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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.

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The Human Rights Costs of the War on Drugs

World renowned experts explain the most serious problems with the drug war in only 8 minutes!

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Drugreporter News | 2022 August

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.

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Harm Reduction During Wartime in Ukraine

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

This 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. But these people are not defined by their drug use.

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

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.

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.

The Narcofeminism Storyshare Model

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).

NONEXISTENT? WE EXIST!

The documentary tells the story of how the members of the most vulnerable communities affected by the HIV epidemic, such as drug users, sex workers, and LGBTQ people, struggle for survival and dignity in a hostile cultural and political environment. Through their eyes, it shows the successes and challenges civil society organisations face when they implement HIV prevention, treatment, and care services in 7 Russian cities: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Naberezhnye Chelny, Almetyevsk, Kazan and Kaliningrad.

Our award winning animated documentary 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. The hand drawn animation film was awarded the Best Short Documentary award at the Madrid Film and Human Rights Festival and the Best Documentary award of the 65th Hungarian National Independent Film festival in 2020. Click here for the official web page.

...our most popular short docs:

Metzineres: From Survival to Fighting Back

Metzineres provides a safe haven for womxn who use drugs who are also surviving violence in Barcelona. They are not passive victims to be rescued – we can learn a lot from them about community empowerment. Watch our new video produced together with INPUD!

InSite – Not Just Injecting, But Connecting

InSite is an injecting site – and so much more. Watch our movie and learn why the Canadian government should not shut it down!

Crossings – Stories of Migrant Sex Workers

Crossings is a sex-worker produced documentary about the effects of criminalisation on migrant sex workers in Europe and the powerful ways of their resistance. Produced in cooperation between Drugreporter and ICRSE.

Crackdown on Civil Society – The Movie

This film – produced by the Rights Reporter Foundation, supported by AFEW International – features activists and civil society organisations who are being increasingly targeted by repressive governments in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The movie presents a story of oppression, resistance and survival seen through the eyes of human rights defenders.

DYING A SLOW DEATH: Inside Indonesia’s Drug War

PKNI and Drugreporter launch their new documentary film in 4 cities across Indonesia ahead of World AIDS Day 2015. Watch and share the film to end the war on drugs in Indonesia!

The War on Drugs in Mexico: Is There an Alternative?

Drugreporter's video advocacy team travelled to Mexico in 2010 to film about the negative consequences of the war on drugs campaign launched by President Felipe Calderon in 2006. When we first entered the country, the number of people killed in the war was approaching 40,000. Today, the death toll is approximately 60,000.

The Gendered Impacts of the War on Drugs

How does the war on drugs affect women? Is it really so different from how it affects men? Our knowledge was very limited before we interviewed the participants of an international workshop in Budapest. Please watch our video report and read our article!

DR. ZEE – THE MAN WHO DISCOVERED MEPHEDRONE

Watch our video interview with the man who discovered Mephedrone, the drug also known as Meow-Meow!

After the War on Drugs

How will a post-prohibition world look like? – Learn from our video!

Peer2Peer – Reinforcing Peers’ Involvement in Outreach Work

Who are peers? Why is the involvement of peers crucial in service provision to people who use drugs and are in need? This short movie documents a study visit to Amsterdam and Antwerp, two cities with a long history of peer involvement.

HepaGo – Supporting people living on the streets during the pandemic

This unique program supports people who use drugs and sex workers who live or work on the streets during the COVID-19 pandemic in Budapest. One of their main goals is to help people get into Hepatitis C treatment. Watch our video and find out how!

ROOM IN THE 8th DISTRICT – Campaign Report

Read a report about our campaign for opening supervised injection sites in Budapest – and watch our campaign movie with English subtitles!

Abuse in the Name of Treatment – Drug Detention Centers in Asia

There are hundreds of thousands of people kept in compulsory drug detention centers in Vietnam, China, Thailand and Laos. It is easy to get in to one of these centers. Some people enter voluntarily in the hope of kicking their drug habit, others are sent there by their families who pay for their “treatment”; but in some cities, it often happens that the military police just collect street children, drug users, sex workers and other groups on the street.

