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Mixed Fortunes Expected as Britain Gears Up for Super Thursday
An unprecedented number of seats are up for grabs in local and regional elections in the UK on Thursday. Although it will be difficult to point out clear winners and losers, it is likely that the elections will have a profound effect on the political landscape for the years to come.
Call for nominations – Raif Badawi Award 2021
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom will award the annual Raif Badawi Award for Courageous Journalists at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair. Who will receive the award this year?
Hans van Baalen – A great European
Hans van Baalen, ALDE President and member of the Board of Trustees of the Freedom Foundation, passed away tonight. Like no other, he shaped liberalism in Europe and tirelessly carried the message of freedom to the outside world. From now on, as a liberal family, we must continue alone along the path he blazed. His commitment to a united Europe will remain unforgotten.
Women Leading Protests – Female Voices For Democracy
Around the world, women are leading the fight for freedom and democracy. The documentary film "Women Leading Protests - Female Voices for Democracy" by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation looks at the stories of four women who have been involved in protests for democracy in various forms.
Hybrid War in Czechia: The most severe violation of state sovereignty since the end of the Cold War
Czechia has become the victim of Russian state terrorism. The Czech response to expel 18 Russian diplomats was just the beginning of the biggest conflict between Moscow and Prague in the modern history of both countries, which escalated into an unprecedented expelling of up to 70 Russian embassy staff from the Czech Republic.
Liberalism Under the Pressure of Illiberalism
The Republikon Institute from Hungary, with the support of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, organized an online conference on the situation of liberal thinkers and liberal voters in the Central and Eastern European region. What can be said about the state of liberalism and liberal values in the V4 countries? Can liberalism function in an illiberal state and can liberal governments stand their ground in times of the COVID-19 pandemic?
Media Freedom in the Shadow of Covid-19
The protection and promotion of press freedom is an ongoing task for liberals everywhere. To shed light on the issues surrounding media freedom throughout the Covid-19 crisis, the International Press Institute teamed up with the FNF European Dialogue Programme office and the European Commission over the course of 2020. - A recap.