The Institute for War & Peace Reporting is governed by senior journalists, specialists and business professionals. Board committees focus expertise on finance, development and other areas.
IWPR Ambassadors, drawn from the fields of diplomacy, media and business, contribute expertise and extend IWPR’s partnerships and networks of support. All Members serve on the IWPR International Board, to provide strategic guidance, expertise, and outreach assistance.
Ian D. Highet
Managing Partner, Court Square Capital Partners
Partner, White & Case
UK Governance Committee
Dean, Media School, Bournemouth University
UK & US Governance Committees; Security & Risk Liaison
Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Sunday Times
Dutch Ambassador to Africa (ret.)
NL Governance Committee
Int'l Security Fellow, New America; Media Fellow at Carnegie Corporation
US Governance Committee; Nominations Committee
Investigative journalist & co-founder, Africa Uncensored
Author & Staff Writer, Atlantic
Visiting Professor, Department of War Studies, King’s College, London
The IWPR International Board benefits from expertise and input from additional individuals from countries with human rights concerns. Due to risks, these names cannot be made public.
IWPR employs a range of staff to support our activities, with skills in programme, finance, development, journalism and editorial, new media and other functions essential to our success.
Small central teams in London and Washington, D.C., support the large majority of our personnel who are national hires based in our countries of programme operation.
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.