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more than 475 free-market organizations in over 90 countries to the
ideas and resources needed to advance the cause of liberty.

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WILL SOUTH AFRICA GO THE WAY OF ZIMBABWE?

The following is a speech delivered by Temba A. Nolutshungu, director of South Africa-based Free Market Foundation, during Atlas Network’s Global Policy Perspectives event April 25. The Global Policy Perspectives event series, generously supported by the Achelis & Bodman Foundation and the Smith Family Foundation, presents timel...

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BIKALPA LAUNCHES ONLINE NEWS PORTAL FOR NEPAL

In keeping with the international trend, populism has taken root in some of the major political parties of Nepal. Politicization of the press and media has also presented a significant challenge to providing news without a political bent. Atlas Network partner Bikalpa – An Alternative has launched a neutral news outlet with the...

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AELSO LAUNCHES ‘TOLERANCE AND PROSPERITY CARAVAN’ FOR AFGHANISTAN

Earlier this month, the Afghanistan Economic and Legal Studies Organization (AELSO) launched a new project to promote democracy, liberty, and tolerance, while opposing radicalism in order to bring peace and prosperity to the country. The initiative, called the “Tolerance and Prosperity Caravan,” is a nationwide project with goa...

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LEGAL VICTORY FOR FREE SPEECH IN GREECE A WIN FOR KEFIM, TOO

In 2014, the Greek government passed an anti-racism law aimed at cutting down on incitements to violence in the country. While well-intentioned, an application of this law in action saw the recent criminal trial of Greek author Soti Triantafyllou for an op-ed she wrote in late 2015 in which she mentioned a false quote attributed...

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CEI CASE TO BE HEARD BY US SUPREME COURT

The Supreme Court has granted a writ of certiorari to two petitioners represented by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) in an appeal from a lower court decision. CEI’s Center for Class Action Fairness (CCAF) filed the petition for the Supreme Court to hear the case of Frank v. Gaos to shed light on the class-action settl...

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‘FREE TO CHOOSE’ SERIES BEING TRANSLATED INTO FRENCH

The late Milton Friedman (1912-2006) is one of the modern era’s most influential libertarian thinkers. The 1976 Nobel Prize in Economics winner brought the ideas of classical liberalism to a massive new audience with television shows like 'Free to Choose,' which aired on public television across the United States beginning in 19...

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DOLLARIZATION IN VENEZUELA?

Rafael Acevedo, director of the Venezuelan organization Econintech, came to Washington D.C. in 2017 for a Smith Fellowship with Atlas Network. While in Washington, he met with several individuals and organizations in courting allies to support him in his work to bring about a freer Venezuela. One those meetings came with renowne...

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LIBERALNI FORUM HOSTS SUCCESSFUL DEBATE SERIES IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA

The Sarajevo, Bosnia-based Liberalni Forum - Movement for a Free Society recently held a well-attended series of debates in various cities in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The series, "Advancing Liberty through Dialogue," aimed to identify challenges currently facing Bosnia-Herzegovina in the two decades since the fall of Yugoslavia. Acad...

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WILL SOUTH AFRICA GO THE WAY OF ZIMBABWE? FMF’S NOLUTSHUNGU SAYS NO

This February, South African President Jacob Zuma resigned under pressure from his own party due to corruption charges. While this might have signaled hope for the future, new President Cyril Ramaphosa has shored up his political coalition by supporting a parliamentary motion favoring the confiscation of land without compensatio...

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FÓRUM DA LIBERDADE 2018 IS THE ‘VOICE OF CHANGE’ IN BRAZIL

The 31st edition of Fórum da Liberdade on April 9-10 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, hosted over 6,500 participants and over 20 speakers, including six presidential candidates and a federal judge in charge of the prosecution of one of the largest corruption scandals in history. Fórum da Liberdade is hosted by Atlas Network partner Inst...

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PROMOTING FREE TRADE IN GERMANY AND THE EU

Opposition to trade liberalization has become more popular around the world in recent years, particularly in Europe and the United States. Atlas Network partner Prometheus—Das Freiheitsinsitut (The Liberty Institute), working in Germany, has launched an initiative to combat anti-trade ideas and to promote the widespread benefits...

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SERBIAN ADAPTATION OF TIMBRO AUTHORITARIAN POPULISM INDEX PUBLISHED

The Center for Anti-Authoritarian Studies (CAAS) has successfully released its Index of Authoritarian Populism (API), which assesses the rise of authoritarian populists in political circles throughout Serbia. The Belgrade-based Atlas Network partner adapted the index to a nationally focused, Serbian version from the Timbro Autho...

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KEFIM PARTNERS WITH ATLAS NETWORK TO HOST TEAM SUMMIT

Last year KEFIM, one of Greece's most prominent think tanks, experienced significant growth in its staff size and programs. With new team members and a suite of new activities, KEFIM's leadership reached out to Atlas Network's Matt Warner to partner with them on creating a uniquely designed team summit to help them accelerate th...

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SMITH FELLOW SPOTLIGHT: STOYAN PANCHEV

The Smith Fellowship, one of the many programs of Atlas Network’s Leadership Academy, brings up-and-coming leaders from around the world to Washington D.C., where they receive varied training in marketing, fundraising, management, and other relevant skills.

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BRINGING THE AUSTRIAN SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS TO THE NEXT GENERATION

Founded in 2006 and based in Liechtenstein, the European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation (ECAEF) is a think tank firmly rooted in the academic tradition of the Austrian school of economics. In addition to hosting academic conferences, ECAEF organizes an annual international essay competition, works with European universi...

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EMPOWERING FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS IN CANADA, CAMEROON, AND SRI LANKA

Around the world, Atlas Network partners are promoting economic freedom and entrepreneurship for women. In light of International Women’s Day on March 8, three Atlas Network partners in Canada, Cameroon, and Sri Lanka, have demonstrated the positive effect that economic freedom has on the empowerment of women, especially in deve...

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‘HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT HOUR’ CELEBRATES HUMAN INGENUITY, PROGRESS

Originally established as an alternative to Earth Hour, the designated hour for people around the world to turn off their lights to raise awareness for environmentalism, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI)’s Human Achievement Hour celebrates the remarkable human progress brought on by innovation and free enterprise.

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SMITH FELLOW SPOTLIGHT: GARRET EDWARDS

The Smith Fellowship, one of the many programs of Atlas Network’s Leadership Academy, brings up-and-coming leaders from around the world to Washington D.C., where they receive varied training in marketing, fundraising, management, and other relevant skills.

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