The Hypocrisy of Shaming the Finnish Prime Minister

By Péter Sárosi | August 19, 2022

There has been a media outcry about a leaked video in which the Finnish Prime Minister is partying with her friends. She is now accused of using cocaine. This whole scandal is a textbook example of what’s wrong with our attitudes to young people and drugs.

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Drugreporter News | 2022 August

By István Gábor Takács | August 15, 2022

Drug policy news from around the world! In this episode: Brittney Griner Is Sentenced to 9 Years in a Russian Penal Colony. Colombia’s first leftist president says war on drugs has failed. Joint Statement of Three EU Ministers on Cannabis Reform. Civil Society Demands Balanced EU Funding for Drug Policies. New Drug Decriminalisation E-Course.

Civil Society Demands Balanced EU Funding for Drug Policies

By Péter Sárosi | July 28, 2022

Civil society organisations sent an open letter to the EU Commission to criticise the new call for drug policy grant proposals that almost only focuses on law enforcement and excludes harm reduction.

Alternatives to Criminal Sanctions for Drug Offenders in Hungary: A Short Overview

By Péter Sárosi | July 11, 2022

This brief overview of the Hungarian system of diversion from the criminal justice system (elterelés) was prepared and submitted to contribute to the assessment of the European Commission on alternatives to criminal sanctions for drug offenders in Europe (PDF).

Drugs Don’t Kill: Bad Drug Policies Do

By Péter Sárosi | July 4, 2022

“Drugs can kill” – This is how the preface of the newly published World Drug Report, written by the director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime – the Egyptian Ghada Waly – begins. But is it drugs or bad drug policies that kill people?

SWIT Animated Video Digest

By István Gábor Takács | June 14, 2022

Drugreporter and SWAN – The Sex Workers’ Rights Advocacy Network (SWAN) co-produced this new animated series, based on the 6 chapters of “SWIT, The Sex Worker Implementation Tool.”

LEt’s Talk about drugs – new MEthods of communication with youth (LET ME)

By István Gábor Takács | June 13, 2022

This short video summarises the activities of the “LET ME” Erasmus+ project.

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The Hypocrisy of Shaming the Finnish Prime Minister

By Péter Sárosi | August 19, 2022

There has been a media outcry about a leaked video in which the Finnish Prime Minister is partying with her friends. She is now accused of using cocaine. This whole scandal is a textbook example of what’s wrong with our attitudes to young people and drugs.

Civil Society Demands Balanced EU Funding for Drug Policies

By Péter Sárosi | July 28, 2022

Civil society organisations sent an open letter to the EU Commission to criticise the new call for drug policy grant proposals that almost only focuses on law enforcement and excludes harm reduction.

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.