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’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
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Giving Voice, Driving Change
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.
We at IWPR are deeply saddened and concerned by the situation in Afghanistan and our thoughts go out to all those affected. If you are a former employee or partner of IWPR in Afghanistan and need to contact us about your situation please use the address below.
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Activists fight traditions that exclude female worshippers from communal prayers.
Even small acts of defiance can have serious consequences.
Illicitly obtained data has long been used to intimidate and blackmail independent voices.
Analysts fear that the new Kabul regime will inspire extremist organisations across the region.
Once a key economic driver, the sector has been hard hit by Covid-19 and political turbulence.
“The agreement is very dangerous for peaceful, non-violent citizens who are escaping torture.”
High-profile public event aims to keep the occupation of the peninsula on the international agenda.
How one reporter calmly combatted disinformation spread by a religious leader.
Mombasa reporter describes how solid research and frank conversations can combat Covid-19 disinformation.
"The stakes could not be higher: for the individuals, for their communities, and for a world which against a deluge of lies above all needs honest information."
IWPR FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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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