Drug Consumption Rooms

February 2, 2017

"The Drug Consumption Room Can Create New Partnerships" - Interview With Charlotte Mévil-Blanche

The city of Paris has opened its first drug consumption room (DCR) last year, after a long political struggle. We interviewed Charlotte Mévil-Blanche, a volunteer at the Gaia-Paris DCR about their plans.  

September 1, 2016

Harm Reduction: Pragmatism and Radicalism

An interview with Ricardo Fuertes, a young psychologist, about his experiences at working in the harm reduction field in Barcelona and Lisbon.  

August 3, 2016

Largest Drug Consumption Room of the World Opens in Copenhagen

Please watch a photo gallery from the world's largest drug consumption room that was opened yesterday in Copenhagen! 

June 23, 2016

Harm Reduction in Vienna

The reporters of our Russian language video blog, DUnews, visited Vienna in March to find out what Eastern-European and Central-Asian countries can learn from its advanced urban harm reduction system. Read their report and watch their video! 

November 26, 2015

Where Do Poles Inject? - The “Room for Change” Campaign in Poland

Public discussion of harm reduction in Poland - especially the country's attitude to injecting drug users - is stuck in the 1990s. Read what needs to be done, in terms of the realities described by Polish drug policy experts, to save lives and lower the costs of treating users.

November 13, 2015

Decriminalisation Is Not Rocket Science – The UN Must Endorse It!

Criminalising people who use drugs doesn't work, and it harms our society. We congratulate the UN drug agency for having prepared a paper which supports decriminalisation – and we encourage the agency to endorse their own report. Watch our video, to find out more about how the UN paper on decriminalisation was suppressed, and how it was received at the international harm reduction conference!     
 
October 12, 2015

Harm Reduction: Stuck in the Transit Zone

Our new movie provides an insight into the state of harm reduction in Eastern Europe: A struggle for survival in a time of economic austerity.

September 8, 2015

Life After the Closure of the Needle Exchange in Budapest

Last year, Drugreporter gave a detailed account of the attack on harm reduction in Budapest, which resulted in the closure of the two largest needle and syringe programs. This year, we have produced a movie, based on interviews with key professionals and drug users, about what has changed on the streets of the District 8 of Budapest since then. Watch our video with English subtitles! 

September 3, 2015

Drug Consumption Rooms in Barcelona

Watch this inspiring video interview with a Catalan harm reduction activist, about how drug consumption rooms have helped to reduce drug problems in Barcelona!  

July 23, 2015

Drugreporter wins first prize with our movie, "Room in the 8th District"

Our advocacy film has won the award for best documentary at the Kreatív Magazine’s annual webvideo contest.

April 8, 2015

Video Report of the UN Drug Debate

This March, our video advocacy team attended the 58th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, the largest drug policy gathering in the world, to find out how governments and NGOs feel about the prospects of drug policy reform. We produced a series of short thematic videos, to give you an overview of the current state of political debate on the burning issues of international drug control.

February 26, 2015

Drugreporter Annual Report 2014

Films about drug policy reform from New Zealand to Europe, video advocacy trainings, conferences, reports and campaigns about harm reduction, consultation with decision makers at the national and European level - the Drugreporter Team had a very active year in 2014. Please read & download our colorful 2014 Annual Report and learn more! 

December 21, 2014

Harm Reduction: Need for Political Leadership

At the national harm reduction conference in Budapest,  presenters from Greece, Romania and Hungary reported that there are similar problems and challenges in relation to injecting drug use in Southern-Central Europe, but there are huge differences between government responses. Lack of political leadership is leading to growing HIV and hepatitis C infections among drug users all over the region. 

September 1, 2014

THE FUNDING CRISIS FOR HARM REDUCTION: Donor retreat, government neglect and the way forward

Harm Reduction International, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and the International Drug Policy Consortium have launched a ground-breaking study highlighting the funding crisis for harm reduction. Drugreporter filmed the presentation of the new report at the AIDS conference in Melbourne. Watch the very informative and important speeches of Maria Phelan, David Wilson and Tanya Deshko!

August 22, 2014

ROOM IN THE 8th DISTRICT - Campaign Report

Read a report about our campaign for opening supervised injection sites in Budapest - and watch our campaign movie with English subtitles!

April 2, 2014

The Same Old Russian Lies Against Methadone

The occupation of Crimea will have catastrophic consequences on the situation relating to HIV and drug-use

March 31, 2014

Read the 2012 and 2013 HCLU Film Catalogues

In 2012, the HCLU produced 154 movies, of which 76 are foreign-language, and 78 are in Hungarian. In 2013, we produced 64 movies - 16 in Hungarian and 48 in other languages. During those two years, we won five prizes and held five training courses in video advocacy. Browse these two catalogues and open the videos by clicking on the links.

February 13, 2014

AT A CROSSROADS: Will Serbia Fund Harm Reduction Programs to Save Lives?

Serbia is not eligible for any more money from the Global Fund - harm reduction programs are in danger. Our movie gives you a glimpse of the desperate situation of Roma injecting drug users in Belgrade, help us to share the message! 

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