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!

April 30, 2014

Roma Girls, Drug Users in Serbia - locked into a repeating cycle of risks

Young Roma people in Serbia are particularly severely affected by the increase in use of traditional psychoactive substances, such as cannabis, inhalants (glue and solvents), heroin and alcohol. EDPI’s local partner, the NGO 'Re Generation', argues that these young people - a high proportion of whom live and work on the streets - are in need of special care.

April 22, 2014

Media Reports from the High-level UN Meeting on Drugs

HCLU's European Drug Policy Initiative this year took the form of grant-aiding a group of European journalists to cover on location the high-level meeting of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna.

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.

March 28, 2014

The Role of Heroin in Serbian History

Whether it was transporting silk, spices, tobacco, or opium, for centuries, the Silk Road from the Far East towards European countries passed through Serbia. Read how heroin permeated the country and made the region a transport hub for illicit substances.

March 21, 2014

Will this be a good year for Portuguese Harm Reduction?

Around seventy experts met under the flag of the Portuguese National Harm Reduction Network to discuss the state of Harm Reduction in Portugal.