Anders Sømme Hammer

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Anders Sømme Hammer (born 20 August 1977) is a Norwegian documentarist and journalist.

He moved to Kabul, Afghanistan in June 2007 to cover the ongoing war. He was a freelancer, but produced for several media outlets. He delivered news and radio and television documentaries for NRK and TV 2, and wrote for national outlets such as Dagbladet, Dagsavisen, Dagens Næringsliv, Morgenbladet, the Norwegian News Agency and Samtiden. In 2010 he released the book Drømmekrigen ("The Dream War") on Aschehoug.[1]

He was named Freelancer of the Year by the Norwegian Union of Journalists in 2010 and received the Fritt Ord Award in 2011.[1]


  1. ^ a b Isungset, Odd; Heftøy, Jens Egil (6 March 2012). "Informanter i burka" (in Norwegian). SKUP. Archived from the original on 13 April 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
Preceded by
Bushra Ishaq
Abid Raja
Recipient of the Fritt Ord Award
Succeeded by
Sara Azmeh Rasmussen