The Friedrich Naumann Foundation promotes democracy, human rights, economic freedom, and curbing climate change. FNF Philippines focuses on open and digital society, as well as a social market economy. It is also involved in the creation of innovative tools. FNF Philippines team works with local organization partners such as Center for Liberalism and Democracy, Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines, Rappler, Philippine Economic Society, and Impact Leadership. Should you have questions or suggestions about our work, please contact us. You can also meet our team here.
Job Vacancy: Project Manager
The FNF Manila Office is looking for a Project Manager to contribute to the foundation's work with fresh and innovative ideas. Do you fit the profile? If you do, we would love to hear from you.
Freedom Mov_E x Cinemalaya film festival launched in Palawan
Attended by more than 1,200 students, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom - Philippines, in partnership with Cinemalaya and the Cultural Center of the Philippines, launched a special edition of its flagship human rights film festival in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. The event gave students in Palawan the opportunity to watch local independent films not usually distributed within their region and engage in the conversation of human rights and freedom.
Court of Tax Appeals Acquits Rappler and Maria Ressa
The Philippine Court of Tax Appeals has acquitted the Filipino online news website and its president of charges filed over four years ago. The verdict marks a victory for press freedom and fair business standards under the rule of law. “It feels like the world is slowly turning right side up” Ressa stated as the independent news website reasserts their mission never to yield from instruments of intimidation and to continue holding truth to power.
Global Europe – Global Expectations
Today, we are experiencing that the European Union and its model of democratic societies are losing their worldwide popularity. The growing global influence of actors with values, political systems, and worldviews that are diametrically opposing to those of the EU, as well as the renaissance of geopolitical blocs (as evidenced by the abstention of some states in the UN in condemning Russia's war of aggression), further reinforce this trend.
Maria Ressa Launches Her Book “How To Stand Up To A Dictator” in the Philippines
In honor of the International Human Rights Day, Nobel laureate and Rappler CEO, Maria Ressa avowed the crucial role of journalists as defenders of democracy at the Philippine launch of her book "How To Stand Up To A Dictator".
DAKILA receives the 2022 Human Rights Tulip Award
Recognizing the courage in their fight for a socially conscious society, the Embassy of the Netherlands presents DAKILA with the 2022 Human Rights Tulip Award to help continue their movement for modern heroism and expand their human rights efforts.
Rights Out Loud – The Cultural Center of the Philippines Celebrates Human Rights Day with a Special Film Screening
Attended by more than 70 university students, media practitioners, young professionals, and members from different human rights organizations, the Cultural Center of the Philippines celebrated the International Human Rights Day with a film screening and talkback discussion of three human rights films.