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HCLU FILM 2010 Video Advocacy Activities of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union


overview CONTENT Foreign language films HIV/AIDS Drug Policy Hungarian Language films Freedom of Information Freedom of Speech Drug Policy Disability Rights Roma Rights Table of all our films in 2010 with streaming and download links NUMBERS In 2010 HCLU produced 127 videos. There are 91 foreign language (English or Russian) and 36 Hungarian language videos. AVAILABILITY The full list of HCLU films can be found in the back of this report. The foreign language films with accompanying articles on the HCLU website can be found at http://tasz.hu/en/hclu-film and in Hungarian at http:// tasz.hu/tasz-film. A brand new feature is that we have English and Hungarian language databases with all the info of the films including download and streaming links and downloadable subtitles at http://tasz.hu/ en/hclufilmsdatabase and in hungarian at http://tasz.hu/ taszfilmadatbazis.

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TRAINING OTHERS Beyond making films we also started training others in video advocacy. On 8-12 March 2010 HCLU with Witness and OSI jointly organized a 5 day long Video Advocacy Institute (VAI) on HIV/AIDS & Human Rights. The training aimed for AIDS 2010 and beyond. The participants were 23 human rights advocates working in the HIV field, from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Hungary, Ukraine, Russia, Kenya, South Africa, and Indonesia. At the request of OSI, the HCLU’s executive director and video advocacy program director held a two day intensive training in Ukraine, for four activists in the harm reduction and sexworker’s rights advocacy field. There were three fields in which the HCLU provided assistance: They had no editing equipment, so we bought them two laptops and tought them how to edit with Adobe Premiere Pro. We provided basic hands-on training in camera use and strategical counseling: we looked at the films they had already made and suggested what they needed to improve or change. We then gave one-onone counseling with regards to future video advocacy strategy planning. The training got very good feedback and we hope we can contribute to their video advocacy in the future.

TRAINING OUR OWN COLLEGUES HCLU’s video program coordinator started to train other program coordinators from HCLU in editing and camera handling. The coordinator and assistant of the patients rights program Tamás Verdes and the SWAN coordinator Aliya Rakhmetova were trained, and they became capable of making raw cuts of films. By doing this we could start making more and more videos in other fields of interest to HCLU. SUBTITLING OUR FILMS We subtitled all our previous films on YouTube to English and Hungarian and we started to subtitle them into Russian as well. We will keep subtitling our new films in these three languages. There are volunteers from all around the world who subtitle our films to their own languages for free, like the Mexican NGO Espolea. APPEARANCE ON INDEX Our videos, mostly the Hungarian ones, but increasingly so the subtitled foreign language films, often appear in the video section at the main page of the leading Hungarian online news portal, Index.hu. This brings tens of thousands of viewers to our videos just in a few days.


STAFF AND CONTRIBUTORS The HCLU film staff consist of 2 full time personnel, István Gábor Takács as the head of the video advocacy program, editor and director and Róbert Bordás as cameraman and editor. HCLU films are made together with the coordinators of other HCLU programs. The drug policy films are made together with Péter Sárosi, director of the drug policy program, who works as a reporter and director on the films. Balázs Dénes director of HCLU, works as producer, co-director and time to time as cameraman. Arielle Reid, Alexandra Gurinova, Katalin Sós, Tamás Kardos and Hunter Holliman provide translations and subtitles on contract or voluntary basis. HCLU’s other program members such as Stefánia Kapronczay, Tivadar Hüttl, Tamás Verdes and Aliya Rakhmetova learned the basics of filming and editing and started to work on their own films as well. Ferenc Bagyinszky head of the HIV/AIDS program works time to time as riporter and co-director on HIV/AIDS related films. Éva Simon, Péter Juhász, Levente Baltay and Jenő Setét from the HCLU’s freedom of information and roma program contribute to these films. Balázs Kodolányi worked as external editor and cameraman on the disability rights videos. Tamás Varga works as EDPI coordinator. Andrea Polgár provides the very important logistical background as head of office at the HCLU. OUR DONORS We thank our donors for making video advocacy at the HCLU possible: Common Sense for Drug Policy, Open Society Institute and the Royal Embassy of the Netherlands. Many thanks for all the supporters of HCLU, our Supporting Members and to all of those activists, experts and citizens who contributed to our films with their passion and great work. HCLU does not accept state funds, but we would gladly accept yours. If you think that our films are worthwhile, please support us with a donation in the amount you think appropriate.

HCLCU staff and contributors in order of appearance in the above text.

This illustrated report was designed and written by István Gábor Takács, director of the HCLU’s video advocacy program, using the original text for the drug policy films by Péter Sárosi. English language proof-reading by Joseph Foss. This report is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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It is no longer enough to have a single MacBook Pro for all the editing we do, so we purchased a used Mac Pro, which may be used by the other colleagues in the office. SWAN took part in the WITNESS - HCLU training in Budapest it received a handycam from Witness. With these camera sets, we can be at three different filming locations now.

PURCHASING NEW EQUIPMENT

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Foreign language films - HIV/AIDS

The Human Rights and HIV/AIDS Now More Than Ever Campaign

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Foreign language films - HIV/AIDS

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campaign calls for the endorsement of the „Human Rights and HIV/AIDS: Now More Than Ever” joint statement on its dedicated website. The joint statement represents the hope of AIDS activists everywhere to place human rights at the center of the global AIDS response. It presents ten simple reasons why protecting human rights is essential in the fight against AIDS. For the campaign HCLU produced 68 short films built around the “10 reasons why human rights should occupy the center of the global AIDS response.” The films are based on 26 interviews of international experts and activists in the HIV/AIDS field. The films are explanations and examples for the 10 reasons. For the complete list of films visit hivhumanrightsnow.org or the dedicated YouTube channel. We produced two longer films about the issue. In the first HIV experts and activists from all around the world explain why human rights are so important in the fight against the HIV epidemic. In the second the experts discuss why it is important that the theme of the upcoming XVIII International AIDS Conference is “Rights here, right now.”

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10 REASONS WHY HUMAN RIGHTS SHOULD OCCUPY THE CENTER OF THE GLOBAL AIDS STRUGGLE

1. Universal access will never be achieved without human rights.

2. Gender inequality makes women more vulnerable to HIV, with women and girls now having the highest rates of infection in heavily affected countries. 3. The rights and needs of children and young people are largely ignored in the response to HIV, even though they are the hardest hit in many places. 4. The worst affected receive the least attention in national responses to HIV. 5. Effective HIV-prevention, treatment, and care programs are under attack. 6. AIDS activists risk their safety by demanding that governments provide greater access to HIV and AIDS services. 7. The protection of human rights is the way to protect the public’s health. 8. AIDS poses unique challenges and requires an exceptional response. 9. “Rights-based” responses to HIV are practical, and they work. 10.

