f1.4 Video for Drug Policy Reform Network

The network is a group of video activists engaged in advocating for drug policy reform and harm reduction development all around the world. The network is coordinated by the Rights Reporter Foundation, with the aim of strengthening collaboration and sharing information and resources between members. Some of the network members are people who have been given training in video advocacy by members of the Foundation; others joined the group based on their similar interests and goals. We produce movies together by sharing information and footage. The Rights Reporter Foundation supports its members with funding to produce videos. Currently there are 30 members of the network from 18 countries. For the names of the members see the block on the right. Movies produced by the network members either by our support or in cooperation, can be watched below:
December 21, 2016

“Sport Isn't For Drug Users!”…Or Is It?

Vašek is a drug user; when he was younger, he played football for many years. He had a dream - to have a football cup for drug users. Watch this video of David Pešek from the Czech SANANIM Contact Centre about the Harm Reduction Cup 2016.

November 2, 2016

A DAY IN THE LIFE: The World of Humans Who Use Drugs - Trailer and screening dates!

We proudly present Drugreporter's new feature documentary: A Day in the Life. Produced by drug users and activists, the movie features the different realities of the global war on drugs by guiding us through one day in the life of people who use drugs in seven cities of the world. Watch the new trailer and check out screening dates and news about the film!

September 6, 2016

A Global Conference on Ibogaine

This movie is featuring the Global Ibogaine Conference that was held in Mexico in March, filmed by a member of Drugreporter's new global video network and an alumni of our video advocacy training, Brun Balanced and his peers, Karina Muscarina and Gabriel Amezcua.

June 14, 2016

She Survived, in Spite of Her Treatment

Patients call the Yekaterinburg Hospital, located at 37 Kamskaya Street, the “final journey”. This hospital is for patients with tuberculosis and other severe diagnoses. They usually leave this place in black bags. 

June 7, 2016

Public Debate About Decriminalisation of Drugs in the Czech Republic

A public debate on the possibilities and limits of decriminalisation was organised by SANANIM NGO in the Czech Republic on 1st June. Read this article and watch the video to find out more about the event. 

May 17, 2016

Let Us Live and Save Our Loved Ones

A struggle for making medical cannabis legal in Poland: an article by Iga Jeziorska on our new video produced by Paweł Libera and the Polish Drug Policy Network.

May 2, 2016

Cannabis Reformers in the Serbian Parliament

Medical cannabis activists formed an alliance with a political party, in order to contest the parliamentary elections in Serbia. Read Irena Molnar's report from Belgrade, and watch the video!

November 29, 2015

DYING A SLOW DEATH: Inside Indonesia's Drug War

PKNI and Drugreporter launch their new documentary film in 4 cities across Indonesia ahead of World AIDS Day 2015. Watch and share the film to end the war on drugs in Indonesia!
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.

July 21, 2015

Activists in Indonesia Plan to use Cameras in the Fight Against the Drug War

On 6-10 July, 2015, fifteen activists participated in video advocacy training provided by the HCLU and the Indonesian Drug Users' Network (PKNI) in Jakarta, Indonesia.

April 23, 2015
October 28, 2014

Report of the HCLU-Drugreporter and INPUD Joint training on Video Advocacy

Drug User activists from all around the world gathered in Budapest, to learn how to make movies to advocate for drug policy reform and harm reduction.

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.

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.

May 29, 2012

5 days of HCLU Video Advocacy Training successfully finished!

14 harm reduction and drug policy activists were trained in Budapest by the HCLU. We wish our partner trainees successful use of their newly acquired video advocacy skills in their struggle for human rights and humane drug policies!

September 20, 2011

Young people from Latin America speak out against the war on drugs

This short video was created during the HCLU video advocacy training held prior to the III Latin American and I Mexican Drug Policy Conference that took place in Mexico City, 13-14 September, 2011.