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Human Rights Index 2019 is out!

The new edition of the Human Rights Index is out! The Human Rights Index (HRI), the newly crafted tool by the Freedom Barometer Index and FNF East and Southeast Europe, that gives an overview of the...

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Human Rights Index

Prisoners of Conscience: Political Prisoners from East and Southeast Europe

Every year hundreds of people around the world are wrongfully imprisoned for no other reason than being critical of those in power. In some countries such as Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Russia, human...

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Prisoners of Conscience

Surveys Show: Almost Half of the Turks Consider Germany a Threat

Surveys provide insights into the prevailing mood in Turkey. According to the polls, Turks continue to support the policies of their President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and abroad they make enemies above...

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germany and turkey

Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger: "How are small children supposed to survive this?"

Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger shares her first-hand impressions of the refugee situation in Lesbos after a visit on the ground. 

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refugee children

Freedom Team Interview: Karolin Pscheidt

Meet Karolin Pscheidt, the great intern we had in the last 4 months in Sofia. Her favorite freedom quote is from Nina Simone ''I’ll tell you what Freedom is to me. No fear.''. Read now the next...

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Karolin Pscheidt

Croatia: Great Ambition and Many Missed Opportunities

Croatia takes over the EU Council Presidency for the first time in 2020. The government wants to push ahead with European financial planning and accession to the Schengen area. However, in view of...

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Ursula von der Leyen praises Croatia

Always Keep in Touch: Interview with Horst Teltschik

At the time of reunification, Horst Teltschik was one of the most influential figures of German unity as Deputy Head of the Chancellery of Helmut Kohl (CDU). He is one of the experts on German...

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Horst Teltschik

Future of Freedom Kyiv Interviews

Conference Video Please find below the conference video for overall impressions from the conference, the participants, the format. 

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Future of Freedom Consultation Kyiv 2019

Prisoner of Conscience: Nazli Ilicak

Nazli Ilicak, a veteran Turkish journalist, writer, and politician, has been behind bars since 2016. Along with Ahmet Altan and other Turkish journalists, they were accused of aiding the movement of...

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nazli ilicak

Prisoner of Conscience: Ahmet Altan

“I will never see the world again. I will never see a sky unframed by the walls of a courtyard,” writes Ahmet Altan, a journalist and best-selling novelist from Turkey, in his latest book, which he...

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ahmet altan