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Presidential Democracy à la Тurca: Unfettered Power

In a controversial referendum in April last year, the Turkish electorate narrowly voted in favour of а transition to the presidential system of government promoted by President Erdoğan. The...

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The Artist and the Tyrant – How to Promote Freedom Through Art?

For centuries, freedom-loving people confined themselves to fight raw power and the abuse of authority either by bloody revolutions or by the pen using words only. The pen can be a powerful means to...

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Erdoğan's Anointment: ‘New Turkey‘ Proclaimed

The Republic of Turkey, almost a hundred years old at the time, underwent an unprecedented historical departure on 9 July 2018, at 15:30 local time: with the inauguration of the former and current...

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EWA East Europe 2018 Graduated Successfully

 EWA East Europe is a state-of-the-art training programme, organized by the European Liberal Forum, supported by the Regional Office of Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) for East and Southeast...

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Presidential Elections: Erdoğan at the Peak of His Power

The presidential and parliamentary elections on 24 June have resulted in a victory for the incumbent, Erdoğan, and the ruling party, the AKP, respectively.  Erdoğan declared himself the winner while...

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Freedom Team: Ela Mikhelson in Focus

Meet the latest member of the Regional Office for FNF East and Southeast Europe - Ela Mikhelson. She is our new Assistant to the Regional Director, Dr. Rainer Adam.  Her favorite freedom quote is by ...

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Nadezhda Mityushkina receives 2018 Boris Nemtsov Prize

Boris Nemtsov, murdered in 2015, was a symbol of hope in Russia. The prize named in his memory was awarded for the third time this year.  This shows that there are still courageous freedom activists...

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Boris Nemtsov Prize 2018

European Women's Academy for Political Leadership and Campaigning 2018

How can aspiring female leaders become more influential politicians? How to empower more women to become more self-confident and better prepared to take high-ranking positions in politics? What can...

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Class 2018 of EWA East Europe

The Feeling of Freedom

“For Freedom's battle once begun, // … // Though baffled oft is ever won.” “Der Freiheit Kampf einmal begonnen // … // wird immer, wenn auch schwer, gewonnen.“ These are the lines Timothy Garton Ash...

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Freedom Speech with Timothy Garton Ash

The Foundation for Freedom Keeps Its Promises

Liberal quotations and visual mementos from 60 years of foundation work are hanging from the ceiling in the huge former factory hall of the STATION Berlin. History meets modernity. To remember the...

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FNF 60th Anniversary