Paving the Way

The legal regulation of marijuana is not sci-fi any more: the potential models of legalization are here. Watch Drugreporter's 2010 video on Harborside, an outstanding medical marijuana center in Oakland, California.

Take Home Naloxone – The Right to Survive Overdoses

Watch Drugreporter's 2010 video on Naloxone prescription, the best way to fight opiate overdoses.

The Drug Lords International came to Vienna to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs in 2011. When the United Nations adopted the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs in 1961, most people did not expect that 50 years later nobody will celebrate the anniversary of global drug prohibition but a group of drug lords. Drug prohibition created a lucrative black market that generates annual revenue of 320 billion dollars for organized crime: who else have a better reason to celebrate?

Video reports from the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) since 2008

2020

4 Short Videos about Recent Developments in Global Drug Policies: The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) is the largest international drug policy decision making forum in the world. This year, at the 63rd session of the CND, our video advocacy team produced four short video reports to inform the public about some of the major developments.

2019

5 Things We Learned at the UN Drugs Meeting This Year: Drugreporter’s team attended the UN Commission on Narcotics Drugs (CND), please read some take home messages and watch some videos we produced there!

2018

Drugreporter Live From the Commission on Narcotic Drugs: The Drugreporter video team will live-stream sessions and talkshows from the annual UN meeting on drugs in Vienna on 12-14 March. Please follow us on Facebook and tune in!

2016 UNGASS

The UNGASS on Drugs - Reform Aborted: After a long gestation, the UN drug reform experiment suffered a miscarriage. It seems the UN is not the catalyst of change but its mirror. Reformers can learn many lessons – but can also be proud of their achievements.

2016

Governments Disagree Over Global Drug Control – Video Report from the Commission on Narcotics Drugs 2016: Drugreporter’s video advocacy team filmed key speeches and interviewed some of the participants at the UN’s drug meeting in Vienna – please watch and share our movie!

2015

Video Report of the UN Drug Debate: This March, our video advocacy team attended the 58th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, the largest drug policy gathering in the world, to find out how governments and NGOs feel about the prospects of drug policy reform. We produced a series of short thematic videos, to give you an overview of the current state of political debate on the burning issues of international drug control.

2014

2013

The UN on Drugs: Trends in 2013: Our movie gives you an insight of the 2013 trends of international drug control policies. We also filmed Evo Morales' speech at the UN.

2012

100 Years of Global Drug War: Our movie features the most debated issues at the 2012 Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND). Also filmed the UN Drug Czar stating that detention centers must be closed, Evo Morales Presenting coca-products at the UN, and once again we disproved the accusations of the Russian drug czar.

2011

A 50 Year Old Convention: What’s Wrong With an Update? In our short movie we ask Mr. Fedotov, the head of the UN drug agency and his critics to express their views on the 50 years of global drug prohibition

2011 Drug Lords Celebrate

Drug Lords Celebrate the Drug War at the UN! The Drug Lords International came to Vienna to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. Watch their earlier video messages to the UN, here!

2010

Russia and Methadone: Breaking the Ice: Russia is under strong international pressure to introduce opiate substitution treatment – watch our video and take action!

2008

Silenced NGO Partner: The global drug czar shied away from answering an inconvenient question by Mr. Polak. the rest is history. We also filmed a summary video titled 3 days in 10 minutes and several more shorts: The True Meaning of Harm Reduction, War on Drugs – the new Jim Crow?, Student Drug Testing, Abstinence first?, A Drug Free World – Could We Do It?

Episode 1. The Netherlands, Belgium and France

Drugreporter and INPUD presents the first episode of a 10 chapter long series documenting how people who use drugs around the world have organised and formed collectives and unions to protect and defend the health and human rights of their community. The first episode uncovers he history of the movement in the Netherlands, and how it inspired activists in Belgium and France.

Episode 2. Canada

Drugreporter and INPUD present the second episode of an oral history of the movement of people who use drugs. The second chapter is about Canada, featuring Ann Livingston, Zoë Dodd and the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) team.

