Exhibition marks the work of the press at Parliament over 100 years

Parliament.StortingetNorway.Oslo.Parliament(Stortinget).Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

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This summer, a photo exhibition outside Parliament will show the press’s presence in the national assembly from 1920 to 2020.

This year marks a hundred years since journalists have been covering politics at Parliament and formed their own association – Parliament press office. The exhibition shows the work of the lodge for decades.

“Freedom of the press is a fundamental right and an essential prerequisite for a functioning democracy. The fact that the press has good working conditions in Parliament is important for both politicians, the press and for the citizens,” says parliamentary president Tone W. Trøen about the exhibition.

Since the first parliamentary report was printed in Morgenbladet in 1821, the press has reported from Parliament. In 1920 a separate association was formed, and today the Parliament’s press lodge consists of members from over 50 media companies.

The exhibition at Eidsvolls Square lasts throughout the summer.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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