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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Young Iraqis playing football in a Damascus neighbourhood. Picture from 2007. (Photo: UNHCR)
11 Jan 2012
Reluctant to return to Iraq, asylum-seekers worry sectarian violence will ruin their safe haven.
An IWPR workshop targeting Iraqi women, October 2011, Baghdad. (Photo: IWPR)
23 Dec 2011
Workshop participants start producing public-service advertising for local media.
Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki addresses a press conference on December 21. (Photo: Ahmed al-Baghdadi)
22 Dec 2011
As American forces leave, Shia-majority politicians turn on Sunni colleagues.
Dira Square, in the Saudi capital Riyadh, is used for public executions. (Photo: BroadArrow/Wikicommons)
21 Dec 2011
Execution highlights delays in negotiating Iraqi-Saudi prisoner exchange.
Iraqi security forces guard the camp, which houses many members of the Mojahedin-e Khalq, an insurgent group from Iran. (Photo: Ali Mohammed)
16 Dec 2011
As government insists Mojahedin-e Khalq camp must close, some say Tehran forced its hand.
Adhamiya now – bright lights reflect the revival in this Baghdad district’s fortunes. (Photo: Saif al-Qaysi)
16 Dec 2011
IWPR editor takes a walk in a neighbour where he used to fear death or kidnapping.
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