Episode 3. Germany, Denmark and Norway

Drugreporter and INPUD present the third instalment of an oral history of the movement of people who use drugs. This episode is about the achievement of drug user groups in Germany, Denmark, and Norway.

TAKING BACK WHAT’S OURS! – Episode 4. South Africa

Drugreporter and INPUD present the fourth episode of an oral history of the movement of people who use drugs. This time we discover the vibrant user movement in South Africa.

Episode 5. United States of America.

Activists from the United States look back on the history of the movement of people who use drugs in the fifth episode of the documentary series produced by INPUD and Drugreporter.

Episode 6. Australia and New Zealand

The history of the movement of people who use drugs in Australia is a long and rich one. It is one of the few countries that has funded user organisations for over 30 years now.

Episode 7. Asia

Despite criminalisation, torturous forced labour camps, capital punishment, and state sanctioned murder of people who use drugs, the movement of people who use drugs in Asia remains strong and resilient. Watch the new episode of our series telling the oral history of the movement of people who use drugs in Asian countries!

Episode 8. Afghanistan, Tanzania and Mexico

In this episode of the oral history of the movement of people who use drugs, we introduce three countries with new and emerging user movements: Afghanistan, Tanzania, and Mexico.

Episode 9. Russia, Georgia and Ukraine

In today’s episode of the oral history of the movement of people who use drugs, we travel to three Eastern European countries, where activists fight very restrictive drug policies.

Episode 10. The United Kingdom and the International Network of People who Use Drugs

In the final episode of our documentary series on the history of the rights movement of people who use drugs, we introduce activists from the UK and from the International Network of People Who Use Drugs.

Drugreporter is the official filmmaker of the largest international harm reduction gatherings, since 2008. We make interviews, live stream sessions and discussions to give you an insight on what is happening with this movement around the world. This is the summary video of the 2019 conference, we edited it during the event and showed it at the closing ceremony. You can find all the videos we shot at the conference, here.

2019 Porto

2019 International Harm Reduction Conference in Porto – All the Videos: We filmed the largest international harm reduction gathering to give you an insight on what is happening with this movement around the world.

2017 Montreal

At The Heart of the Response: Reunion of the International Harm Reduction Movement - Watch our conference movie and learn more about the key issues highlighted at the Harm Reduction International Conference in Montreal, 14-17 May 2017! At this conference we filmed several sessions, and we were awarded the International Rolleston Award, the most prestigious international award for harm reduction advocacy.

2015 Kuala Lumpur

The Hazy Dawn of the Harm Reduction Decade - The Drugreporter video team attended and filmed the International Harm Reduction Conference to learn about the new trends in harm reduction. Watch our short video and read our article highlighting these trends! We filmed several key sessions as well!

2013 Vilnius

Harm Reduction 2013 – Our Conference Video - The Drugreporter’s video report from the international harm reduction conference – remorseful politicians, skeptical researchers and activists without borders.

2011 Lebanon

Investing in Young People – Harm Reduction in Lebanon: This year we did not make a summary video, but produced several videos. One short doc on harm reduction in Lebanon, another one on forced treatment centers in Asia, and also one on a prison uprising in Beirut.

2008 Barcelona

Barcelona, 2008 was the second time we filmed at the International Harm Reduction Conference we went to the international harm reduction conference. We filmed the about the idea of holding the next conference in Thailand, recorded video messages to Mr. Costa, the head of the UN drugs office, and recorded when he talked to Dr. Polak once more, we filmed the ibogaine session and the opening day as well.

2007 Warsaw

2007 was the first time we picked up a camera and started filming, at the Warsaw International Harm Reduction Conference. We could not even edit or use the camera properly. We recorded 18 short interviews with international experts and activists.

When filming at conferences, you can sometimes capture powerful moments. In this short film, we recorded such an incredibly event, when activists at the Drug Policy Allience's Drug Reform Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico held a Twilight Candlelight Vigil, to remember the prisoners of the drug war.

