Hands-on training in professional journalism, from the basics of international reporting to elections, conflict-reporting and investigative journalism
On-the-job mentoring with seasoned editors while investigating and developing local stories that make a difference
Instilling high journalism standards to build sustainable skills for the long-term while ensuring in-depth and responsible reporting with an impact
Establishing and strengthening local media institutions, from radio stations to national news agencies, to inform and empower local audiences
Providing a global platform, online and through widespread media outreach and syndication, to empower local voices within international policy debate
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.