Despite much rhetoric, real action on hiv/aids and human rights remains lacking.

Experts on the previous page, from left to right: Ralf Jürgens, Sofia Gruskin, Liesl Gerntholtz, Susan Timberlake, Joseph Amon, Anne Gathumbi, Delme Cupido, Meena Seshu, Lawrence Mbalati, Ade Fakoya, Nikos Dedes, Ferenc Bagyinszky, Robert Carr, Jonathan Cohen, Tamar Ezer, Jason Sigurdson, Mary Ann Torres, Cynthia Eyakuze, Vivek Divan, Roger Staub, Promise Mthembu, Joanne Csete, Lydia Guterman, Jennifer Bell, Georgina Caswell, Michaela Clayton


Foreign language films - HIV/AIDS

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were active at the AIDS 2010 conference in Vienna. We filmed the March and Rally for Human Rights in the city, that mobilized 20,000 people. The March for Human rights ended at Vienna’s historic Heldenplatz, where activists and government leaders rallied the crowd in support of human rights. Three of our videos, one of them which was specifically made for this event, were shown on stage during the rally and before the performance of Annie Lennox. We edited the film about the march overnight. The organizers watched it on the morning of the last day and liked it so much that they modified the program and showed this film to the audience at the closing ceremony. Later we produced six more videos based on what we filmed in Vienna.

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THE XVIII INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE IN VIENNA


March and Rally for Human Rights during the AIDS 2010 in Vienna.

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Ferenc Bagyinszky, head of the HIV/AIDS program of the HCLU during filming of the March and Rally for Human Rights.


We edited the film about the march overnight.


Foreign language films - HIV/AIDS

Protest for the full replenishment of the Global Fund at the AIDS 2010 in Vienna.

BROKEN PROMISES KILL FULLY FUND THE GLOBAL FUND THE

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, established in 2001, has been a very successful mechanism in the response to these killer diseases in developing countries all over the world. It has played an essential role in realizing the goals of Universal Access with providing more than 2,5 million people with anti-retroviral treatment and scaling up HIVprevention services in 144 countries worldwide.

Now, the Global Fund is going through a crisis: major donor countries are cutting back on their donations, using the financial crisis as an excuse, and with the new eligibility criteria in countries where treatment and prevention services are fully funded by the Global Fund these programs will disappear. We produced the film Broken Promises Kill - Fully Fund the Global Fund to advocate for support the the Global Fund, by calling viewers to sign a letter to the United Nations Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki Moon. 14


Poster during the protest at the AIDS 2010 in Vienna.


Banner drop during the protest for the full replenishment of the Global Fund at the AIDS 2010 in Vienna.


“IN EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, THE AIDS EPIDEMIC IS DRIVEN PRIMARILY BY INTRAVENOUS DRUG USE. WE KNOW WHAT WORKS. HARM REDUCTION.” - BILL CLINTON At

the plenary of the XVIII International AIDS Conference, we recorded Anya Sarang as she talked about Russia’s inhumane drug and WHIV/AIDS policy. We uploaded her full speech in English and plan to subtitle it in Russian too. At the same plenary, Bill Clinton, former president of the USA, called for support to needle exchange and substitution therapy. We uploaded this part of his speech.


Foreign language films - HIV/AIDS

Michael Gwaba

Joyce Kamwana

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the AIDS conference in Vienna, we produced three short videos for the “Here I am campaign” that aims at sensitizing and increasing political support from current donor countries as well as gaining the support of potential donor countries for the Global Fund to

Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria by bringing human stories from the field closer and demonstrating the impacts of the Global Fund on the ground. The three testimonies are from Olga Belyaeva, Michael Gwaba and Joyce Kamwana, who might not be alive today if it wasn’t for the Global Fund.

Olga Belyaeva from Virtus Foundation in Ukraine, and Balázs Dénes, head of the HCLU.

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Foreign language films - HIV/AIDS

István Gábor Takács and Péter Sárosi interviewing Anya Sarang from the Andrey Rylkov foundation at the AIDS 2010

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BalĂĄzs DĂŠnes and Ferenc Bagyinszky interviewing Olimbi Hoxhaj from the Albanian Association of PLWHA.


István Gábor Takács and Péter Sárosi interviewing Evan Wood from the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy. at the AIDS 2010


Foreign language films - Drug Policy

PAVING THE WAY

HARBORSIDE MEDICAL MARIJUANA CENTER OAKLAND CALIFORNIA

Stephen DeAngelo Executive Director of the Harborside Health Center

Juliet Hopper Medical Cannabis Activist

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Foreign language films - Drug Policy

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film titled Paving the Way features one of the Californian medical marijuana dispensaries, the Harborside Medical Marijuana Health Center, opened by Stephen DeAngelo in 2006 in Oakland. It is a non-profit organization established by people who use marijuana for various health problems, including cancer, HIV, multiple sclerosis and chronic pain. Members of the Harborside collective of patients grow marijuana to supply their own medical needs. The Harborside recently employs 77 people, has 30,000 registered patients and brings in about $20 million (£12.4 million) annually in revenue. This film was published with Hungarian subtitles on the main page of the leading Hungarian online magazine Index.hu. The coordinator of the HCLU’s video advocacy program shot this film while being on a private trip to San Francisco before the Albuquerque conference.

150 kinds of cannabis bud 25 different hashish 25 edible cannabis products

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“IN 2007 I GOT CANCER FOR THE THIRD TIME. GOING THROUGH CHEMOTHERAPY AND DOING ALL THAT, I COULD NOT IMAGINE BEING ABLE TO BE ALIVE TODAY HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR MY CANNABIS.”

- JULIET HOPPER

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The

Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) of the United Nations is one of the international events we continue to feature every year since we started using video in advocacy in 2007.

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Foreign language films - Drug Policy

Antonio-Maria Costa, head of UNODC and Viktor Ivanov

RUSSIA AND METHADONE:

BREAKING THE ICE

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2010 the HCLU’s video advocacy team attended a press conference at the CND organized by the Russian delegation. We asked Mr. Viktor Ivanov, the head of the Federal Drug Control Service, the largest anti-drug agency in the world, to explain why his country does not tackle the demand side problems present in Russia with evidence based interventions, such as Opiate Substitution Treatment (OST). Mr. Ivanov said there is no evidence that methadone treatment works, but he also said that there is a possibility to experiment with methadone in the regional level, which has never been said before in Russia. When on the next day we asked Mr. Antonio Maria Costa, the head of the UN agency on drugs (UNODC) to comment, he expressed his disagreement with Mr. Ivanov concerning the effectiveness of OST, and he also emphasized that despite his general disapproval of OST Mr. Ivanov said there is a possibility to introduce methadone programs at the regional level. Unfortunately, Mr. Ivanov’s Vienna statement was never repeated in Russia. In our film various experts explain the effectiveness of methadone.