2017 Atlanta

2017 International Drug Policy Reform Conference: Race & the Drug War - The Drugreporter video team was invited by the Drug Policy Alliance to their conference in Atlanta to produce a film about the latest developments in drug policy in the US and beyond. We made a long interview as well with the former director of the DPA, Ethan Nadelmann, and also published key sessions.

2016 UNGASS

Drug Policy is Race Policy: While we went to New York for the UNGASS meeting, we also filmed at the event by the DPA, held at the Columbia University, to discuss how repressive drug policies affect the lives of communities of colour.

2015 Washington DC

We Are a Movement for Freedom - Progress should not cause us to lose sight of our core values. Watch our video and read our article about the 2015 International Drug Policy Reform Conference, which was held in Washington DC between 18-21 November! We recorded key sessions and speeches as well!

2013 Denver

The Denver videos: The Drugreporter was the official filmmaker of the International Drug Policy Reform Conference 2013 in Denver, Colorado. We recorded several sessions as well.

2013 Denver

A Mile High in Denver – How Colorado Legalized Marijuana: At the conference we also filmed about on how the state of Colorado regulates the recreational use of cannabis.

2012 Portland

How to prevent prescription drug overdoses? - We were invited to film at the 9th National Harm Reduction Conference in Portland, Oregon. Our video is searching for solutions to prevent lethal prescription drug overdoses in the United Sates.

2012 Portland

A New Approach to Marijuana in Washington - After the Portland conference, the Drugreporter video team traveled to Seattle, to film about the new approach to drug policy in the state of Washington, where people voted yes to tax and regulate marijuana.

2011 Austin

Love is what transforms - Sonja Sohn – the actress who played Kima Greggs in The Wire, was attending the 8th National Harm Reduction Conference in Austin, Texas organized by the Harm Reduction Coalition, where she was so kind to give an interview to us.

2011 Austin

Voices from the Margin: Drug User Activists in the US - While at the Austin conference, we made a film about drug user organization in the United States!

2011 Austin

United States of Harm Reduction - What does harm reduction mean to harm reduction activists in the US? How do they see the future of harm reduction? A video that we filmed while at the HRC conference in Austin, Texas.

2011 Los Angeles

To The Next Level: Marijuana Regulation in the US - Welcome to the future of US marijuana regulation. We attended the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in LA to find out what are the latest developments of the battle for legal marijuana in the US. We filmed several interesting sessions, including one on 'Drug, Set and Setting – Today,' featuring Julie Holland, Gabor Maté and Carl Hart.

2009 Albuquerque

At the 2009 DPA conference we produced a short video about what comes 'After the War on Drugs' - How a post-prohibition world will look like. –We also filmed several interesting speeches, and the above mentioned candelight vigil.

2009 Albuquerque

Clean Needles Save Lives - Needle exchange programs in the US – While at the DPA conference in Albuquerque, we filmed about how harm reduction protects communities from HIV.

2007 New Orleans

This was at the very beginning of our filming activities. At this conference only one member of the Drugreporter team was present, Péter Sárosi. He filmed several session.

It was a fantastic feeling to film as 20 thousand people marched for human rights at the 18th AIDS conference in Vienna.

2018 Amsterdam

Videos from the AIDS 2018 Conference - The Drugreporter team filmed several sessions at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam last week.

2014 Melbourne

Was the Cure for AIDS on the Malaysian Flight? - Drugreporter’s new movie, filmed at the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne, explores the most effective tools for ending the HIV epidemic. While there, we also filmed a protest against Gilead, and produced three videos about Harm reduction in Australia.

2012 Washington DC

We Can End AIDS – March in Washington DC - Activists marched to the White House demanding greater access to HIV treatment and prevention – we asked them what are the major barriers, watch and share our video! While at the conference we recorded several presentations, made a movie on how Pharma Greed Kills, and how activists interrupted a press conference, and and filmed the protest at the Russian embassy, to free Pussy Riot!

