Build Journalism

Journalism in areas of crisis is itself invariably in crisis, suffering repression, lack of financing and independence, and an absence of professional skills and ethics. IWPR's core mission is rooting professional journalism skills deeply within individuals and within societies. From the Balkans to Iraq and beyond, IWPR has played a leading role in establishing a leadership cadre across local media and across regions. Capacity-building initiatives strengthen media institutionally, from management training to establishing local radios and news agencies. IWPR is especially known for intensive, one-on-one, apprentice-style training from basic journalism to human rights and elections reporting.

IWPR Postcard

Kyrgyz squad on patrol at the border checkpoint in Kok Tash.
Once-positive relationships have been damaged by flare-ups in disputed frontier areas.

Follow a Journalist

I was born in Goma, in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, in April 1984. I grew up and studied there. My family comes from South Kivu, a region prone to militia violence.

IWPR Insight

Maksym Savanevsky

Maksym Savanevsky is founder of Watcher, which reports on internet business and social media marketing in Ukraine. He spoke to IWPR editor Daniella Peled about the critical role that social media are currently playing.

Editorial Comment

One of the world’s most repressive states promises all sorts of freedom.