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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US military banner is furled in a ceremony to mark the end of US military operations in Iraq, December 15, 2011. (Photo: Sgt. Jessica M. Kuhn, XVIII Airborne Corps PAO/US Army)
15 Dec 2011
Does end of military mission expose Iraq to new dangers?
Demonstration in Salahuddin province, November 2011. (Photo: IWPR)
7 Dec 2011
Resentment of central government leads to calls for devolution, or perhaps more, in Sunni Arab provinces.
24 Nov 2011
Jordanian fans harass Iraqis after losing game, marking divisions between communities.
Basra is Iraq’s major seaport, and its economic future could be in question if Kuwait builds its own freight facility nearby. (Photo: Ahmad Wahid)
9 Nov 2011
Locals warn that development could lead to mass job losses in port city of Basra.
3 Nov 2011
Arab countries embracing democracy should learn from the costly mistakes made in Iraq’s post-Saddam era.
Ameena Abdullah stands outside her makeshift home where she has lived for six years in the Makbali refuge camp (Photo: Rasheed Duhok)
1 Nov 2011
Thousands of refugees living in camps for over two decades are still without citizenship.
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