Péter Sárosi, director of the HCLU’s drug policy program

Regarding Russia, Methadone and the International Law, we uploaded three more short videos. They are three uncut presentations from the 2009 Moscow AIDS conference held by international and Russian experts on the unavailability of methadone in Russia and on the successful example of substitution therapy in Germany. The presentations are by Vladimir Ibragimov, Head of the UNODC Country Office for the Russian Federation, Professor William E Butler and Dr. Ingo Ilja Michels Office of the Federal Drug Commissioner, Federal Ministry of Health, Germany.


Foreign language films- Drug Policy

Clean Needles Save Lives Needle Exchange in the US

An HCLU and HRC Film

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two decades, the US Congress has voted to lift a ban on federal funding of needle exchange programs in December 2009. This historic decision signals a new area for harm reduction in the United States – HCLU’s video, titled Clean Needles Save Lives shows why and how needle exchange programs protect communities from the unintended harms caused by drug use and drug policies. The film was made in cooperation with the Harm Reduction Coalition.

A new feature in this film was that we combined the interviews we shot at the Drug Policy Reform Conference in New Mexico in 2009 with the footage Matt Curtis filmed for us in New York at the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center. This method was very cost effective, because we could produce a film about New York, with New York footage, without actually being in New York. We later used this method again, and will use it whenever it is possible.

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Foreign language films - Drug Policy

LIVERPOOL:

BACK TO THE ROOTS OF HARM REDUCTION

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years ago service providers in Liverpool started to experiment with innovative approaches to drug problems. They distributed sterile needles to drug users to protect them from HIV, and provided heroin users with a substitute drug called methadone to prevent crime and overdoses. Later this approach was named harm reduction. The Liverpool (or Merseyside) model of harm reduction inspired service providers and user activists all over Europe to start their own projects – in the 1990s harm reduction became an international movement. The first International Harm Reduction Conference was held in Liverpool in 1990. 20 years later at the International Harm reduction conference was held in Liverpool again. We asked the pioneers of Liverpool about the beginnings and produced the video titled „Liverpool: Back to the Roots of Harm Reduction”.

Patrick O’Hare

Russell Newcombe

Lyn Matthews

Alan Matthews

Alan Parry

The first needle exchange in Liverpool operated in a toilet

In 2010 IHRA’s “Global State of Harm Reduction 2010” report emphasizes that despite the significant political successes of harm reduction in the world, there is still a huge gap between the needs of people who use drugs and the coverage of existing services. It is estimated that almost 16 million injecting drug users live in the world but only a minority has access to life saving services like needle exchange or opiate substitution treatment. In some countries with a high prevalence of HIV among IDUs there is less than 1 needle distributed per person per year, in 76 countries where injecting drug use exists there is no access to needle exchange at all. While

there are sixty-one OST recipients for every 100 people who inject drugs in Western-Europe there is less than one in Central-Asia – and OST is completely prohibited in Russia, with one of the largest IDU population. The mainstreaming and scaling up of harm reduction in a global level is impossible without the strong support of UN drug control bodies such as the Commission on Narcotic Drugs of the UN – that rejected the term harm reduction in March. And even more important is to make the general population understand: it is worth investing in harm reduction because it does not only protect drug users but the whole community.


Foreign language films - Drug Policy

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O SES X LOERDO A N E OV E M RVIV O H O SU E K GHT T A T E RI TH

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our second film from Liverpool we focus on a pragmatic harm reduction tool that can prevent lethal overdoses: naloxone distribzution. Naloxone has been shown to be useful in the reversal of central nervous system depression induced by overdoses of opioid drugs such as heroin.

Dan Bigg

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Foreign language films - Drug Policy

Dr. Sarz Maxwell

If you provide access to this medicine to injecting drug users and train them how to use it, you can prevent a significant proportion of otherwise nonpreventable deaths in this community. We launched this film on Overdose awareness day, August 31.

Nabarun Dasgubta and PĂŠte

r SĂĄrosi

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Foreign language films - Drug Policy

ABUSE IN THE NAME OF TREATMENT

DRUG DETENTION CENTERS IN ASIA

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Asia, hundreds of thousands of drug users are detained under inhumane circumstances in compulsory rehabilitation centers. Detainees are often forced to work for free, starved, beaten, tortured and raped – but they don’t get any treatment or rehabilitation. If they finally leave the camps, they feel more disconnected from society than at any time before. The vast majority of detainees who leave the camps start to use drugs again or engage in other illegal activities. The HCLU produced a short film featuring expert commentary and footage and pictures of camps from Vietnam and China to show the situation and encourage people to act up for the closure of these camps. The film is widely circulated and appears in several human rights and drug policy campaigns, like the Vienna Declaration campaign. HCLU’s films are often in the study courses of foreign universities, such as this film.

Inmates sew at a compulsory drug rehabilitation centre in Kunming, China. The picture is by Reuters/Vándorkő (2009).

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Foreign language films - Drug Policy

Koh Kor, a government-run detention center in Cambodia, built on the site of a former Khmer Rouge-era prison and execution camp.

Carel Edwards - EU Commission

PĂŠter SĂĄrosi - HCLU

Dean Lewis - ANPUD

Mauro Guarinieri - Global Fund

Daniel Wolfe - OSI

Joseph Amon - Human Rights Watch

In the film heads of UN bodies like the UNODC, UNAIDS, and the director of the Global Fund condemn the camps and ask for their closure.

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Patients shout slogans and march during their morning exercise at the Kunming Municipal Compulsory Rehabilitation Centre in Kunming. The picture is by Reuters/Våndorkő (2009).


Chinese women drug users eat dinner at the Kunming Drug Rehabilitation Centre, which is the largest in the world with nearly 4,000 people, May 20, 2004. The picture is by Reuters/Våndorkő (2009).


Foreign language films - Drug Policy

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Foreign language films - Drug Policy

Péter Sárosi and István Gábor Takács interviewing Matthew Southwell from INPUD

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high presence of drug user activists at the conference provided a good opportunity to make a promotional video for INPUD: The International Network of People who Use Drugs. INPUD is a global network of drug users, that aims to challenge the dogma Dean Lewis that drug users are worthless. It is the light in the darkness for user activists from all over the world: it gives them hope that change is possible. INPUD is a guarantee that the voice of people who use drugs will not be ignored at international forums that aim to “tackle the drug problem” and makes sure that the slogan of the Vancouver Dean Lewis Declaration - “nothing about us without us” – is respected in decision-making processes.

