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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

Frames for Freedom

The very fact that autocrats around the world so vigorously suppress artists from expressing themselves and criticizing authority is proof that art is feared by tyrants and, consequently, must be an...

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Frames for Freedom

Prisoner of Conscience: Nazli Ilicak

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

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nazli ilicak

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: 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

Prisoner of Conscience: Roman Sushchenko

In 2016 Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko travelled from Paris to Moscow on a private visit. However, Russian authorities arrested him on suspicion of espionage. They did not inform Sushchenko’s...

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roman sushchenko

Prisoner of Conscience: Anastasia Shevchenko

In January 2019 Anastasia Shevchenko, a Russian activist, was put under house arrest, the first person to face criminal prosecution under the so-called “undesirable organizations” law. The...

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Anastasia Shevchenko