Regions

Africa

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

One Sqaure Three

"One Cube" Three, yet one! - is a documentary film by Pramod Dev. Depicting three women who work in export-oriented sectors of India's economy, the film shows how the demands of trade impact upon the personal, familial, social, economic and cultural aspects of the lives of the protagonists.

A man with a banner protests against new dams at the Wolrd Social Forum 2004 in Bombay, India
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India likes to consider itself the “world’s largest democracy”. In practice, however, there are many restrictions on the freedom of expression. The space available to civil society organizations for action is increasingly restricted.

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Europe

A group of protester with a banner Greenpeace in Hungary
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An underreported aspect of Viktor Orbán’s rule is the harm Fidesz is doing to the environment. Due to urban development projects all over Budapest, thousands of healthy trees are in danger of being cut down.

The European Parlament
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There’s an active interplay between anti-liberal movements and political parties within the EU and an authoritarian challenge from the outside, Ralf Fücks told EurActiv Czech Republic.

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Middle East & North Africa

Building of the Moroccan parlament in Rabat
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Morocco’s elections in October 2016 were a test for the democratic transition that was promised by the monarchy in the context of the 2011 upheavals. However, the national poll showed indices of undemocratic practices.

Mural in a refugee school in Shatila, Lebanon
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Lebanon has seen political stagnation and sectarian tensions for years. Additionally, the country is deeply affected by the war in Syria. To gain a more nuanced understanding of the situation in the country, the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung organized a study tour to Lebanon in October 2016.

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Latin America

Many sports icons icluding football icon Marta have played in the Maracanã stadium.
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Game over. The Rio Olympics gave us many things: sexist reporting, burkinis and bikinis, forced outings. But it was above all a celebration of the fringiest of the fringe – here’s a recap from a queer feminist perspective.

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North America

Students react as they see Donald Trump win the presidency
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Contrary to all forecasts, Donald Trump was declared the winner of the US presidential elections in the early hours of November 9, 2016. This marks a turning point for the United States, for open liberal societies and democracies in general. What happened, and what happens next?

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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

Events

Dec 03
İklim finansmanı dönüştürücü olabilir mi?
Dec 05
India- Nigeria Engagement - History, Diaspora and Emerging Dimensions
New Delhi
Dec 13
Global Investment in Infrastructure: Who Benefits? Who Pays? Who owns?
Berlin