and related issues. 

 

During the “Nobel Peace Prize Week” Norwegian Press House will offer a variety of debates, master classes and courses. Some are open to the public, some are reserved for the press and politicians.

 

Contact: Guro Istad, managing director
[email protected]
mobil: +47 907 95 913

 

 

Nobel Warm Up

The Norwegian Press House invites you to a Nobel “warm up” gathering. Journalists and fact-checkers from different parts of the world share their experiences, followed by an "artist talk" with Magnum photographer Rafal Milach.

 

Skup, Faktisk.no and the Norwegian Institute of Journalism (IJ) organize the Oslo Peace Masterclass for invited and visiting international journalists ahead of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo City Hall. Parts of the masterclass are open to everyone on Thursday 8 December. The seminar is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Both sessions are led by Aftenposten's journalist, Kristoffer Rønneberg.

 

Open event and webinar:

 

1300-1500: Masterclass. The experiences of journalists and fact-checkers around the world. And how to deal with challenges. The session will also be streamed.

 

1500-1530: Break. The bar opens.

 

1530-1600: Artist talk. Magnum photographer Rafal Milach gives an artist talk about being a documentarist vs. an activist, followed by a conversation with Kristoffer Rønneberg. Milach is part of this year's photo exhibition at the Nobel Peace Center.  

 

1600-1800: Social event at the Norwegian Press House. We invite you to pre-Christmas mingling. Open to all.

 

Both the workshop and the seminar will focus on tools and methods for journalists and editors who work under challenging conditions. Examples of tools are fact-checking and verification, document searches, investigations and cross-border collaboration. The Journalism Masterclass aims to make journalism stronger.

 

This year, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to three human rights defenders, Aljes Byalyatski from Belarus, the organization Memorial from Russia and the Center for Civil Liberties in Ukraine. In recognition of their work, and of the role of the press in defending human rights in the three countries, the Oslo Peace Journalism Masaterclass is organized in the days leading up to the award ceremony on Saturday December 10.

 

The Oslo Peace Journalism Masterclass was first organized in connection with the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the two editors Maria Ressa from the Philippines and Dimitrij Muratov from Russia in 2021. See last year´s masterclass here!