IWPR helped organise a mass airdrop of messages of solidarity from ordinary Iraqis to residents of Mosul suffering under Islamic State (IS) occupation.
We never heard of such thing during a war; usually airplanes drop bombs and [this] airplane is dropping love letters.
IWPR’s network of reporters in Cuba are defying one of the most repressive media environments in the world to expose mass government disinformation over the Covid-19 crisis.
These stories can be presented as the ultimate testimonies of the difficult times experienced by all Cubans.
IWPR gives voice to people at the frontlines of conflict and transition to help them drive change.
Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Giving Voice, Driving Change
Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai began her campaigning work as a 12-year-old IWPR trainee in a Pakistani programme empowering young people through public debate and dialogue.
In IWPR's Open Minds, we students learned how to express ourselves and the problems of others through the media. We learned so much in the trainings.
The Georgian government criminalised female genital mutilation (FGM) following an IWPR investigation that revealed the practice was ongoing in the east of the country.
The Koran does not say that circumcision is a duty.
It’s hard to bear the ongoing shelling in the east; but it’s also hard to leave.
Security services use TV confessions to spread fear and promote public self-censorship.
Residents describe how Russian forces used a carrot-and-stick approach with the local population.
Maternity wards have been among the hundreds of healthcare facilities struck since the start of the full-scale invasion.
Freed women relate stories of violence, starvation and emotional abuse.
Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan has affected thousands of children’s right to learn.
Ukrainian strategy focuses on retaking control of vital water source that supplies the vast majority of the peninsula's needs.
The Ukraine conflict has spurred many to acquire alternative passports.
Architect of Minsk’s multi-vector foreign policy dies as country faces pressure from the Kremlin to step up role in Ukraine.
Mobile war crimes investigation teams are collecting evidence across the country to bring perpetrators to justice.
Russian serviceman sentenced to 12 years in prison in absentia.
Russian is now mandatory in all schools in Gali district.
Founder Anthony Borden reflects on the 30-year journey of IWPR and how local voices meet the challenge of global disinformation.
A lack of accurate government information provides fertile ground for false narratives to feed distrust and ultimately destabilise the country.
Imprisoned writer honoured for her tireless work seeking to hold authorities to account.
Cross-border visit supports delegates’ research and analytical skills and builds regional cooperation.
Events travel to region’s five capitals with the aim of inspiring creativity and cross-border connections.
Media literacy seminars in more remote parts of the country highlight danger of fake news.
Programme provides emergency response to fighting fake news surrounding the Ukraine conflict.
Ukraine Justice Report
Amplify, Verify, Engage
Disinformation is a major global threat , especially in conflict and post-conflict areas. IWPR performs a vital mission, building up local voices as a bulwark against this challenge.
Democratic accountability comes from journalists investigating their own societies – IWPR provides a much needed platform and support for those reporting from some of the most dangerous and difficult places in the world.
IWPR fills a critical gap by helping local journalists to focus on human rights and justice issues. In the process, it contributes to democratic transitions, and demonstrates that the best war reporting is not about military conflict, but human consequences.
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