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25th Anniversary of the Promoting Tolerance Program in Berlin on 15 June

For a quarter of a century the Friedrich Naumann Foundation in cooperation with the American Jewish Committee (AJC) has worked together on the Promoting Tolerance Program.  The Program was...

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A New Security Policy for Eastern Europe?

In its modern history, since the Cold War, Europe has never been more challenged internally and externally to preserve its liberal values, identity, integrity and peace.  And while several years ago...

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Press Freedom Increasingly Under Pressure Worldwide

The renowned non-governmental organisation Reporters Without Borders (RWB) has published its World Press Freedom Index – and, regrettably, the trend from past years has been confirmed: press freedom...

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Not a Bit of Self-Doubt

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan reached his goal: with the approval of a narrow majority, Turkey implemented a system change from a parliamentary democracy to a presidential democracy “a la turca”. According to...

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The Turkish Patient

Now we have it in black and white: The Turkish society is deeply divided! In the historical referendum on the constitutional change, President Erdoğan and his government celebrated a conceivably...

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Meet the inspiring female politicians from the European Women's Academy

European Women's Academy of Political Leadership and Campaigning 2017 (EWA) East Europe 2017 aims to empower women to become more influential politicians. It is organized by the Estonian Development...

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Visit to Turkey of Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger

Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, Board Member of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and former Minister of Justice in Germany, visited Turkey only one month before the important...

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The Exchange Association of the German Book Trade (Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels), together with the German Poets, Essayists, and Novelists Center (PEN) and Reporters without Borders, has...

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Freedom Team Interview: Maia Kobaidze in Focus

Meet a colleague from the Freedom Team from FNF South Caucasus. Since 2 years, Maia Kobaidze has been the Project Coordinator, based in Georgia.  FNF is proud of its individuals, standing up for...

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How to empower women to become more influential in politics?

European Women’s Academy of Political Leadership and Campaigning (“EWA") aims to empower women to become more influential politicians. EWA East Europe 2017 is organized by the Estonian Development...

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