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.
Moroz: “If You Want a Change, Go Out and Make It”
The theatre director who sheltered those fleeing Russian rockets - and continued to make children laugh.
Paevska: “All of Ukraine Supports Volunteers”
Medic who filmed the horrors of Mariupol speaks about helping others and the right of her country to choose its own path.
Musaieva: “Without Courage, Journalism Dies”
The chief editor of Ukrainska Pravda, Ukraine’s oldest online newspaper, on the cost of propaganda and the value of investigating corruption.
Prytula: “It Depends On You”
How an entertainment celebrity raised tens of millions to buy drones for Ukraine.
Khromova: Serving Coffee Under Fire
Kharkiv café-cum-bar Protagoniste kept its doors open throughout the war, offering an island of normality amid shelling and air raids.
Kondratova: Saving Kharkhiv’s Babies
The doctor never left her clinic, providing critical support to mothers and newborns.
Kamyshin: Leading Ukraine’s Iron Diplomacy
How a manager tasked with reforming a train network became a wartime director of operations.
Torture in the Chernihiv Region
Case brought over brutal detention and abuse of local man randomly shot at and imprisoned.
Tuesday, 21 February ‘23
This week’s overview of key events and links to essential reading.
Cambodia: Making Social Media Work for Journalists
Training focuses on producing appealing content while upholding international standards of reporting.
Disinformation and Democracy: Can Journalism Up Its Game?
Highlights of a discussion between Janine di Giovanni and Peter Pomerantsev.
Libya: Coding Camp Empowers Young Women
Hackathon produces hi-tech solutions to some of the challenges thrown up by Covid-19.
Can Tajik-Kyrgyz Border Conflict Spiral Into War?
Following the worse fighting in years, experts warn that states need to urgently build trust and solve humanitarian issues.
Central Asia: Saving Our Cities
Highlighting how citizen activism can protect the region’s housing and heritage.
IWPR Central Asia Director Addresses Regional Forum
Event hears how cooperation between civil society and media is both possible and beneficial.
Myanmar: Filming the Coup
Participants in story-telling project empowered to alert outside world and fellow citizens to the country’s plight.
Libya’s MediaLab Generation
Scheme has produced professionally trained journalists and developed public and private partnerships across the country.
Podcasts Boom in Central Asia
Format leaves presenters at liberty to cover areas often suppressed in other types of media.
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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