Aram Barra and Oscar Montenegro

Masha Ovchinnikova

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Foreign language films - Drug Policy

Pavel Bem, Mayor of Prague

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Tomas Zàbranský

Prague Declartion - 7 Principles for Urban Drug Policies” is our film about a new manifesto, that was launched at the “Urban Drug Policies in the Globalised World Conference” in Prague, in October 2010. This document declared a simple and brief set of seven principles of effective drug policies at the local level, that are crucial for urban drug policies, and are based on available evidence and human rights. Pavel Bem, the mayor of Prague and Christine Köhler-Azara, drug-coordinator of the City of Berlin were the first signatories of the declaration. At the Urban Drug Policies in the Globalized World Conference we had the chance to interview Swiss experts about Switzerland’s successful drug policy. The film “From the Mountaintops: The Evolution of Swiss Drug Policy” was made to accompany the OSI publication “From the “Mountaintops: What the World Can Learn from Drug Policy Change in Switzerland.” In the late 1980s, Switzerland witnessed a significant increase in the use of injected drugs and was hit hard by the harms associated with it, such as increased HIV infection and rising crime rates. This short film outlines how the country successfully resolved these problems through the introduction of an innovative national drug policy. In this video we did the same as with the Clean Needles Save Lives video: by combining our interviews of Swiss experts with original footage 46

Prof. Ambros Uchtenhagen

Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

from Zurich that the Municipality provided us, and pictures of the city, we could produce an interesting film about Zurich, without even being there. At the same conference we recorded the opening speech of Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch, the head of the OSI’s Global Drug Policy Program at the “Urban Drug Policies in the Globalized World” Conference. When we are at conferences, we often pick those presentations that are the most interesting or useful, and upload the full length videos. It is an easy and fast way of getting out key messages to wider audiences. At the end of July 2010 the current head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Antonio Maria Costa left his post after eight years. Ban Ki Moon, the Secretary General of the UN decided to appoint the current Russian ambassador to the UK, Yuri Fedotov the new Executive Director. Russia is a country with one of the worst records on drug policy and human rights: it ignores scientific evidence on effective HIV prevention among drug users and its punitive drug laws push drug users to the margins of society. In our campaign video titled „We Don’t Want a Russian UN Drug Czar!” we called viewers to send email to Ban Ki Moon, the Secretary General of the UN, and ask him to reconsider his decision.


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Hungarian language films - Freedom of Information

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION HCLU

reports: On Sávoly”. In this campaign we called the Prime Minister to make public the feasibility study of a ‘murky’ 130 mn EUR investment in Hungary, financed by an EU fund and the Hungarian Development Bank (MFB). A new motor race-course (the so-called ’Balatonring’ in Sávoly) was to be built in Hungary with state aid despite many alarming facts. According to documents leaked from the Ministry of Finance, officials found the investment very “risky, uneconomic and unlawful.” In our campaign film using green screen technique (actually a green IKEA blanket in a kitchen), we raised awareness of the issue, and called on viewers to ask for the minutes of the governmental meeting that decided to fund the project despite warnings by the Ministry of Finance. The campaign was featured on the main Hungarian online journal, Index. hu, and also on our dedicated “Active Citizen” website. Around a thousand letters were sent to the Prime Minister. The minutes of the meeting were not given out, but due to the scandal the project was stopped, and the unlawful funding did not happen. Our video had 7000 views on Indavideo and YouTube. The freedom of information program runs a lot of trials at court for public data against governmental oganizations. We always record the most important trials. We would use these videos for educational purposes, as Tivadar Hüttl the head of the freedom of information program already used them during his university lecture.

Balázs Dénes Executive Director of HCLU

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Tivadar Hüttl head of data protection and freedom of information program during the green screen recordings


Hungarian language films - Freedom of Speech

FREEDOM OF SPEECH The High Court warned Péter Uj, the Editor in Chief of Index for writing that the wine of Tokaj kereskedőház is “shit.” As a protection of freedom of speech, we made a video saying the decision of the court is shit. Certain leaders of the 6th district of Budapest asked for a 18 Million HUF Bribe so Károly Berecz’s company could apply to buy a flat. Berecz turned to the National Bureau of Investigation, but the Bureau handled the case so badly that they did not get to the source of the bribe request. The corrupt official later denounced him at court for what he said to the press. HCLU produced this short film ”the story of a bribery” about his case because we believe that this is how we can fight corruption, but it is unaccaptable that the Bureau of Investigation does such a bad job.

Éva Simon, head of HCLU’s freedom of speech program talks about the judge’s decision in the “Shit” case.

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Hungarian language films - Drug Policy

DRUG POLICY FEAR

and Loathing in Debrecen. In the end of February 2010 the police received a phone call in the city of Debrecen, reporting young people using drugs in a dance club. Media reported that two persons were taken to the hospital due to drug overdose - according to the people in our video there were no overdoses at all but police beat, humiliated and scared people so much that they had to be taken to the hospital. At the drug raid everybody had to take of their clothes, even women, while policeman were present. Based on HCLU’s complaint, the Independent Police Complaint Commission decided that the police action was a severe violation of people’s rights. This video received wide publicity with 15500 views on Index. “Prison sentence for drug use in Hungary.” According to Hungarian practice, if a person is caught in possession of drugs, the courts may add up the sum of drugs the user confesses to have used over the years, which then can reach a very high amount. The courts even ordered a computer program that easily counts the sentence based on the confessed amount. This results in actual prison sentences. One case is shown in our film, in which HCLU’s client finally doesn’t have to go to Computer program bought by the courts to calculate the punishment based on the self conjail. This film got 6000 views in the Index article. fessed numbers of years of drug use.

At the end of 2010, a few weeks before it took over the EU presidency, the Hungarian government announced that it does not support the country’s national drug strategy because they say it’s based on “drug liberalization and harm reduction” - even though the document is supported by the vast majority of professionals and civil society organizations and it is fully in line with the EU drug strategy. In addition, the national drug coordinator was dismissed, the National Press conference of NGOs in the drug field Drug Prevention Institute was abolished and the drug budget was significantly cut. HCLU’s short film was shot at the press conference held by drug prevention, therapy, rehab and harm reduction umbrella organizations where these experts stood up for the Hungarian National Drug Strategy. In HCLU’s ongoing campaign we asked foreign NGOs to sign the petition for evidence based drug policy. A Drug-free world: A nice dream or a harmful utopy? A summary video of a discussion forum organized by HCLU on the Anti-Drugs Day in 2010. 50


Hungarian language films - Disability Rights

DISABILITY RIGHTS

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the Patients’ Rights program hired an external cameraman and editor as we were overwhelmed with work, but as Tamás Verdes, who is working on disability rights issues, learned camera handling and editing from the video advocacy coordinator, it became possible to produce short advocacy videos on our own, much faster and cheaper than by using external help. In 2010 HCLU produced five advocacy videos in the field of disability rights. Pupils without school is a touching short film that “reports” on the unresolved situation of lack of schools for disabled children. One step forward, two steps backward is a short video on a press conference/presentation about the necessity of deinstitutionalization of long stay institutions for the intellectually disabled, and on how funds allocated for this purpose were used for building more long stay institutions instead of familyscale housing. Judith Klein People under guardianship may not vote in Hungary although they have opinion on public matters, on the world and on politics. HCLU’s film ”Without Representation” is for the suffrage of people under guardianship. Gábor Attila Tóth

