Since the fall of the old regime, IWPR has worked to build skills, enhance institutions and support reliable media production across the country, working with local journalists and media outlets. Our goal is to establish a widespread culture of professionalism, seeking to inculcate an appreciation of international skills and standards – what some Iraqis now refer to as the “IWPR approach” to balanced and responsible reporting. Our work is distinguished by a hands-on, practical approach to training and production. Workshop-based formal instruction is supported by extensive follow-on mentoring in producing quality reporting. Expert support, guidance and feedback over the entire course of the journalistic process layer in experience-based learning for the long-term, while resulting in an increase of factual, reliable and high quality reporting.

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At a demonstration in Baghdad in September 2011, protestors hold up a picture of Hadi al-Mahdi, an Iraqi journalist shot dead at his home. (Photo: Khalid Waleed)
2 Feb 2012
Rights groups say government not doing enough to protect freedom of expression and assembly.
Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki addresses a press conference last month. (Photo: Ahmed al-Baghdadi)
1 Feb 2012
Hopes that move will allow budget to pass parliament and soothe sectarian tensions.
28 Jan 2012
Despite Iranian insistence that official’s remarks were twisted, merest suggestion of external influence stirs controversy in Iraq.
A suicide car bomb exploded close to the interior ministry in central Baghdad on December 26, killing five. (Photo: Ahmed al-Baghdadi)
21 Jan 2012
Most of those killed in spate of attacks since December exit have been Shia.
Asaib Ahl al-Haq shows off some of its weapons, autumn 2011. (Photo: IWPR)
17 Jan 2012
Observers warn that emergence of Asaib Ahl al-Haq as political actor could further unsettle political scene.
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