Meet Zahra, a mother from Kenya, who is speaking up against punitive drug policies. The video was produced with the support of Drugreporter.
Drug policies are often designed and implemented without and/or against those people who are the most affected by them: people who use drugs. The principle of “nothing about us without us” should be applied to drug policy making and service delivery. Local communities of drug users should be meaningfully involved in drug coordination mechanisms, as well as in health and social care services. We cannot change public attitudes to drugs without making the voice of people who use drugs heard. Drugreporter is a partner and ally of the International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) and its regional chapters. Our Russian and English language video blog, DUnews is run by two drug user activists, Igor and Alex, who film about burning issues affecting drug user communities in the Eastern European and Central Asian region.
Margina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, uses Drugreporter’s short film about their harm reduction service as an advocacy tool. Read about the process, and a review of the film written by a medical student.
A film about people from post-Soviet countries who devoted their lives to activism in the field of harm reduction, but for one reason or another were forced to leave their countries. Watch the film of DU News, member of the Drugreporter video network about BerLUN!
Anyone’s Child campaign gives a voice to families who have been impacted by drug policy. This time to Lugard from Kenya. Watch the short film produced by a member of the Drugreporter video network!
How does the first wave of psychedelic research and science from the 1940s and 50s compare to what is ongoing today worldwide? 2017 saw the biggest international psychedelic conference that has ever taken place. Watch the video produced by the Mexican members of our global video network!
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The Catalonian parliament has recently adopted a new law to regulate the cannabis market. We interviewed Òscar Parés, the deputy director of the International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research & Service to learn more about the cannabis reconquista movement in Spain.
The Indonesian president declared a war on people who use drugs. Community activists responded with a short video, explaining why the hate campaign launched by the government is ineffective and wrong. Please support their fight by watching and sharing this movie!
The Online Video Award for best documentary in Hungary was given to the Rights Reporter Foundation by Kreativ.hu
Today, on the 26th of June, activists from all over the world are taking action against global drug prohibition under the “Support. Don’t Punish” slogan. Please read our interview with the coordinator of the campaign, Jamie Bridge, who is a senior policy and operations manager at the International Drug Policy Consortium!