Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit
The freedom to be
Between 85 and 95 percent of Spaniards say they accept homosexuality and equal marriage, according to the results of various studies conducted in recent years. It may seem unlikely, but this is one of the highest numbers in the world, showing the undeniable respect for sexual freedom and openness in Spanish society.
State Of The Union - Europe Lies Between Glasgow And Kabul
Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has given her speech on the State of the Union for the second time since she took office. The challenges are well known: the management of the COVID-19 pandemic, the greening of the economy and society, and the pressure for a more effective foreign policy.
Fifty Years of Independence: An Overview of Bangladesh’s Development
In the mid-1970s, shortly after Bangladesh gained independence from Pakistan on 16 December 1971, Henry Kissinger dismissively called Bangladesh a “basket case.” Today the country has attained sustainable economic growth, significant poverty reduction, and continued improvements in human development indicators.
Ground Zero - the Global War on Terror and the Fight for Liberal Values
September 11, 2001. A day of catastrophic consequences for liberal democracies worldwide - ineffable loss of life, the rise of a new wave of terrorism, the spreading of (newfound) fear and islamophobia in societies. The fight for liberal values elsewhere is contrasted with restricting our own liberal ideals at home – through surveillance and increased policing as preventative security provision.
Press Freedom: Indonesia government fears on critics and murals
Freedom of press and expressions in Indonesia are under threat as the government under President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo takes harsh actions against critics. Violence against journalists is increasing as his popularity continues to decrease.
Human Rights Defenders – Fighting for Freedom and Democracy
The large-scale, pro-democracy protest movements of recent years have demonstrated: Individuals take extremely high risks when they campaign for civil and human rights and for free and fair elections in states where human rights are frequently violated. Our publication is dedicated to the work of human rights defenders - pro-democracy activists, opposition politicians and their supporters, whose important work continues to go unnoticed too frequently.
The Foundation for Freedom in Germany and the World
Based on the principles of liberalism, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom offers political education in Germany and abroad. Our headquarter is located in Potsdam, and we maintain offices throughout Germany and in over 60 countries around the world.
With our events and publications, we help people to become actively involved in political affairs. We support talented young students with scholarships.
“We want Russia to be a country free from fear, a country of freedom, a country of dignity.”
Vladimir Kara-Murza is one of Russia’s most well-known opposition politicians, a human rights defender and a pro-democracy activist. He has become one of the most vocal critics of Vladimir Putin. He was a long-time colleague of then Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was assassinated in 2015 and chairs the Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom.
OUR VOICE is a two round workshop that aimed to teach and equip underprivileged children with the skill of storytelling through photography. With the help of Erol Gurian and Sara Hteit, we have successfully wrapped up two rounds of exhibitions at Garage 664
SMEX BLOGPOST VOL. II
After the initial launch of the first SMEX BLOGPOST that tackled cybersecurity threats and data privacy issues on official governmental platforms (especially the Ministry of Public Health). SMEX are back with a second edition blogpost that analyzes the specifications and protection tools used by the websites that handles citizens' data and such. FNF in partnership with SMEX want to raise awareness about the importance of data privacy and cybersecurity!
Model Youth Parliament 2021
Another successful edition of Model Youth Parliament took place at the Saint Joseph University in Beirut, gathering students from all parts of the country, all of them united by the passion and engagement towards building a better and more politically correct country.
Remembering the 4th of August.
Project Director of FNF Lebanon and Syria Kristof Kleemann analyses the situation in Lebanon in FNF MENA'S latest MENAPOL Blog and suggests the international community must pressure Lebanese authorities for the 2022 parliamentary elections to actually take place and to be held freely and fairly.
Lynn Harfoush is one of our IAF alumni. She graduated from Ohio university and currently works as the Executive Committee Member at National Bloc Party.
Females Lead In Politics (FLIP).
Out of need progress is forged. Following the obvious lack of female representation and involvement in Lebanese politics, we have launched and executed a progressive project in partnership with AFAAL that consisted of online trainings to 30 participants and a 3 day boot-camp with more than 8 trainers that aimed to prepare and help female activists and leaders better perform in the next electoral race!
Revolutionizing Politics : Through the lens of technology.
Alongside the inevitable technological progress taking place around the world, almost every sector including politics and social work has to adapt and pick up the pace to stay up to date to come up with modern solutions to modern problems. A project in partnership with Riyada for social innovation prepared and trained university students from all over the country to come up with fresh and new ideas that will help enhance the country's performance and situation.