The changes in law regarding the guardianship of people living with disabilities could improve the living conditions of these people a great deal. HCLU launched a campaign for the reform. Our film about NGOs for the reformation of the guardianship system in Hungary is also available on Index. Gábor Gombos and Melinda Kovács

Zsuzsanna Szilvásy and János Kulka

When we have the capacity, we try to help NGOs in Hungary with video advocacy tools in cases that are important to us. A travel around autism – can my schoolmate be an autist?. This was the title of the introductory school class of the Hungarian Autistic Society. The class featured a celebrity actor, and the video was shown on Index. We translated, subtitled and published the film of Witness titled ”Living Proof” about familyscale housing for people living with disabilities,

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The Early Intervention Centre in Budapest. One of the rare places where kids with severe and/or multiple disabilities can go to school.


In Hungary there are 15 thousand people with disabilites living in 147 large scale institutions. Some of them are like on the images above.


Zoltรกn Kollรกr is under guardianship precluding competency, while contrarily he is completely devoid of mental disability.


Hungarian language films - Roma Rights

ROMA RIGHTS The roma program now employs Róbert Bordás full time, who is documenting the roma program’s work and records testimonies on the field. Based on his footage, we then produce short films on certain stories and issues, as a kind of ongoing continuation of the film “Without rights” in the form of a series. The films are published on the dedicated “Without Rights Blog.” The short film Eviction is about the inhumane processes of eviction of poor people from municipality owned houses once they were unable to pay. This film was published on Index and garnered around 14 thousand views by the end of 2010. Romani people could not get donations for the victims of the flood in summer 2010, collected by the radical right wing party ‘Jobbik’ and its unlawful paramilitary “National Guard”. Donations were only given to those who actually voted for ‘Jobbik’. This film was also watched 11000 times on Index. A house ruined during eviction.

Péter Juhász - HCLU

Soma reading for children

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We produced a short video for the “Lets read together!” campaign. The campaign aims at facilitating and helping reading by poor families, parents and children. Among other activities, celebrities visit schools and read along with the kids.


Hungarian language films - Roma Rights

Levente Baltay of HCLU interviewing the family whose 12 years old son Gergő was tortured at the police station.

We launched our series of documentations of police brutality against Roma people in Hungary titled „They Serve and Beat.” The first film is titled „Tom, the Cop (Part I.). “Tom” is a cop in a small village in Taktakenéz, in Borsod County, Hungary, where he keeps local Roma Gergő in fear. He punishes them, curses them and beats them up. The film is a story of a few young people who are constantly being beaten up by Tom, sometimes at the call of the school director. In “Tom, the Cop (Part II.)” we tell the story of a 12-year-old Roma boy who was beaten and tortured by Tomi and his collegues at the police station. His head was smashed against the wall by all the policeman. Also, he had to drink five glasses of water after which his belly was beaten. In “Christening with Tear Gas” we record the testimony of a family as they tell how their Christening party was stormed by riot police, and all the people there were tear gassed, including women and children. Some of them were beaten, and taken to the police station, where the doctor reported “no signs harm.” The police station sent them a message that they should not go there to complain, and finally they were charged with attacking police officers. These videos are all featured on the main page of Index, the major Hungarian Online magazine.

Signs of police brutality. Their complaints were rejected.

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Hungarian language films - Roma Rights

“MAKE YOUR VOICE SEEN” With the support of the Royal Embassy of the Netherlands, we started to upload direct messages from Romani people on Youtube. The aim of the “Make your voice seen!” project is to give a chance for “voiceless” people to tell their message, their story and their problems to a worldwide audience. We’ve uploaded 16 of these messages so far. These messages appear on HCLU’s romani blog and they are widely circulated on HCLU’s Romani program’s facebook page. We just started to subtitle our Roma rights videos to the English language. Soon all of them will have subtitles.

Jenő Setét - HCLU

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Hungarian language films - Roma Rights FILM FESTIVALS Our film from last year abour Roma issues “Without Rights” was selected for screening in Zagreb, Croatia on a “Hungarian Doc Jam”, a festival of fresh and exciting Hungarian documentaries. It was played as a separate NGO session at the VERZIO International Human Rights Documentary Festival, and it was screened at the “Faces of Poverty Festival.”

1% PROMOTIONAL FILMS These films are produced to call attention to the 1% of tax that can be donyated to NGOs in Hungary. We produced one of the films at a fundraising party for a and the other one was produced by a marketing company for us. This latter fictional video shows every 4th person randomly arrested at a bus station to illustrate the percentage of people who use illicit drugs in Hungary and are considered criminals.

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LIST OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMS 10-11-2010 The Prague Declaration - 7 Principles for Urban Drug Policies Watch HCLU’s new movie on a new manifesto for urban drug policies based on evidence and human rights! URLs http://drogriporter.hu/en/praguedeclaration http://tasz.hu/en/hclu-film/prague-declaration-7-principles-urban-drug-policies Download link http://www.mediafire.com/?8pa2cgatv6t0h0u Language English Subtitles English, Hungarian, (Russian coming soon…) 25-09-2010 From the Mountaintops: The Evolution of Swiss Drug Policy HCLU’s film outlines Switzerland’s successful drug policy. URLs http://drogriporter.hu/en/swiss http://tasz.hu/en/hclu-film/what-world-can-learn-switzerland-s-drug-policy-shift Download link http://www.mediafire.com/?cpjzefh4f6jxl5p Language English Subtitles English, Hungarian, (Russian coming soon…) 20-09-2010 Broken Promises Kill - Fully Fund the Global Fund Watch this latest short film by HCLU, and support activists from all over the world in the campaign to fully fund the Global Fund. URLs http://tasz.hu/en/hclu-film/broken-promises-kill-fully-fund-global-fund Download link Language Subtitles

Coming soon… English English, Russian, Hungarian, (Russian coming soon…)

17-09-2010 INPUD - International Network of People who Use Drugs This movie is about a global network that aims to challenge the dogma that drug users are worthless URLs http://drogriporter.hu/en/inpud http://tasz.hu/en/hclu-film/inpud-international-network-people-who-use-drugs Download link http://www.mediafire.com/?f7fnt0h80479rb7 Language English Subtitles English, Hungarian, Spanish, (Russian coming soon…) 06-09-2010 Abuse in the Name of Treatment - Drug Detention Centers in Asia The HCLU’s new movie features forced drug detention centers in Asia URLs http://drogriporter.hu/en/ddt http://tasz.hu/en/hclu-film/abuse-name-treatment-drug-detention-centers-asia Download link http://www.mediafire.com/?kbtgznenf62ggaj Language English Subtitles English, Hungarian, Russian, Spanish 31-08-2010 Take Home Naloxone - The Right to Survive Overdoses HCLU’s new video on Naloxone prescription, the best way to fight opiate overdoses. URLs http://drogriporter.hu/en/naloxone http://tasz.hu/en/hclu-film/take-home-naloxone-right-survive-overdoses Download link http://www.mediafire.com/?4hzqs8rzw9nib1z Language English Subtitles English, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Spanish

