IWPR helped organise a mass airdrop of messages of solidarity from ordinary Iraqis to residents of Mosul suffering under Islamic State (IS) occupation.
We never heard of such thing during a war; usually airplanes drop bombs and [this] airplane is dropping love letters.
IWPR is training a new generation of social media influencers across Central Asia to spread tolerance and counter violent extremism.
I was able to persuade families that it was a good thing to give their girls an education.
IWPR’s network of reporters in Cuba are defying one of the most repressive media environments in the world to expose mass government disinformation over the Covid-19 crisis.
These stories can be presented as the ultimate testimonies of the difficult times experienced by all Cubans.
IWPR gives voice to people at the frontlines of conflict and transition to help them drive change.
Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Giving Voice, Driving Change
A handbook produced by IWPR’s partners in Ukraine has become the go-to text for the country’s main anti-corruption body.
I keep it on my desk as a challenge for myself and my colleagues
Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai began her campaigning work as a 12-year-old IWPR trainee in a Pakistani programme empowering young people through public debate and dialogue.
In IWPR's Open Minds, we students learned how to express ourselves and the problems of others through the media. We learned so much in the trainings.
The Georgian government criminalised female genital mutilation (FGM) following an IWPR investigation that revealed the practice was ongoing in the east of the country.
The Koran does not say that circumcision is a duty.
Russia Demands Kazak Outlets Censor Ukraine Reports
“It could be described as an attempt against the sovereignty of Kazakstan’s media.”
Tajikistan: Authorities Arrest Bloggers for “Immorality”
Harassment for posting allegedly obscene content seen as a means to further shrink freedom of speech.
Prosecuting Sexual Violence in Ukraine
“Every mistake can be fatal for the human psyche.”
Ukraine: “You Can't Imagine the Horror”
Tens of thousands of civilians have been taken hostage by Russian forces, but investigations into these potential war crimes are progressing slowly.
Chechen Officer Held 500 Civilians “as Human Shields”
Hostages included people with severe chronic and mental illnesses.
Aggression Tribunal Given Fresh Impetus
High-level summit lays foundation for grouping to investigate Putin and senior Russian leaders.
Tuesday, 14 March ‘23
This week’s overview of key events and links to essential reading.
Georgia: “We Have the Right to Unify”
Abkhazian blogger accused of treason continues to campaign for coexistence.
Ukraine: The Battle for Soledar’s Salt Mines
Russians took control of the symbolic town with commercial as well as strategic purposes in mind.
Ukraine Justice Report
IWPR project will document long, painful and essential journey to bring Russia’s military impunity to an end.
Central Asian Analysts Meet Georgia’s Vibrant Civil Society
Cross-border visit supports delegates’ research and analytical skills and builds regional cooperation.
Vietnam: Former IWPR Mentor Receives International Press Freedom Award
Imprisoned writer honoured for her tireless work seeking to hold authorities to account.
Go Viral Festivals Spark Collaboration Across Central Asia
Events travel to region’s five capitals with the aim of inspiring creativity and cross-border connections.
Moldovan Journalists Explain High Cost of Disinformation
Media literacy seminars in more remote parts of the country highlight danger of fake news.
Moldovan Media Learn New Skills to Build Resilience
Programme provides emergency response to fighting fake news surrounding the Ukraine conflict.
Go Viral Festival Gathers Thousands in Dushanbe
IWPR’s cross-regional project provides a unique platform for journalists, entrepreneurs, filmmakers and artists to connect.
Marie Colvin’s Books Donated to Mosul Library
Collection to serve as the basis for new centre to inspire future researchers and reporters from the Iraqi city.
IWPR Hosts Third Annual LEADx
Programme’s support for emerging leaders across Eastern Partnership particularly important in light of Ukraine war.
Ukraine Justice Report
Amplify, Verify, Engage
Disinformation is a major global threat , especially in conflict and post-conflict areas. IWPR performs a vital mission, building up local voices as a bulwark against this challenge.
Democratic accountability comes from journalists investigating their own societies – IWPR provides a much needed platform and support for those reporting from some of the most dangerous and difficult places in the world.
IWPR fills a critical gap by helping local journalists to focus on human rights and justice issues. In the process, it contributes to democratic transitions, and demonstrates that the best war reporting is not about military conflict, but human consequences.
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