2013 Vilnius

Broken Promises Kill – Fully Fund the Global Fund! - While at the AIDS conference in Vienna, we filmed about how activists from all over the world talk about the funding crisis of the Global Fund: how prevention and treatment services in countries that will not be eligible are at danger and how donor countries are trying to cut back funding. We also filmed speeches and the march for human rights, that you can see above.

A presentation of Péter Sárosi of Drugreporter at the 4th European Harm Reduction Conference in Bucharest, Romania.

2021 Prague

Harm Reduction Unmuted: More than 400 professionals and community activists gathered in Prague to attend the 5th European Harm Reduction Conference. Watch and share Drugreporter’s video report!

2018 Bucharest

8 Lessons Learned at the European Harm Reduction Conference: The 4th European Harm Reduction Conference took place in Bucharest on 21-23 November, 2018. Please watch the video report we made at the event – and read about some of the messages we could take home. Check out a session as well, that filmed, where professionals and activists discussed the contribution of civil society to improve access to harm reduction programs in Europe.

2014 Basel

European Harm Reduction Conference in Basel - Drugreporter’s movie, filmed at the the 2nd European Harm Reduction Conference in Basel, Switzerland, gives you an insight into the key issues surrounding harm reduction in Europe

2011 Marseille

The State of Harm Reduction in Europe: The film crew of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) attended the first meeting of the European Harm Reduction Network (EuroHRN) in Marseille, France. We interviewed professionals and activists from several countries to give you an overview of the current state of harm reduction in Europe – please watch and share our movie!

This documentary is about the communities of people living with HIV in Russia. It tells the story of how the members of the most vulnerable communities affected by the HIV epidemic, such as drug users, sex workers, and LGBTQ people, struggle for survival and dignity in a hostile cultural and political environment. Visit the official page for more info!

A selection of videos by DUNEWS, the Russian speaking partners of Drugreporter

The Maternity Hospital as a Place of Punishment:

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.

Video news on drug policy and harm reduction in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Episode #1

DUNews, together with Talking Drugs, presents the first episode of Drug Policy and Harm Reduction News from Eastern Europe and Central Asia. In it, we bring you up to date on important developments in our countries and give the floor to experts for comment. We will be publishing these video newsletters on a regular basis.

Ivan Anoshkin. Survivor

Ivan Anoshkin’s life is a chronicle of the state’s crimes against human beings and his path to strength, truth, and freedom.

MEETINGS WITH NICE PEOPLE. ALEXEY KURMANAEVSKII

Alexei Kurmanaevsky, an activist and human rights activist, emigrated from Russia to Israel four years ago. Alexei Kurmanaevsky is known to everyone in the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He was always in the public eye, but disappeared after he moved to Israel. We did not manage to arrange an interview with him for a long time. And just recently he wrote that he was ready to talk.

People by Right

The lives of people who use drugs mean death, prison, disease, stigma and discrimination, lack of access to treatment and employment, destroyed families, and children taken away. This is the story of human rights activists and RuNPUD (Russian Speaking Network of People Who Use Drugs) from the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) region, from the series of “People by Right” videos.

TARGETS

The film ‘Targets’ is a story about the women in Ukraine who are branded as “drug addicts” and who are being destroyed by the state today. These women are targets, and a real war is being waged against them. The film is an attempt to understand why this is happening and what needs to be done to stop these deaths.

Sergiu the Protector

Sergiu Grimalski is a person to whom thousands of people from all over the world owe their freedom, health, and life. For 16 years he has walked the streets of Berlin with a backpack on his shoulders, helping the people who are most marginalised – drug users and sex workers.

Road 184

“Road 184” is a movie about the Estonian Community of People who Use Psychotropic Substances, LUNEST, the first officially registered Estonian organization that protects the rights of drug users. Today, LUNEST unites people who speak different languages and have different citizenship, as well as those who do not have any citizenship in Estonia.

Members of Drugreporter's Video Advocacy Network, activists from Legalize Belarus published this important advocacy documentary, about the war on drugs in Belarus. Drugreporter's Video Advocacy Network is a group of video activists engaged in advocating for drug policy reform and harm reduction development all around the world.