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26-08-2010 Three short videos for the “Here I am campaign” During the AIDS conference in Vienna, we produced three short videos for the “Here I am campaign” that aims at sensitizing and increasing political support from current donor countries and gain the support of potential donor countries for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria by bringing human stories from the field closer and demonstrating the impacts of the Global Fund on the ground. The three persons are Olga Belyaeva, Michael Gwaba and Joyce Kamwana. URLs http://www.hereiamcampaign.org/ http://www.hereiamcampaign.org/leaders/ambassadors/olga-belyaeva-ukraine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9j6dBjRqmI http://www.hereiamcampaign.org/leaders/ambassadors/michael http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=risrrovixmY http://www.hereiamcampaign.org/leaders/ambassadors/joyce-kamwana http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgVRbfr8Zok Download link Joyce: http://www.mediafire.com/?72dhbl9r6b2ai9h Olga: http://www.hereiamcampaign.org/leaders/ambassadors/olga-belyaeva-ukraine Michael: http://www.mediafire.com/?p8c06ipzmpmxg68 Language English, Russian Subtitles English for Olga 23-07-2010 March and Rally for Human Rights at AIDS 2010 HCLU’s video on the fantastic March for Human Rights at AIDS 2010, that mobilized 20 thousand people in Vienna! URLs http://tasz.hu/en/hiv-aids-en/march-and-rally-human-rights-aids-2010 Download link http://www.mediafire.com/?mc817fr4vjo9zr4 Language Subtitles

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23-07-2010 10 reasons why human rights should occupy the center of the global AIDS response Short film exclusively produced for the Human Rights Rally in Vienna at the AIDS 2010 URLs http://tasz.hu/en/hclu-film/10-reasons-why-human-rights-should-occupy-center-global-aids-response Download link http://www.mediafire.com/?wdziy2py98lev5w Language English Subtitles 23-07-2010 Anya Sarang on HIV, Drug Policy and Harm Reduction Full speech of Anya Sarang in which she criticizes Russia’s drug policy at the International AIDS Conference. URLs http://drogriporter.hu/en/anyavienna Download link http://www.mediafire.com/?3ly0um3navzxv77 Language English, Subtitles English and Russian coming soon… 21-07-2010 Bill Clinton calls for harm reduction A short video from the AIDS 2010 conference in which Bill Clinton, former president if the USA speaks out for harm reduction URLs http://drogriporter.hu/en/node/1650 Download link http://www.mediafire.com/?in2dr44p52x2h3b Language English Subtitles Hungarian coming soon… 08-07-2010 We Don’t Want a Russian UN Drug Czar! HCLU’s campaign video against the nomination of Jurij Fedotov, a Russian diplomat for the head of UNODC. The aim of the campaign was to call attention to the Russian situation and that the UNODC led by someone under the direct control of the Russian Federation may be disastrous. URLs http://drogriporter.hu/en/fedotov Download link http://www.mediafire.com/?gwsqf9x1iwuw6j4 Language English Subtitles -

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31-05-2010 Liverpool: Back to the Roots of Harm Reduction This video shot at the 20th International Harm Reduction Conference features the beginnings of harm reduction in Liverpool. URLs http://drogriporter.hu/en/liverpool Download link Liverpool.mov Language English Subtitles English, Russian, Hungarian 22-04-2010 Paving the way: Harborside Medical Marijuana Health Center HCLU’s video on the Harborside Medical Marijuana Health Center in Oakland, California. URLs http://drogriporter.hu/en/harborside http://www.indavideo.hu/video/A_marihuana_legalizalasa_mar_ nem_csak_vizio Download link English: http://www.mediafire.com/?jyknd2lurjm Hungarian: http://www.mediafire.com/?jthjjn2jnkn German: http://www.mediafire.com/?y147h75ayl4ax4k Language English Subtitles English, Hungarian, Spanish, German 31-03-2010 Rights Here, Right Now! Human Rights is in the focus of the XVIII International AIDS Conference, to be held in Vienna on the 18-23 of July 2010. In this short film experts and activist from around the world explain why it is important for human rights to get attention. URLs http://tasz.hu/en/hclu-film/rights-here-right-now Download link Language Subtitles

http://www.mediafire.com/?zna6nhf1py9ztat English English

29-03-2010 Human Rights and HIV/AIDS: Now More Than Ever HIV Experts and activist from all around the world explain why human rights are so important in the fight against the HIV epidemic. URLs http://tasz.hu/en/hclu-film/human-rights-and-hivaids-now-more-ever Download link http://www.mediafire.com/?z7mcyix8k87bgxm Language English Subtitles English 22-03-2010 Russia, Methadone and the International Law Three uncut presentations from the 2009 Moscow AIDS conference by international and Russian experts on the legal analysis of the unavailability of methadone in Russia. The presentations are by Vladimir Ibragimov, Head of the UNODC Country Office for the Russian Federation, Professor William E Butler and Dr. Ingo Ilja Michels Office of the Federal Drug Commissioner, Federal Ministry of Health, Germany. URLs http://drogriporter.hu/en/russiamethadoneUNODC Download link Vladimir Ibragimov Professor William E Butler Dr. Ingo Ilja Michels Language Russian, English Subtitles 12-03-2010 Russia and Methadone: Breaking the Ice HCLU’s video advocacy team attended a press conference organized by the Russian delegation in Vienna at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in 2010. We asked Mr. Viktor Ivanov, the head of the Federal Drug Control Service, why they still don’t allow methadone. Mr. Ivanov said there is no evidence that methadone treatment works, but he also said that there is a possibility to experiment with methadone in the regional level, which has never been said before in Russia. In the film various experts, like Carel Edwards from the EU Commission or Antonio maria Costa from the UN share their knowledge on methadone and the Russian situation. URLs http://drogriporter.hu/en/russia Download link http://www.mediafire.com/?gyojtajyjh0 Language Russian Subtitles English, Hungarian and Russian Subtitles

