Politics and elections probably concern up to every third talk in Ukraine at the moment. This is not surprising: elections occur every three months this year, channels broadcast political news every single day, political advertisement seems to be encoded into our gadget operating system (OS). Talks around political parties and their leaders already began in…

Following a controversial Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision in early September, many cities throughout the U.S. are stepping up their veteran housing game, especially in western states. In its 3-0 decision, the Court found that cities cannot criminalize individuals who are sleeping on sidewalks or public streets due to lack of housing. According…

On Saturday July 13th Eduard Hoeks, the Dutch ambassador to Ukraine, visited the Odesa International Film Festival in the Ukrainian port city of Odesa. During the event, the ambassador took a picture with the mayor of Odesa, Gennadyi Trukhanov. The Dutch embassy posted the picture on their official Facebook page on Saturday evening, stating that…

Meet Laura Fagerlund. Laura is a Vice President of IFLRY and a Council member of the Swedish Youth of Finland. In a few days, she will move to South Africa for an internship with the Democratic Alliance. Laura will be writing a blog for Libel, so you can experience first-hand what it will be like…

Climate change has become one of the biggest challenges of this century, and as a global challenge, it requires global solutions. The threat of climate change is multidimensional and its impacts transcend national borders, thereby making it imperative on every country to play its role in advancing the course to combat climate change. Ghana a…

Recent events in Russia hint at an opportunity for a new political reality in the country. The release of investigative journalist Ivan Golunov a few weeks ago followed unprecedented though still somewhat small-scale protests. This sends a clear message to agents of change in Russia: nonviolent protest pays off – even in Russia. Investigative journalist…

In this IFLRY Online Session, IFLRY’s new Free Trade Programme Manager, Michel Nentwig, presents the challenges that free trade policies are facing in these years. If you are interested in the work of the Free Trade Programme and missed the session, you can listen to the full recording below. For future updates on the work…

You won’t have heard it here first, but Boris Johnson is almost certain to be the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Why? Because he will be chosen by the membership of the governing Conservative Party. The Conservative membership is not representative of the British population as a  whole whatsoever; neither in demographics, nor…

I have always been interested in journalism and freedom of expression, but after my internship at the European Federation of Journalists, I understood that the general situation of media freedom across Europe and the world is anything but positive. Journalists’ rights are under threat in a lot of countries, including my own. As a young…