Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit
International Conference: Journalists Defending Human Rights
Attacked, persecuted and imprisoned. Journalists who report on human rights violations are targeted simply for doing their job. To mark the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 25th anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and Reporters Without Borders Germany are jointly organising the international conference "Journalists Defending Human Rights" today. Listen to prominent human rights journalists, such as Nobel Prize winner Maria Ressa, as well as journalists from other countries.
The practical test for Javier Milei begins
Argentinien steht vor einem politischen Wandel: Am Sonntag wird Javier Milei als neuer Präsident vereidigt. Doch schon jetzt zeichnen sich Konflikte im Kongress ab, und die neuen außenpolitischen Akzente, insbesondere in Bezug auf die USA und Europa, werfen Fragen zur zukünftigen Ausrichtung Argentiniens auf. Der Weg, den Präsident Milei einschlägt, wird nicht nur die wirtschaftliche Erholung des Landes bestimmen, sondern auch die Akzeptanz seiner Reformen in der Bevölkerung und die internationalen Beziehungen Argentiniens maßgeblich beeinflussen.
The Gaza war in a Nutshell
The Hamas terrorist attack on the 7th of October shook Israeli society to its core. After years of failing to negotiate peace, many Israelis settled for security. Now, with neither peace nor security, a divided and traumatized Israel faces its darkest hour. It is still too early to predict how or when the war will end, but certain steps can already be taken to improve the post-war reality.
Press Freedom Under Siege: Women Journalists in Mexico
Women journalists in Mexico face enormous perils amidst Media Turmoil. As violence against journalists escalates, an often-overlooked reality emerges—the targeted suppression faced by women in media. Beyond intimidation, their intersectional identities magnify the risks they endure. This policy paper uncovers their uphill battle, spotlighting their resilience strategies while calling for urgent, comprehensive policies to safeguard their rights and restore justice for journalists in an increasingly hazardous journalistic sphere.
FNF goes COP28: Advocating Liberal Perspectives to Global Climate Challenges
As we approach the much-anticipated COP28 in Dubai, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation is thrilled to share its active participation in this year's conference. Through our engagement in the Union for the Mediterranean's 'Mediterranean Coalition,' our Mediterranean Dialogue project from the Madrid office will lead and showcase the Foundation's enduring commitment to human rights, sustainability, and innovative energy solutions.
In the fast lane: The future of mobility in emerging markets
By 2050, two thirds of the people worldwide will live in cities. This development comes with major challenges for emerging and developing countries – especially in the area of mobility. Our new study “Emerging Urban Mobility” by Fraunhofer IAO shows how these countries are dealing with these challenges.
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.
Who is William Ching-te Lai, the Liberal Candidate in the Upcoming Presidential Election of Taiwan?
In Taiwan’s upcoming presidential election, the ruling liberal Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has nominated the current Vice President William Ching-te Lai as their candidate. Lai has had a remarkable political career that included both triumphs and controversies. While his adversaries will mainly focus on his previous stance on Taiwan Independence, his real challenge might be to get traditional DPP voters on board: women, young people and the queer community.
Innovation and Education: Which policies help both to cross-fertilize each other?
This was the core question of the Liberal Forum Armenia taking place in a country famous for IT innovation and one of the leaders in exporting ICT services. The forum provided a space for discussions among politicians, academics and civil society organizations. FNF Board member Dr Maren Jasper-Winter also visited Armenia and talked about the educational policy cycle and its challenges.
New Greek Government Takes Shape
The Greek elections held on June 25th witnessed a significant negative turnout, with voter participation reaching its lowest level since the restoration of democracy in 1974, providing a notable decline in civic engagement. However, amidst this context, notable political developments emerged.
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya: "Tyranny is like cancer".
For years, Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya has been fighting for a free Belarus from exile in Lithuania and called for new elections after the rigged presidential elections. In the 17th Berlin Freedom Speech, she made a vehement plea for freedom and human rights and appealed to the international community for solidarity with the Belarusian opposition. For Tsikhanouskaya, it is clear that the fight for freedom is a global struggle that cannot be won alone.
Ukraine's food industry: a lifeline under pressure
The Ukrainian economy is suffering heavily under Russia’s war of aggression. So far, one can only make assumptions about the full extent of the economic damages. The same goes for the material losses of Ukrainian businesses. However, an initial assessment has now been made possible via a survey conducted by the European Business Association.
Social Market EconomyВсе
Migrant Founders Monitor 2021
Founders with a migration background play an important role in the start-up ecosystem. With a share of a good 20 %, they are the driving force of economic innovation in Germany. The Migrant Founders Monitor 2021 examines for the first time the connection between migration and start-ups in Germany.
Economic concepts in children's and young adult literature
Books for children and young adults have a decisive influence on cognitive development and shape their view of the world. This study examines the extent to which economic facts appear in these books. It concludes that there is a wide range of approaches. They include clichés and stereotypes but also balanced and pedagogically valuable treatments of economic topics.
The Clash of Systems – Wie Afrikaner den Wettbewerb zwischen Europa und China auf ihrem Kontinent wahrnehmen
Over the past fifteen years, China has positioned itself as a major partner and investor in Africa. In infrastructure projects and trade in raw materials, China has displaced Europe as the most important partner on the continent.
The Clash of Systems?
Over the past fifteen years, China has positioned itself as a major partner and investor in Africa. In infrastructure projects and trade in raw materials, China has displaced Europe as the most important partner on the continent. This new competition is putting European trade, investment and development policies in Africa to the test.
China's influence in Europe
Over the past decade the impact of China's economy has been increasing consequently with far reaching dependencies worldwide. While China has not been using traditional military force to expand its power, we can see clear instances where China uses political and economic coercion to reach its goals. This has led many counties to label China as a “systemic rival”. And that begs the question: What does China’s rise mean for the world?
International Day against Homophobia, Bi-, Inter- and Transphobia 2022
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is committed to an open society in which diversity has a chance. Diversity has many facets: ethnic origin, sexual identity, gender, nationality, age, but also lifestyle, education, religious and political convictions or life experience.
Will Zambia’s elections 2021 be free and fair?
This election period has certainly seen an uneven playing field. Zambia is one of the fastest declining democracies globally. Arbitrary arrests and detentions without charge have become commonplace with Hakainde Hichilema having been detained on 15 occasions. Although COVID-19 restrictions have prevented parties from campaigning in the usual ways, President Edgar Lungu and his running mate have continued touring the country on ‘official business’, Hichilema can't!
Liberal Human Rights Work 2022
In over 60 countries, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom promotes human rights and supports organizations and human rights defenders working for the protection of human rights and the rule of law. This report offers an insight into the foundation's Liberal Human Rights work in 2022.
Work-Family Balance, Traditions, Gender Discrimination
The decades-long economic miracle that has propelled South Korea into the top ten most efficient economies in the world has its flaws: The country is also one of the leading nations in the "gender pay gap" category, which refers to the difference in income between men and women. The two authors Choyoung Son and Darja-Neufeld derive the current situation from the historical development and present recommendations for the future.
Deadly Traffic Sparks Unrest
On July 29, a speeding bus killed two students on their way to school in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka. The deadly accident sparked mass protests with students demanding more safety on the roads from the authorities. In a country where fatal road collisions are quite common, the students’ death could have passed as an everyday occurrence. But this time it triggered widespread anger on social media, a wave of student protests and a brutal crackdown by the authorities.