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The most serious stories

With the death of Ståle Eskeland the 26. December 2015, Norway has lost an important alternative voice in foreign and security policy. 

It is possible to protect children from war participation

The recruitment of children and youth from the refugee population in Jordan to the armed conflict in Syria shows some of the special protection needs that are being ...

Chechens gather in protest

For the first time in several years, Chechens gathered to demonstrate in front of the Storting and outside the Russian embassy: "That the regime is getting worse and that Ny Tid and the Norwegian media are now writing about this means that we are gathering," says one of the protesters. 

On the way to genocide?

Norwegian authorities must decide what role they want to play in Burundi: violence is increasing, and trends from the massacres in neighboring Rwanda are repeating. The West is also responsible for increasing ethnic conflicts.

John-Andrew McNeish and others: Contested Powers

Contested Powers, with case studies from Latin America, shows how energy resources and political power are interconnected.

Ta-Nehisi Coates: Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates fills the American dream, showing that individual responsibility helps little in the face of structural racism. 

Understanding Putin's Russia

With the tense situation in Europe and the Middle East, books that increase our understanding of Russia are more important than ever.

When terrorism threatened Europe

The documentary A German Youth tells the story of the Baader-Meinhof group exclusively through archive clips. It does not make the parallels to today's news picture less obvious. 

Bengt Jangfeldts: A Russian History

Ole Robert Sunde follows folk artist Bengt Jangfeldt's futuristic journey along the Soviet 1970 century.

Everyday prevention of radicalization

In the past year, the media image was strongly influenced by issues related to terrorist threats, Norwegian foreign warriors and radicalization. Politicians, government and civil society representatives have ...

What is most important?

Are technological advances linked to ethical advances? What is it that really makes Norway one of the most humanely prominent societies in the world? 

Patrick Cockburn: The Rise of the Islamic State

A book about ISIS that has a military more than a religious focus.

Escande and Cassini: Bienvenue dans le capitalisme 3.0

It is long before the sharing economy gives sounding coins in the common fund.

Movies that speak into the world

The European Film Prize LUX can be interpreted as a propagandistic EU project – but perhaps the prize also contains a way to activate the cinematic arts and increase the chance that the films can contribute to the ongoing social debate.

The violence of silence

Four women are fighting to break the silence of the past in the war-torn country of Chechnya.

Carsten Juhl and others: Je suis Charlie – ainsi suit-il

"War politics and constitutional ethnocracy in Denmark or the Party of Freedom of Expression – which is party to Islam"

Ståle Eskeland – a memory word

Steel Eskeland is dead. Who would dare to ask the most difficult questions now?

John Pilger: A trip from Pol Pot to ISIS

In connection with ISIS's acts of violence in Beirut and Paris, John Pilger gives us an important reminder of what is the root of terrorism – and how to deal with it.

The banks and the state's pyramid scheme

Norges Bank, the Ministry of Finance and the private banks are playing an ingenious game to create money for loans. The problem is that the huge bill is sent in the future.

From Kiev: A new era for Ukraine?

"They were shot like animals," one of the founders of the Euromaidan movement, Olexandra Matviichuk, told Ny Tid. The authorities' strategy was to radicalize those who protested. We are talking about the uprising, the volunteers, the government and Russian propaganda.

Human rights under one roof

What significance does a human rights house have in the conflicts that are currently going on in Ukraine?

The free nature of Allah

Conversation with Shoaib Sultan

Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Strong individuals such as Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey give a softer profile to capitalism – but its ability to create inequality does not disappear for that reason.

Jean-Luc Godard: Introduction to a True History of Cinema and Television

For Jean-Luc Godard, one of the most important things in a film's history is to reflect on the film's unrealized possibilities.

A limited democracy?

The documentary on police treatment of student demonstrations in London paints a frightening picture of both brutality and the use of the justice system to limit freedom of expression. "The development is worrying," says the director.