Devastation in Maiduguri, the capital of the Nigerian state of Boko, Hochburg of the Islamic-terrorist grouping Boko Haram.

The German politics on Africa was busy on migration and refugee issues in West Africa, especially Nigeria. But the crisis of internally displaced people within Nigeria is far greater. Mausi Segun, Head of Human Rights Watch in Nigeria, warns that the conflict continues to smolder despite.

Graphic visualizing the threat on freedom of the press (with quote)

In many regions of the world the freedom of the Internet is just an illusion. Especially in Arab countries, the neighbouring states of Russia and Subsahara-Africa the year 2015 marked the lowest point for democratic participation and civil liberties.

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Duterte of the Philippines

President Duterte is the most controversial figure in the Philippines today, and arguably in the ASEAN region. He is now President of the Philippines, which chairs ASEAN in 2017. What is in store for the Philippines and for the chairmanship of ASEAN? 

Distribution of relief supplies

In Pakistan NGOs face harsh restrictions and human rights activists risk imprisonment and harrasment. It is important that the government recognizes the role of civil society and promotes a culture of cooperation and trust.

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Demonstration in Budapest, 1956

In October 1956, Hungarian citizens staged a popular uprising to protest against the repressive policies of the Communist Party and against the country’s occupation by the Soviet Army. On 11 November 1956, Soviet forces quashed the last pockets of armed resistance in the capital city.

 2016 Hungarian Referendum. Posters of the government in Zichyújfalu, Hungary

What comes after the failed referendum in Hungary? Political scientist Bulcsú Hunyadi about Orbáns objectives and about Hungarians who are tired of the migration topic.

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Middle East & North Africa


The big challenge facing the EU is how it can reconcile its new policy of promoting stabilisation and security in the Middle East with human rights and democratisation.


How many supporters does Assad actually still have? Obviously not even enough to cast different extras for two short television clips.

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Latin America

Two women at the Gay Pride March in Johannesburg 2013

Civil society organisations can be a vanguard of progress for the LGBTI community. Despite the growing number of laws and policies impeding LGBTI advocacy, activists and organisations successfully challenge these trends.

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North America

Trump kissing Johnson: Street Art against the Brexit decision

Hillary Clinton should be warned by the British referendum: Similar to the Brexit movement, Trump’s campaign benefits from anti-immigrant sentiment and anger over the “political elites” and “mainstream media”.

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From Berlin around the World

The Heinrich-Böll-Foundation works with more then 100 partner projects in 60 countries and maintains offices in 30 countries. About half of our founding goes to projects in foreign countries.

Offices in foreign countries


Oct 24Oct 25
Feminist Perspectives on Global Issues in Europe
Oct 26
Film screening and discussion
Tbilisi / თბილისი
Oct 27
Thursday 27th October 2016 | PAWA 254 building | 4:00pm - 6:30pm | Free entry to all audiences
Oct 27Oct 29
ქალაქის მწვანე ფორუმი/Green Forum of the City
Tbilisi / თბილისი
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