About Us

Norway Today

Norway Today delivers independent and timely reporting on Norway, Scandinavia, and the world to international audiences. By doing so, it aims to provide international readers with valuable insight on all things and issues (primarily but not exclusively) Norwegian, written in the English language. We provide our readers with daily insights on Norwegian, regional, and global politics, business, society, and entertainment. We also publish vivid and engaging visual imagery and video from Norway and abroad.   

Our mission is to provide our readers with an understanding of Norway and Scandinavia’s complexities – wherever the stories take us. We value our editorial independence highly, as we believe that independent reporting is the backbone of a healthy democracy.

Norway Today’s digital media proposition comprises its website, application, and social media platforms. Across these platforms, Norway Today distributes its content, written and curated by local and international journalists and contributors. 

The founder and the team

Norway Today was founded by Tor Ingar Oesterud. Tor worked as a journalist in several newspapers for many years, ensuring that important news reaches the Norwegian people. 

He takes great pride in his work on Norway Today, and his editorial goal is to provide Norway Today’s audiences with exciting, informative, and up-to-date news from Norway and beyond.

The international team behind Norway Today works long hours to ensure that Norway Today’s audiences stay informed on Norway’s latest news. 

Op-Eds and job opportunities 

Do you want to publish an Op-Ed on Norway Today? Are you based in Norway and want to join our team? Feel free to send an e-mail to  robin@norwaytoday.no

Privacy policy and terms of use

Welcome to the web portal of Norway Today’s publishers (hereinafter: NT). NT allows clients, readers, and customers to use the services and content of its web pages under these Terms of Use. The Terms of Use apply to all content and services on domains and subdomains that are owned, co-owned, and/or that are partnered with NT’s publishers (hereinafter referred to as Services and Portals).

By using the Services and Portals, it shall be considered that the users are always aware of these Terms of Use and fully understand and accept them, including the cookie provisions.

Obligations of users using portals and services 

NT does not control the content shared by visitors and cannot guarantee the accuracy, origin, or quality of such content. NT shall not be liable in any way for material or immaterial losses or damages arising from the use of its Portals and Services.

To ensure the free and unhindered use of the Portals and Services, the following practices are strictly prohibited:

  • posting, sending, and sharing content that violates existing Norwegian and/or international laws; content that is offensive, vulgar, threatening, racist, or chauvinistic, and otherwise harmful,
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  • impersonation or representation on behalf of another legal or natural person,
  • manipulating identifiers to conceal the origin of content posted or sent through the Services,
  • knowingly posting, sending, and sharing content containing viruses or similar computer files or programs designed to negatively impact, destroy, or restrict the operation of any computer software and/or hardware and telecommunication equipment,
  • posting, sending, and sharing copyrighted content,
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  • collecting, storing, and publishing personal information of other users.

NT reserves the right, at its sole and complete discretion, to remove any content it considers inappropriate or not complying with these Terms of Use without prior notice. NT reserves the right to terminate a user account without prior notice in the event of unauthorized use or breach of these Terms of Use. By accepting these Terms of Use, the user acknowledges and agrees that the Services and Portals will include advertisements, miscellaneous notices, admin messages, and similar messages.

Copyright

The contents on the Portals and Services are copyrighted. Modifying, borrowing, selling, or distributing such content is only possible with the prior permission of NT or the content owner.

If the user believes that copyright infringement has occurred on the portal, he is obliged to inform NT about it by using the following address: r.i.capar@norwaytoday.info

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The user is obliged to keep the account information secure and private, and is fully responsible for any damage caused by unauthorized use of his/her account. By completing the registration, the user accepts responsibility for all activities caused and rendered using the Services.

NT does not have access to user passwords, challenge questions, and answers. For the sake of identification when providing assistance to users, NT may request the user’s email address.

Privacy protection and data confidentiality 

NT respects the privacy of its users as well as the privacy of other visitors to the site. All registration and other user information is used solely for the purpose for which it was collected.

Under no circumstances will NT make user information available to a third party, unless such obligation is regulated by law.

We use cookies for the sake of a better user experience, enhanced advertisement placement, analytical traffic insights, and for the Portals and Services to operate properly, with all their functionalities.

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Links to other websites

Some of the links on the Portals and Services link to websites and services neither owned nor controlled by NT. NT is not responsible for the contents of and on these pages.

Ads on NT sites 

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Contents of the site

The views expressed in the editorials and comments do not reflect the views of the editorial staff of the portal, i.e. NT, but are the personal views of the authors of each editorial, opinion piece, and commentary.

NT does not own the content posted or shared by visitors on the Portals and Services. NT reserves the right to use some of this content for promotional purposes of the Services within which the content is posted.

NT defines publicly accessible content as all the content available to all visitors of its Portals and Services. All self-submitted materials, in particular photographs, videos, texts, and other similar materials, i.e., other copyrighted works (hereinafter: Materials) may, once or multiple times, without time limit, might be published on NT Portals and Services, but also might not be published on NT Portals and Services. Submitters of Materials accept that no fee will be paid for the submitted Materials. All persons who submit Materials on their own initiative guarantee under full criminal and material responsibility that it represents their sole property and that they claim copyright for the said Materials. NT respects the intellectual property and copyright of others and on that basis asks all those with whom it enters into any relationship regarding the Materials, protected by a positive legal regulation governing the protection of copyright and intellectual property and by self-initiated submission of the material expresses, under full material and criminal responsibility, to agree with the points above.

Changing the contents of the site and services

NT reserves the right to change and suspend (temporarily and/or permanently) any content on the Portals and Services without prior notice. NT is not responsible for any damages resulting from these changes.

Termination and prohibition of the use of the services and sites 

NT reserves the right to terminate or deny users the opportunity to use accounts and/or one or more services for which they are registered, without prior notice and/or explanation.

NT is not responsible for any damage caused by the termination of the user account.

Changes to the terms of use

NT reserves the right to change the Terms of Use at any time and will not be liable for any possible consequences or damages resulting from such changes. Changes enter into force by being posted on NT’s Portals or Services.