Project Office Ukraine and Belarus
As the liberal German political foundation, we help promote freedom and responsibility in our project countries by means of political education. We support like-minded partners in politics, civil society, media and science in their pursuit of an open society, the rule of law, the enforcement of universal human rights and a rule-based market economy. In addition, we create opportunities for exchange and dialogue with liberal forces across Europe and worldwide.
Prisoners of Conscience 2019: Political Prisoners from East and Southeast Europe
Every year hundreds of people around the world are wrongfully imprisoned for no other reason than being critical of those in power. In some countries such as Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Russia, human rights advocates, opposition leaders, journalists, activists and others have been targets of persecution and crackdowns on critical voices. They have become prisoners of conscience. Download now the full report "Prisoners of Conscience: Political Prisoners from East and Southeast Europe". Raising awareness is crucial, as one political prisoner is one too many.
Press Freedom in East and Southeast Europe
The organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has published its ranking of press freedom this year - unfortunately with not too many positive results, neither for the world in general, nor for the region of East and Southeast Europe (ESEE) in particular, where the Foundation is active with 18 projects.
Globalization is not the Problem, it’s the Solution!
In times of the corona crisis, we should call for more political, economic and scientific cooperation. Find out the analysis of Prof. Karl-Heinz Paqué, Chairman of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF). This op-ed was first published in German on March 31 at Zeit Online and is accessible here.
The War in Ukraine – Forgotten, but not Cold
Europe is at war. This is often overlooked in view of the Corona pandemic and a recently renewed refugee crisis on the Greek-Turkish border. However, in eastern Ukraine, soldiers are still dying every week in an armed conflict that should have been resolved five years ago. Our Ukraine expert Beate Apelt and security expert Sebastian Vagt report on the Ukraine conflict, analyzing possible future scenarios.
What can be done to counter fake news?
The 2016 US presidential elections moved the debate about phenomena such as “hate speech” and “fake news” to the centre of public attention. The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom therefore commissioned the communication researchers Dr Philipp Müller and Nora Denner to analyse the impact of these phenomena.
IAF Schedule 2021 | FNF Ukraine
Please find here the overview about all IAF (The International Academy for Leadership) seminars we offer in 2021. If you are interested in participating or wish to receive more information please contact - before the indicated closing date - the Friedrich Naumann Foundation representative in your country who will kindly give you more details about taking part in our seminars!
Fake News Addicts: How Disinformation and its Mongers Strive in Ukraine 2020
In Social Media information is exchanged at an incredible speed and it's rare that anyone bothers to verify it before reposting. This publication examines the spread of „Fake News“ and attempts to explain, why the Ukrainian society seems to be particularly addicted to such false claims and disinformation.