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.
Does Ukraine Need a New Tribunal or a Stronger ICC?
Legal experts note that the task ahead is on a monumental scale, with the Hague-based body already in a sensitive position.
Over the last year, the National Rehabilitation Centre has become Ukraine's prosthetics hub.
Pilot Who Bombed Kharkiv TV Tower Convicted
However, as a valuable exchange asset, Maksim Krishtop will not spend time in prison.
Armenia to Launch Comprehensive Health Insurance
Country has long had low spending on healthcare, leading to huge pressure on ordinary citizens.
Ukraine: Covering My Own Kidnapping
A year after his detention, a Ukrainian journalist sees those who ordered his abuse face trial.
Putin Warrant Marks a Milestone
There can be no sustainable peace without a definitive confirmation of right and wrong.
Syrians Face “Crush Syndrome” Following Earthquake
Agonising condition needs complex treatment which local services are struggling to provide.
Ukraine: From Traffic Accidents to War Crimes
How regional police department had to pivot to deal with influx of with some 10,000 cases.
Tuesday, 21 March ‘23
This week’s overview of key events and links to essential reading.
Crimean Tatars: a Life on the Move
A café on wheels in Uzhhorod encapsulates a story of deportation and resilience.
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.
Ukraine: IWPR Emergency Medical Training
Odesa workshop provides journalists and rights defenders with key safety and security skills.
IWPR: Reporting Ukraine
“The entire society is entirely unified and mobilised.”
Moldova: Learning Key Skills to Counter Disinformation
Training events cover advanced fact-checking, conflict sensitive communication and open-source intelligence.
Boosting Women’s Role in Peace and Security
Eastern Neighbourhood scheme aims to empower projects in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova.
IWPR Responding in Syria
Focus is supporting Syrian partners to provide life-saving assistance as well as psychological support for adults and children.
The Reckoning Project: Ukraine Testifies
Project aims to help conflict journalists meet evidential standards that will allow their work to support future justice processes.
Building Resilience in the Eastern Neighbourhood
Subgrants in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova support peace, security and stability.
Moldova: Hire Me
Testing workshops explore a fun way to encourage girls to enter the IT sector.
Azerbaijan: Peacebuilding for Women
Training, mentorship and network-building contribute to creating a more equal and inclusive society.
Central Asian’s Vulnerability to Russian Propaganda
International discussion hears that response must be as complex and varied as disinformation itself.
Silence is Not an Option for Latin America
Independent journalists refuse to submit to widespread repression.
Moldova: From Village to Village
Project trains people in more isolated areas how to identify and combat fake news.
Journalism in Conflict: Reporting from Ukraine and Beyond
Founder Anthony Borden reflects on the 30-year journey of IWPR and how local voices meet the challenge of global disinformation.
Human Rights in Africa
Six-part podcast looks at how telling crucial stories can change lives on the ground.
Moldovan Media and Officials Fight Fake News Together
A lack of accurate government information provides fertile ground for false narratives to feed distrust and ultimately destabilise the country.
Ukraine Justice Report
IWPR project will document long, painful and essential journey to bring Russia’s military impunity to an end.
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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