A selection of videos by Drugreporter's Video Advocacy Network

SHIFTS: Individual Narratives

SHIFTS: Individual Narratives: How much does the general public actually know about psychoactive substances and how these are used in their own communities? To check it out for themselves, NoBox went to two known universities in the Philippines and asked young university students questions about drugs and the people involved with them.

Reaching the Unreached

Reaching the Unreached: This documentary shows the experiences of outreach workers and peers in providing critical connections to prevention, treatment, and care to people who use drugs and sex workers in remote Sagaing villages in North West Myanmar. Produced by Drugreporter’s video advocacy alumni, Ko Si Thu Aung.

Psychedelics and Mental Health in the COVID-Era

Psychedelics and Mental Health in the COVID-Era: Psychedelics, mental health, COVID-19, and our drug laws: The Silent Pandemic and the search for innovation in the treatment of mental health problems. Please read this article by Beatrix Vas – and watch the movie they produced about research on psychedelics!

Boosters – (Not so) New Drugs in Poland

Boosters – (Not so) New Drugs in Poland: The members of Drugreporter’s video advocacy network produced a movie about the new generation of synthetic drugs that conquered Poland in 2008 – and are still popular.

Chemsex and the City

On the occasion of the Global Day of Action of the Suport. Don’t Punish campaign, during Pride month, Re Generation organised a screening of the film “Chem-Sex and the city” in Belgrade. The film was produced with the support of the Drugreporter Video Advocacy Network. Watch the video and read Irena Molnar’s report!

Overdose – Situation in Montenegro

This short movie, produced by a member of our video advocacy network, gives an insight into overdose prevention in a small Southern-Eastern European country, Montenegro.

Petr’s Journey

A new movie produced by the alumni of our video training, tells the story of Petr, a 50 years old man from Prague, who lost his leg, his has no home, no job – but his has now hope to change his life with the help of opiate substitution treatment.

Harm Reduction Challenge in Slovakia

Watch the video of Odyseus C.A., member of the Drugreporter video network, about the harm reduction situation in Slovakia with a brief outlook to the Czech Republic.

Jakarta’s Crystal Injustice

This is the story of Maulana who was caught and tortured by the Indonesian police for possessing a small amount of crystal meth. Watch the video of Yohan Misero (LBH Masyarakat), member of the Drugreporter video network!

Anyone’s Child: Mwana and Fatuma

A story from Anyone’s Child Kenya about a mourning mother and sister. Watch the latest video of Anyone’s Child Campaign and Cara Lavan supported by the Drugreporter.

Netti’s Story: A Pregnant Woman’s Journey in the Healthcare System in Berlin

Our new film features the story of Netti, her son Sam, and their experience with services for pregnant women who use drugs in Berlin.

Now and Then – Psychedelic Science 2017

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!

Without Shift: Harm Reduction After Global Fund in Serbia

Serbia stopped being eligible for funding from the Global Fund, which resulted in the closure of harm reduction programs around the country. Our movie gives you a glimpse of the desperate situation faced by injecting drug users in Serbia, and also explores the consequences of the closure of needle exchange programs in Belgrade, whilst trying to assess the current situation in the country!

Cannabis in Italy: Between Criminalisation and Legalisation

“The question is no longer whether cannabis will be legalized, but when.” Watch this 3 minutes animated video clip produced by a member of our global video network, CILD, explaining why cannabis should be legalized in Italy!

People Who Use Drugs Clean-up Their Neighbourhood In Slovakia

“We wanted to show to the whole neighbourhood that people who use drugs are not indifferent and have a great power to do great things. It is only a matter of opportunity.” Odysseus, a Slovakian harm reduction NGO uses video advocacy to reach out local communities.

We Need Room for Change!

Drugreporter, in cooperation with seven other NGOs, proudly presents the new international campaign Room for Change—because we need to change the way we respond to urban drug problems.

Fight HIV, Not Drug Users!

A new movie by Dhojo Wahengbam on the severe rights violations committed against people who use drugs in Manipur.