The Wall of Shame – Why crack consumption rooms are needed in Paris

By István Gábor Takács | April 28, 2022

In the last 3 decades marginalized people who use crack in Paris have been chased from one public park to the other by the police. Recently the police even built a wall to block the users from the rest of society. This new documentary explores the history of crack in Paris, and amplifies the voices of experts and residents who call for a better solution: safe crack consumption rooms.

NEWS AND FILMS FROM THE FRONTLINE OF THE WAR ON DRUGS SINCE 2004

Drugreporter News | April 2022

By István Gábor Takács | April 24, 2022

n this episode. Ukrainian people who use drugs in danger! The war endangers the future of harm reduction in Russia. Bill to legalise cannabis passes U.S. House. Taliban Poppy Ban Worsens Poverty in Afghanistan, Experts Warn. Amsterdam Mayor Wants To Ban Tourists From Cannabis Coffee Shops. We can produce these videos with your support only!

The Impact of the War on the Prospects for Harm Reduction and Civil Society in Russia

By Péter Sárosi | March 30, 2022

How will the current war affect harm reduction in Russia? We asked two experts, Michail Golichenko and Alexei Lahov, to share with us their prognosis. 

The fruits of our labour: How Drugreporter’s videos were used in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

By István Gábor Takács | March 28, 2022

When shows like Last Week Tonight use our video clips, it reaffirms to us that our efforts are really worth it!

The Narcofeminism Storyshare Model

By István Gábor Takács | March 21, 2022

Watch and listen to womxn who are sharing their stories about pregnancy, parenting and drug use. These stories represent truth and courage and act as a testament to the power of the Narco Feminism story share model. Drugreporter produced this short documentary film together with the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) and the North Carolina Urban Survivors Union (NCUSU).

Harm Reduction During Wartime in Ukraine

By István Gábor Takács | March 11, 2022

An interview with Anton Basenko, chair of the Ukrainian Network of People Who Use Drugs

Russian Harm Reduction NGO Fights Foreign Agent Status – Interview with Alexei Lahov

By Péter Sárosi | February 25, 2022

The Charitable Fund Humanitarian Action in Saint Petersburg is fighting back against the crackdown on harm reduction organisations: a court recently annulled the government decision to include them in the infamous foreign agent list. We interviewed Alexei Lahov, Director of Development of the NGO.

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KOSTYA PROLETARSKY: Our award winning animated documentary movie is based on the original audio recording of Kostya Proletarsky, a drug user and HIV activist who died as a result of mistreatment and torture at a Russian prison. Animation and design by Lili Rontó. Directed and Edited by István Gábor Takács. Narrated by Anya Sarang. Festival appearances, news and resources are available here!

TAKING BACK WHAT’S OURS! AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE WHO USE DRUGS: Drugreporter and INPUD produced this documentary film series that aims to document how the movement of people who use drugs have formed around the world, how they maintain momentum and mobilise, and how they undertake their work and show resilience in a context of criminalisation, marginalisation and oppression.

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A DAY IN THE LIFE: THE WORLD OF HUMANS WHO USE DRUGS The film takes us through one day in the life of eight people, from seven cities, in seven different countries of the world, from morning until night. They all have something in common – all of them use drugs. “The film gives us an astonishingly intimate look at the lives, tribulations and inspiring resilience of drug using human beings.” Gabor Maté M.D.

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DRUG POLICY ADVOCACY IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

The Wall of Shame – Why crack consumption rooms are needed in Paris

By István Gábor Takács | April 28, 2022

In the last 3 decades marginalized people who use crack in Paris have been chased from one public park to the other by the police. Recently the police even built a wall to block the users from the rest of society. This new documentary explores the history of crack in Paris, and amplifies the voices of experts and residents who call for a better solution: safe crack consumption rooms.

The Right to Sit at the Table – The Civil Society Forum on Drugs

By Péter Sárosi | February 16, 2022

We are glad to pesent our new movie on why is it important to involve civil society in drug policy decision making, featuring the members of the EU’s Civil Society Forum on Drugs!

5th European Harm Reduction Conference in Prague, Czechia

By Igor Kuzmenko | December 22, 2021

More than 400 professionals and community activists gathered in Prague to take part in the 5th European Harm Reduction Conference.