News

October 6, 2014

Turkey’s War on Drugs

The president of Turkey declared a war on drugs - but is it really what his country needs? Read our report from Istanbul! 

October 1, 2014

Sex Workers in New Zealand: The Decriminalisation Model

New Zealand decided to decriminalise sex work in 2003. Please watch our film and learn how sex workers see the impact of this law on their daily lives!

September 30, 2014

Serbian Youth Deserves Proper Party Scene Harm Reduction

Recreational drug use is  common in party settings among Serbian youth– a recent large scale study concluded  - bringing further evidence for the need to make party harm reduction services widely available across the country.

September 20, 2014

Ombudsman Condemns the Closure of Needle Exchange in Budapest

The Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, responding to a complaint submitted by the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU), found that the closure of the largest needle and syringe program in Budapest violated the right to health. The mayor is now accusing the ombudsman of “being controlled by the drug lobby”. 

September 9, 2014

The Swedish Model of Criminalising the Clients of Sex Workers

Our video features an interesting presentation by Pye Jakobsson about the origins of the so called Swedish model, the policy criminalising the clients of sex workers.

September 5, 2014

Females Living With Addiction in Serbia: There Once Was a Girl…

Life can be particularly challenging for girls living with addiction in Serbia. Read the call from our Serbian partner organisations, for a gender-sensitive approach to helping substance users.

September 4, 2014

FOCUSING ON THE HUMAN BEING - Drug Policy in Portuguese-Speaking African Countries

The 1st International Conference on Drug Policies in Portuguese-Speaking African Countries (PALOP) – a pioneering event and the first of a set of meetings – was held on the 15th and 16th of January 2014, in Cape Verde. The Drugreporter's team was invited to film at the event. Read our guest article by Inês Santos of APDES and watch the HCLU's summary movie, or any of the presentations.

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!

August 8, 2014

Drugreporter’s Video Advocacy Training in New Zealand

After the AIDS conference in Melbourne, the New Zealand Drug Foundation invited us to hold a two-day video advocacy workshop in Auckland, New Zealand, and to deliver a presentation in Wellington.

July 31, 2014

Was the Cure for AIDS on the Malaysian Flight?

Drugreporter's new movie, filmed at the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne, explores the most effective tools for ending the HIV epidemic 

July 9, 2014

All You Need to Know About Polish Drug Routes

Poland has recently gone from having a full ban on, and absence of, illicit substances during the Soviet era, to becoming a booming drug user society. Read the Polish drug market analysis from our Polish partner.

June 19, 2014

Hungary Is Facing An HIV Epidemic Among Drug Users

Despite the first HIV transmissions among drug users, the largest Hungarian needle and syringe program has been forced to shut down, because of political attacks

June 12, 2014

Infographic: Poland’s Failed War on Drugs in Numbers

Check out our new infographic on how the war on drugs is failing in Poland. It's both a waste of taxpayer’s money, and a missed opportunity to improve society. In addition, there is no program of targeted education on psychoactive substances and harm reduction throughout Poland - that also has to be changed!

June 3, 2014

Medical Marijuana (no) Precedent in Bulgaria

At the end of March, the court in the Bulgarian city of Lovech found Marin Kalchev not guilty. He is a 31-year-old multiple sclerosis patient, who uses marijuana extract to manage the negative symptoms of his chronic disease.

May 13, 2014

Speech of Grant Hall in Budapest on the Legal Highs Regulation of New Zealand

Grant Hall, director of Star Trust held a presentation at the HCLU - Drugreporter film event in Budapest on 12.05.2014 in Budapest.

May 8, 2014

A FOOT IN THE DOOR: A New Approach to Drugs in New Zealand

There is a growing debate on how to control new psychoactive substances (legal highs) in New Zealand. We traveled there to give you an insight into the innovative policy introduced by the government last year - please watch & share our new movie!

May 8, 2014

PATHWAY TO REFORM - The Conference Videos

New Zealand became a world leader in the development of innovative regulation of new Psychoactive Substances laws in July, 2013. On March 20th, 2014 hosted by The Star Trust, the ‘Pathway for Reform’ conference offered a unique opportunity to hear firsthand how this industry began, how it was regulated and why. You can watch all the full speeches now!

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