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23-02-2010 68 videos for the Human Rights and HIV/AIDS Now More than Ever Campaign The campaign calls for the endorsement of the Human Rights and HIV/AIDS: Now More Than Ever joint statement on the website http://hivhumanrightsnow.org/ For the campaign HCLU produced 68 short films built around the „10 reasons why human rights should occupy the center of the global AIDS response.” The films are based on 26 interviews of international experts and activist in the HIV/AIDS field. The films are explanations and examples for the 10 reasons. URLs http://hivhumanrightsnow.org/ http://www.youtube.com/user/HIVhumanRights2010 Download link Coming soon... Language English Subtitles English 15-01-2010 Clean Needles Save Lives After two decades, the US Congress has voted to lift a ban on federal funding of needle exchange programs in December 2009. This historic decision signals a new area for harm reduction in the United States – HCLU’s video shows why and how needle exchange programs protect communities from the unintended harms caused by drug use and drug policies. The film was made in cooperation with the Harm Reduction Coalition. URLs http://drogriporter.hu/en/needle Download link http://www.mediafire.com/?hmrz35jyyvy Language English Subtitles English, Hungarian, Russian, Spanish

LIST OF HUNGARIAN LANGUAGE FILMS 10-12-2010 The experts stand up for the Hungarian drug strategy Drug prevention, therapy, rehab and harm reduction umbrella organizations held a press conference together for the upkeep of the national drug strategy that the new government withdrew saying “harm reduction is not acceptable” URLs http://tasz.hu/tasz-film/szakma-kiall-drogstrategia-mellett http://indavideo.hu/video/A_drogszakma_kiall_a_nemzeti_drogstrategia_ertekei_mellett Download link http://www.mediafire.com/?ck83lsqzbk6ajc4 Language Hungarian Subtitles Nincs 10-12-2010 They Serve and Beat: Christening with Tear Gas Early September 2010, riot police arrived with 3 cars and attacked a Christening celebration of roma people, spraying tear gas on everyone they found, including children. URLs http://tasz.hu/romaprogram/szolgalunk-es-verunk-keresztelo-konnygazzal http://jogtalanul.blog.hu/2010/12/10/szolgalunk_es_verunk_keresztelo_konnygazzal http://indavideo.hu/video/Szolgalunk_es_Verunk_Keresztelo_Konnygazzal Download link Soon Language Hungarian Subtitles Soon 23-11-2010 They Serve and Beat: Tom, the Cop (Part II.) Tom, the cop was finally transferred to another village. He kept his violent behaviour. In this part, the HOrváth family tells the story of a violent encounter with Tomi, and how the local policemen tortured their 12 years old son at the police station. URLs http://tasz.hu/romaprogram/szolgalunk-es-verunk-tomi-rendor-ii-resz http://jogtalanul.blog.hu/2010/11/23/szolgalunk_es_verunk_tomi_a_rendor_ii_resz http://indavideo.hu/video/Szolgalunk_es_Verunk_Tomi_a_rendor_llresz Download link Soon… Language Hungarian Subtitles Soon…

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18-11-2010 The story of a bribery Certain leaders of the 6th district of Budapest asked for a 18 Million HUF Bribe so Károly Berecz’s company may apply to buy a flat. Berecz turned to the National Bureau of Investigation, but the Bureau handled the case so badly that they did not get to the source of the bribe request. The briber later denounced him at court for what he said to the press. HCLU produced this short film about his case because we believe that this is how we can fight corruption, but it is unaccaptable that the Bureau of Investigation does such a bad job. URLs http://indavideo.hu/video/Egy_vesztegetes_tortenete Download link Soon… Language Hungarian Subtitles 17-11-2010 They Serve and Beat: Tom, the Cop (Part I.) “Tom” is a cop in a small village in Taktakenéz, in Borsod County, Hungary, where he keeps local roma in fear. He punishes them, curses them and beats them up. URLs http://tasz.hu/romaprogram/szolgalunk-es-verunk-tomi-rendor-i-resz http://jogtalanul.blog.hu/2010/11/17/tomi_a_rendor_i_resz http://indavideo.hu/video/Szolgalnak_es_Vernek Download link Soon… Language Hungarian Subtitles Soon… 19-10-2010 A class on autism with János Kulka A travel around autism – can my schoolmate be an autist? This was the title of the class of the Hungarian Autistic Society. HCLU made a film about it. URLs http://tasz.hu/betegjog/osztalyfonoki-ora-az-autizmusrol-kulka-janossal http://indavideo.hu/video/Osztalyfonoki_ora_az_autizmusrol_Kulka_Janossal Download link http://www.mediafire.com/?f66badf8u72ci6h Language Hungarian Subtitles 09-10-2010 Lets read together! In Sáta, with Soma The Lets read together! campaign aims at facilitating and helping reading by poor families, parents and children. URLs http://tasz.hu/romaprogram/olvassunk-egyutt-sata-somaval Download link Language Hungarian Subtitles 01-09-2010 Pupils without schools HCLU “reports” on the unresolved situation of lack of schools for mutiple disabled people. URLs http://tasz.hu/betegjog/iskolasok-iskola-nelkul-tasz-uj-filmje http://indavideo.hu/video/Fogyatekos_suli Download link http://www.mediafire.com/?vtnmjizzmko Language Hungarian Subtitles 08-07-2010 Romani people could not get from the donations The radical right wing party Jobbik collected donations for the victims of the flood, but they did not give any for the roma. URLs http://tinyurl.com/38ye58b http://tinyurl.com/3y6oe6s Download link http://www.mediafire.com/?vtnmjizzmko Language Hungarian Subtitles -

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08-07-2010 “Make your voice seen!” – 16 messages so far With the Support of the Royal Embassy of the Netherlands, we started to upload direct messages from romani people on youtube. The aim of the project is to give a chance for voiceless people to tell their message, their story and their problems to a worldwide audience. As this is a very fresh initiative we’ve uploaded 5 of these messages and there is a lot more to come. These messages appear on HCLU’s romani blog: http://jogtalanul.blog.hu and they are widely circulated on HCLU’s romani program’s facebook page. http://tasz.hu/tasz-film/lattasd-hangod-sorozat-jogtalanul-blogon-eddig-16-uzenet A blog itt érhető el: http://Jogtalanul.blog.hu Az egyes üzenetek itt érhetőek el: Why does it worth? http://jogtalanul.blog.hu/2010/12/07/szaz_nap_foghazban_egy_logasert_a_buszon Protest in a cage http://jogtalanul.blog.hu/2010/12/01/titakozas_ketrecben Homeless because of they burned her house http://jogtalanul.blog.hu/2010/11/30/leegett_haz Would they out him in jail unlawfully? http://jogtalanul.blog.hu/2010/10/28/torvenyellenesen_leultetnek “You got money,you got baby, you ain’t got money, ain’t got no baby either.” http://jogtalanul.blog.hu/2010/10/07/ha_van_penz_lesz_baba_ha_nincs_penz_nem_lesz_baba The horsetrader cop http://jogtalanul.blog.hu/2010/10/05/a_lokupec_rendor There’s no trash car at the roma settlement http://jogtalanul.blog.hu/2010/09/21/a_romatelepen_nem_jar_kukasauto I’d send this to Viktor Orbán http://jogtalanul.blog.hu/2010/09/13/orban_viktornak_uzennem „Punishment for work” http://jogtalanul.blog.hu/2010/07/22/munkaert_birsag „To work, not to live on aid, but to work” http://jogtalanul.blog.hu/2010/07/21/dolgozni_nem_segelyt_kapni_hanem_ dolgozni „They looked at how the house collapsed“ (On the flood) http://jogtalanul.blog.hu/2010/07/16/neztek_hogy_omlik_ossze_a_ lakas „I don’t care if Hungarian or roma” http://jogtalanul.blog.hu/2010/07/12/nekem_mindegy_hogy_cigany_vagy_magyar „There are no words for that” On the flood) http://jogtalanul.blog.hu/2010/07/11/erre_nincs_mit_mondani_1 „The fish jumped up by the fence” On the flood) http://jogtalanul.blog.hu/2010/07/10/a_keritesnel_a_hal_felugrott Discrimination during the aid at the flood (On the flood) http://jogtalanul.blog.hu/2010/07/09/diszkriminacio_az_arvizi_ karok_enyhitese_soran Sajóbábony though the eyes of a roma. http://jogtalanul.blog.hu/2010/07/05/sajobabony_egy_roma_szemevel URLs Download link Language Subtitles

