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.
Surrogacy on the Rise in the South Caucasus
As the practice thrives, experts warn that oversight is crucial to ensure protection and prevent exploitation.
Central Asia: Fighting, Inside and Outside the Ring
Women who dream of taking on combat disciplines have to first defy conservative traditions.
Kyrgyz President’s Secret Meeting with Predecessors Causes Controversy
Critics deem mysterious summit, presented as a gesture of unity, as simply a populist move.
Ukraine: Sexual Violence as a Weapon of War
Police, prosecutors and civil society groups are developing dedicated protocols to deal with an expected surge of cases.
Bucha: Kidnapped and Tortured Three Times
Servicemen are accused of beating and starving 32-year-old hostage on several occasions.
Tuesday, 7 March ‘23
This week’s overview of key events and links to essential reading.
Battle Rages in Fortress Bakhmut
Russian troops are determined to gain control of the eastern city that has become a key political prize.
Moldova’s New Government Expects Fresh Pressure From Moscow
Chisinau puts focus on security amid ongoing attempts at destabilisation.
Draft Law on Foreign Agents Sparks Outcry in Georgia and Abroad
Ruling party says that bill ensures transparency; critics argue it mimics Russian laws and will crush EU integration.
Reporting Covid-19 in Africa
Fake news, conspiracies and bad science mean that many are missing out on the care they need.
CABAR.Asia Brings Together New Generation of Experts
The six-day event gave practitioners further tools to provide reliable analysis and reporting.
Covid-19: the Africa Story
What links vampires, al-Shabab and onions?
Myanmar: IWPR Asked to Help UN War Crimes Investigation
Request follows on from two-year project monitoring, reporting and analysing online hate speech.
How Should Central Asia Deal With Afghanistan?
International experts discuss potential threats and opportunities to stabilise ongoing tensions.
IWPR Congratulates Nobel Prizewinner Maria Ressa
In the Philippines, local and independent media continues to be under siege.
Afghanistan After the Collapse: What Next?
International experts discuss the implications of the country’s fall to the Taleban.
Kenya: the Quiz Show Combatting Covid-19
Innovative TV format helps dispel fake news and fear-mongering around the virus.
Syria: Using Detention As Collective Punishment
Campaigners call for continued international activism to pressure Damascus.
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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