The Mission of the Rights Reporter Foundation
The Rights Reporter Foundation (RRF) is a non-profit organisation founded by Hungarian activists to advocate for the human rights of vulnerable populations. Our vision is of a society where policies affecting vulnerable communities are evidence-informed and respect human rights, as well as developed and implemented with the meaningful involvement of these communities.
Activities of the Rights Reporter Foundation
We live in an age where democracy is in decay and authoritarianism is rising. One of the first countries where the tide turned and the process of democratisation was reversed is Hungary. Civil society and the remnants of the independent press make huge efforts to monitor and document these assaults, but they often remain invisible to those who do not speak Hungarian. This blog aims to fill this gap and provide an analytic insight into rising authoritarianism by presenting relevant cases for abuses of power, and giving voice to activists and communities under attack.
Our English language website, Drugreporter, is one of the key regional drug-policy-related news hubs, with a unique online video database, which is constantly growing.
We produce high quality movies and other multimedia content, to document human rights abuses, to educate the public about best practices, to make policy making more accountable and transparent, to chronicle major events of social movements, and to give voice to those people who are marginalised.
We provide training to other NGOs in media and video advocacy. In the past two years, we have trained hundreds of people from all over the world.
We are part of several international networks and run our on Drugreporter Video Advocacy Network and the European Drugpolicy Inititative.
We work with the mainstream media to raise awareness on human rights issues that are rarely covered by them from the perspectives of the most affected communities.
We launch international and national campaigns, focussed on changing drug policies and promoting harm reduction. Most of our campaigns address one of the most outdated global systems, the international drug control system.
RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION
We conduct our own research or collaborate with international research teams.