The Maternity Hospital as a Place of Punishment.

By Igor Kuzmenko | January 27, 2022

Pregnancy and the birth of a child is a bright, big, and important event. It’s about the laws of the universe and love. But, in the opinion of many medical professionals, women living with drug addiction in Ukraine have no right to it. If you choose to inject, you deserve to die.

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

Winners of the #Morethan Video Contest

By Péter Sárosi | January 10, 2022

The International Network of People Who Use Drugs and Drugreporter are glad to announce the winners of the #Morethan video contest!

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. 

How Will Germany Regulate the Legal Cannabis Market?

By István Gábor Takács | December 20, 2021

The new German coalition government has announced its intention to legalise the use of cannabis and to create a strict regulatory system for the recreational cannabis market. There are few details known about how this system will operate in reality. We interviewed Georg Wurth, the chairman of the German Cannabis Association, to gain some insight into the political process.

Drugreporter News | December 2021

By István Gábor Takács | December 14, 2021

Drug policy news from around the world!

The award winning animated documentary Kostya Proletarsky is now available online!

By István Gábor Takács | December 1, 2021

The animated documentary is based on the true story of Kostya Proletarsky, a drug user and HIV activist who died as a result of mistreatment and torture at a Russian prison. The animation features original audio interviews with Kostya and his mother Irina, and aims to commemorate Kostya and many others who have not survived prisons around the world. 

Opioid agonist treatment shortage in Lebanon – Call for support!

By István Gábor Takács | November 19, 2021

Organisations in Lebanon providing Opioid Agonist Treatment ask for international help to maintain the programs. Watch our short video and take action!

MONTHLY DRUG POLICY NEWS UPDATE

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COVID-19 HARM REDUCTION UPDATE

In this section Drugreporter provides regular updates about resources and news on how harm reduction service providers respond to the COVID-19 Epidemic.

VIDEO ADVOCACY FOR DRUG POLICY REFORM

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Our Just Say Know video series aim to educate the public about drugs, drug polices and harm reduction in a simple, easy-to-understand way, using the power of video advocacy and social media networks.

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.

DRUG USERS NEWS: Russian language videos on drug policy, harm reduction and human rights.

DRUGREPORTER VIDEO ADVOCACY NETWORK: Browse videos produced by members of our activist videographer network, from all around the world! Most of our members are alumni of our video advocacy and media training sessions.

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.

NONEXISTENT? WE EXIST: A documentary on the inspiring efforts of communities working on the streets of Russia to try and halt the HIV epidemic.

DRUG POLICY ADVOCACY IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

The EESC Calls for Drug Policy Reform in the EU

By Péter Sárosi | December 14, 2020

The new opinion paper adopted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) calls for less law enforcement and more health and human rights in the new EU Drugs Strategy.

Meaningful Civil Society Involvement in the Area of Drug Policy in Europe – Literature Review

By Péter Sárosi | November 23, 2020

The thematic working group on civil society involvement of the Civil Society Forum on Drugs, an expert group of the EU Commission, conducted this review of literature on meaningful civil society involvement in the field of drug policy.

Civil Society Identifies Huge Gaps to Be Bridged in Implementing the EU Action Plan on Drugs

By Péter Sárosi | December 12, 2018

In its new report, the EU Civil Society Forum on Drugs (CSFD) urges member states and EU institutions to fulfill their commitments and bridge the gaps in providing access to and improving quality of prevention, treatment and harm reduction services.