In order to raise public awareness of effective overdose-death prevention methods, activists set up an unofficial drug consumption room in the middle of Helsinki.
A World Tired of Drug Prohibition: Impressions at the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs
The Drugreporter team attended this year’s 66th session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), the largest annual global meeting on drug policies. This is a preliminary written report with some personal impressions – the videos are coming soon. The article has French and Russian translation!
Homage to Catalonia: Cannabis Social Clubs
“The essence of the cannabis social club model is sharing,” explained a cannabis activist to a group of international professionals, who came to Barcelona to study the pioneering cannabis policies of Catalonia.
Fixpunkt Berlin: Supporting People Who Use Drugs in Berlin
A harm reduction organisation is on the frontline of helping those marginalised people who use cocaine and heroin on the streets – Read our report from Berlin and watch our short film about the drug consumption van by Fixpunkt!
Stop Blaming Cocaine Users for the Harms of Bad Drug Policies
The EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson accused cocaine users of being responsible for the death of an 11 year old girl who was caught in a shooting by drug traffickers. But the real culprit is the current drug control system that maximises harm by sweeping cocaine under the rug.
The Italian Anti-Rave Law Violates Human Rights – Interview with Susanna Ronconi
A new law, that came into effect in December, criminalised “illegal rave parties” in Italy. We interviewed Susanna Ronconi from Forum Droghe, an organisation that opposes the law on human rights and public health grounds.
40 Years in the Frontlines of Harm Reduction in Ireland – Interview with Tony Duffin
Ana Liffey Drug Project is a leading harm reduction NGO in Ireland. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the organisation, we interviewed its CEO, Tony Duffin, about recent developments in harm reduction and drug policy reform in the country.
Ayahuasca Must be Shared with Respect and Responsibility – Interview with Karolina Kordys
Jaroslaw and Karolina Kordys were sentenced to 8 years in prison for leading ayahuasca ceremonies in the Czech Republic – but the president of the republic has announced that he will pardon them. We interviewed Karolina to mark this occasion.
Harm Reduction in Athens – With the Eye of an Outsider
Seven years after our last visit, we returned to Athens to film about harm reduction in Greece, with a special focus on the first drug consumption room. Read our article and watch the movie we produced!
How Will Czechia Legalise Cannabis?
The Czech Republic is the first country in Central-Eastern Europe that announced to make the non-medical use of cannabis legal. In this episode of Drugreporter Café, we present an interview with Jindrich Voboril, the National Drug Coordinator, who explained us how they will regulate the legal market.