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ATLAS NETWORK TRAINING IN AUSTRALIA ASKS "WHAT'S YOUR ORG'S CORE FOCUS?"

May 24, 2018

As a kick off to this year's annual Friedman Conference (Australia's largest gathering of liberty oriented individuals), Atlas Network held a one-day Think Tank Essentials training that brought together 20 participants representing 12 organizations from 4 different countries to learn best practices on strategy, marketing, and development. As part of the session, participants created a cascading Vision execution plan, developed messaging for their current work, and discussed how to create a culture of fundraising within their organizations.

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CONGRESS PASSES RIGHT TO TRY LAW IN A MAJOR WIN FOR THE GOLDWATER INSTITUTE

May 24, 2018

Joining the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a “Right to Try” law on May 22. Expected to be signed by President Trump, this new law lifts restrictions on terminally ill patients from trying treatments that are still being tested in clinical trials but potentially life-saving. The Goldwater Institute, an Atlas Network partner based in Arizona, has been a leader in promoting Right to Try both at the state and federal levels. Since 2014, 40 states have passed their own legislation, with the Goldwater Institute being responsible for creating the original policy on which these state laws are based.

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WILL SOUTH AFRICA GO THE WAY OF ZIMBABWE?

May 21, 2018 | by Temba A. Nolutshungu

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 timely and topical conversations from some of Atlas Network’s most thought-provoking, inspirational, and effective partners in the worldwide freedom movement.

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EUROPE THINK TANK SHARK TANK 2018 CONTESTANTS ANNOUNCED FROM BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, SERBIA, AND UKRAINE

May 18, 2018

Atlas Network is excited to announce the finalists of this year’s Think Tank Shark Tank — Europe competition, which is sponsored by the Smith Family Foundation and will be held during Europe Liberty Forum from May 29-30 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Three think tank professionals will compete in a showcase of the region’s most exciting new projects. The winner, chosen by a panel of judges comprised of thought leaders in the industry, will receive a $10,000 prize in project seed-funding. The finalists are Admir Čavalić (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Ratko Nikolić (Serbia), and Maryan Zablotskyy (Ukraine).

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BIKALPA LAUNCHES ONLINE NEWS PORTAL FOR NEPAL

May 18, 2018

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 aim of creating an alternative discourse for Nepali citizens, known as Bikalpa Khabar.

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AELSO LAUNCHES ‘TOLERANCE AND PROSPERITY CARAVAN’ FOR AFGHANISTAN

May 18, 2018

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 goals of empowering the next generation of citizens to better understand liberal values, democracy in action, and solving problems with approaches implicit in these values.

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THINK TANKS IN CROATIA, SPAIN, UKRAINE NAMED FINALISTS FOR 2018 EUROPE LIBERTY AWARD

May 17, 2018

The finalists for the 2018 Europe Liberty Award are Lipa, Croatian Taxpayers Association (Croatia), for its successful campaign against the introduction of property taxes; Fundación para el Avance de la Libertad (Fundalib, Spain), for its Regional Tax Competitiveness Index; and Ukrainian Economic Freedoms Foundation (UEFF, Ukraine), for its tax reform project.

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