Josh Friedman

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About Josh Friedman

Josh Friedman is a journalist with a libertarian bent. He currently makes Sofia, Bulgaria his home.

5-Country Day With A Look At Little Liechtenstein And EU Borders

  Josh Friedman embarks upon a day of border hopping in Central Europe complete with a look inside and out of the microstate Liechtenstein and an examination of the complex web of borders or lack thereof in the region. Find out which Central European borders goods and/or people can traverse freely. When it comes to

By |August 31st, 2017|Europe, European Union, Germany, Josh Friedman, Travel Videos|

Taking In Swiss Beauty With A Refugee In Lucerne

Josh Friedman kicks off his journey in beautiful Switzerland with a striking view of the city of Lucerne. Saboor Nadem, a refugee from Afghanistan who is living in the Lucerne area, discusses how he is finding life in Switzerland. RELATED PODCAST WITH SABOOR NADEM: AFGHANISTAN FROM THE EYES OF A JOURNALIST-TURNED-REFUGEE

By |August 31st, 2017|Travel Videos|

Meet Bulgaria’s Famous ‘Refugee Hunter’ – Interview With Dinko Valev

"I don't want these people in Bulgaria," Dinko Valev, Bulgaria's renowned "refugee hunter," says of the asylum seekers entering Europe during recent migrant waves. Valev (aka Dinko from Yambol) obtained fame and possibly fortune after he tied up a group of asylum seekers, filmed them lying on the ground and called the police to pick them up.

By |August 30th, 2017|Afghanistan, European Union, Featured, Germany, Iraq, Politics, Syria|

FreeManCast: Afghanistan From The Eyes Of A Journalist-Turned-Refugee

  As U.S. President Trump ramps up the fight in Afghanistan, Afghan journalist-turned-refugee Saboor Nadem disputes U.S. Military reports indicating the Afghan government has control or influence over around 60% of the districts in Afghanistan. Nadem argues that the Taliban has control or influence over the majority of the country. Is Trump's strategy in Afghanistan

By |August 23rd, 2017|Afghanistan, Featured, Podcasts, United States|

Bratislava, Slovakia: Stuck In The Middle Of Europe

Josh Friedman takes you to Bratislava, Slovakia, which is in the middle of Europe geographically and politically. Bratislava is quaint and located between popular European tourists destinations, yet Slovakia is often overlooked as a country, as well as a place to visit. Geographically, Bratislava straddles the Danube River, and it nearly straddles Austria and Hungary.

By |August 21st, 2017|Featured, Travel, Travel Videos|

A Cannabis Revolution Is Taking Place In Lithuania’s Anarchist District

By ROBERTA DOMBROVSKYTE The Vilnius street artists that brought us murals like “the Putin and Trump kiss” and “The party is over” have decided to tell us all the truth about cannabis. On the 15th of August, the assumptions day, the anarchist district Užupis announced it is liberalizing cannabis. The mural was unveiled in a

By |August 19th, 2017|Featured, Guest Opinion|

FreeManCast: Monuments And Milestones In Bulgaria

  On this edition of the FreeManCast, Josh Friedman and Brent Sanders mourn the destruction of Bulgaria's communist 1300 Years monument. After hitting the big Five O, Brent discusses memories and lessons from having spent more than half his life in Bulgaria. In particular, Brent recollects the turbulent 1990s and how the city of Sofia

By |August 11th, 2017|Featured, Podcasts|

The Beaches Of Normandy: Where American Soldiers Charged Into Nazi Gunfire

Take a trip to the D-Day beaches of Normandy, France where Allied soldiers sacrificed their lives by charging into German gunfire. Josh Friedman takes you to Pointe Du Hoc, where American rangers first climbed the cliffs on D-Day, and to Omaha Beach, where the deadliest of the fighting took place.

By |July 1st, 2017|France, Travel Videos, United States|

New Government, Buried Tensions In Macedonia

By JOSH FRIEDMAN SKOPJE, Macedonia - Following a turbulent two-year political crisis, Macedonia has a new government and is seeking to expedite its bids to join NATO and the European Union. While tensions have cooled in Macedonia and Skopje has raised its standing in Brussels, the country’s internal ethnic conflict remains very much unresolved and,

By |June 18th, 2017|European Union, Greece, News, Politics|

Snap Election Coverage From Kosovo

  Update June 12: According to the Central Election Commission, with 99.6 percent of votes counted, here are the tallies: PDK - 34.02 percent Vetevendosje 27.07 percent LDK - 25.71 percent Update 10:30 p.m.: As PDK supporters celebrate in the streets of Pristina, there is a tight race for second place. U.S. NGO Democracy in

By |June 11th, 2017|Kosovo, Politics|
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