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“I will come back one day”

The refugee route is not just the fate of Syrian refugees. In recent years, more and more journalists from Turkey have been trying to flee to Europe via Greece. What drives them to follow this...

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Cagdas Kaplan upon his arrival in Athens.

Freedom of Speech Award of Deutsche Welle

The prize, which has been awarded to people or initiatives committed to human rights and freedom of the press since 2015, went to 17 journalists from 14 different countries this year. Honored were...

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DW Freedom of Speech Award

One Day of Pride

While a legal protection framework for LGBTI communities is in place in Georgia, Serbia and Bulgaria, the implementation of these laws remains relatively weak, which leads to a lack of social...

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One Day of Pride

Press Freedom in East and Southeast Europe

The organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has published its ranking of press freedom this year - unfortunately with not too many positive results, neither for the world in general, nor for the...

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Teo Georgiev for Fine Acts

Let’s Get Back to the Market Economy as Quickly as Possible

The state is taking over the lead in the economy at a breath-taking pace. First, it paralyzed business activities. Then, it launched a huge economic support program. This is a dangerous path we need...

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Globalization is not the Problem, it’s the Solution!

In times of the corona crisis, we should call for more political, economic and scientific cooperation.  Find out the analysis of Prof. Karl-Heinz Paqué, Chairman of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation...

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Prof. Karl-Heinz Paqué, Chairman of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF)

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

A human tragedy is unfolding at the Turkish-Greek border. While Erdoğan, the President of Turkey, is waving refugees through to Europe, the European Union is failing to come up with a humane solution...

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refugee children

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