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01-07-2010 A Drug-free world: A nice dream or a harmful utopy? Video of a discussion forum organized by HCLU on the Anti-Drugs Day in 2010. URLs http://drogriporter.hu/godor Download link http://www.mediafire.com/?8i2tx0me1vec725 Language Hungarian Subtitles 07-06-2010 Prison sentence for drug use in Hungary According to the Hungarian practice, the courts may add up the sum of drugs the user confesses to have used over the years, which then can reach high amount. This results in actual prison sentences. One case is shown in our film. this film got a lot of views on Index URLs http://drogriporter.hu/osszegzes http://www.indavideo.hu/video/Drogfogyasztasert_borton_-_a_TASZ_jelenti/ Download link http://www.mediafire.com/?5bxzsbn71w8daj7 Language Hungarian Subtitles -

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12-05-2010 NGOs for the reformation of the guardianship system in Hungary The changes in law regarding the guardianship of people living with disabilities could improve the living conditions of these people a lot. HCLU launched a campaign for the reform. This film also appeared on Index. URLs http://tasz.hu/betegjog/gondnoksagi-reformot-most-kuldjon-e-mailt-leendo-minisztereknek http://www.indavideo.hu/video/Civilek_a_gondnoksagi_rendszer_reformjaert/ Download link http://www.mediafire.com/?38j9bk2ays627i6 Language Hungarian Subtitles 12-05-2010 Eviction The film is about the inhumane processes of eviction of poor people from municipality owned houses once they were unable to pay. This film was published on Index and got around 16 thousand views (until July 28.) URLs http://tasz.hu/roma-ugyek/kilakoltatasok-miatt-ombudsmanhoz-fordult-tasz-es-az-errc http://www.indavideo.hu/video/Kilakoltatas/ Download link http://www.mediafire.com/?xxyjtkfyymt Language Hungarian Subtitles 12-05-2010 “No Shit!” The High Court warned Péter Uj, the Editor in Chief of Index for writing that the wine of Tokaj kereskedőház is “shit.” As a protection of freedom of speech, we made a video saying the decision of the court is shit. URLs http://tasz.hu/szolasszabadsag/tilos-azt-mondani-hogy-szar Download link http://www.mediafire.com/?jawl36hfufq5u88 Language Hungarian Subtitles 23-04-2010 Fear and Loathing in Debrecen In the end of February 2010 the police got a phone call in the city of Debrecen, reporting young people who are using drugs in a dance club. According to media reports two persons were taken to the hospital due to drug overdose - according to the people in our video there were no overdoses at al but police beat, humiliated and scared people so much that they had to be taken to the hospital. At the razzia everybody had to take of their clothes, even women while policeman were present. URLs http://drogriporter.hu/en/policeraid http://www.indavideo.hu/video/Felelem_es_reszketes_Debrecenben/ Download link http://www.mediafire.com/?2x9dd9fz16s6r82 Language Hungarian Subtitles English 24-04-2010 Without Representation People under guardianship may not vote in Hungary although they have opinion on public matters, on the world and on politics. HCLU’s film for the suffrage of people under guardianship. URLs http://tasz.hu/betegjog/kepviselet-nelkul-magyarorszag-valaszt-de-nem-mindenki-szavazhat http://index.indavideo.hu/video/Nem_az_IQ_szerint_szavazunk/ Download link http://www.mediafire.com/?wywcl7t8x333w8w Language Hungarian Subtitles 19-04-2010 Drug razzia in Budapest – 1% drug catch This film was produced by a marketing company for us, the fictional video shows every 4th people randomly arrested at a bus station which shows the percentage of people who use illicit drugs i Hungary who are considered criminal in our country. URLs http://tasz.hu/1-szazalek/drograzzia-budapesten-1-os-drogfogas Download link http://www.mediafire.com/?rgz172olesg4ak6 Language Hungarian Subtitles -

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01-03-2010 One step forward, two steps backward A short video on a press conference/presentation about the necessity of deinstitutionalization of long stay institutions for the intellectually disabled, and on how funds allocated for this purpose were used for building more long stay institutions instead of family-scale housing. URLs http://tasz.hu/betegjog/az-nfu-titkai-atlathatatlan-finanszirozas-eltitkolt-kozadatok http://www.indavideo.hu/video/Egy_lepest_elore_kettot_vissza/ Download link Soon Language Hungarian and English Subtitles Hungarian 01-03-2010 “HCLU reports: On Sávoly” A campaign film calling the viewers to send letter to the Prime minister to ask for data in a corruption case. This was such a successful campaign that they revealed the data and the corruption case could be stopped. An interesting element is that we recorded this film using Greenscreen technology (a green IKEA blanket). URLs http://tasz.hu/informacioszabadsag/mi-kormany-allaspontja-savollyal-kapcsolatban http://www.indavideo.hu/video/A_TASZ_jelenti_Savolyrol/ http://tasz.hu/en/freedom-information/government-agrees-back-mega-project-hungary-despiteconcerns-about-transparencyDownload link http://www.mediafire.com/?nftlzmfhyz4 Language Hungarian Subtitles 17-02-2010 1% for HCLU HCLU’s campaign film for the 1% donation filmed on the fundraising party on the A38 boat URLs http://tasz.hu/1-szazalek/1-szazalekot-tasz-nak Download link Coming soon Language Hungarian Subtitles -

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HCLU Film 2010