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Friheten Oslo.JPG
The editorial offices of Friheten
Type Biweekly newspaper
Owner(s) Norwegian Communist Party
Founded 1941; 76 years ago (1941)
Political alignment Norwegian Communist Party
Language Norwegian
Headquarters Oslo, Norway

Friheten (English: The Freedom) is a biweekly newspaper, published by the Norwegian Communist Party (NKP).

History and profile[edit]

Friheten was founded illegally in 1941 during the German occupation of Norway due to World War II. The founders were the members of the communist wing of the resistance movement.[1] The paper was started as a news sheet by the group and became a regular newspaper with the publication of its first issue on 14 May 1945.[1] After the liberation in 1945 it emerged as the official party newspaper.

It is the last party-dependent newspaper left in Norway. The paper has its headquarters in Oslo.[2]


  1. ^ a b Epp Lauk; Svennik Hoyer (Fall 2008). "Recreating journalism after censorship. Generational shifts and professional ambiguities among journalists after changes in the political systems" (PDF). Central European Journal of Communication. 1 (1). Retrieved 31 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "A Guide to Norwegian Mass Media Statistics". Scandinavian Political Studies. 4. 1969. Retrieved 22 May 2016. 

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