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 is training a new generation of social media influencers across Central Asia to spread tolerance and counter violent extremism.
I was able to persuade families that it was a good thing to give their girls an education.
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
IWPR reporting project provides unique insight and access to historic opportunity to see justice done for wartime atrocities.
IWPR's Justice Report is extremely relevant for western audiences, both professional and the general public… [and] a source of factual information and analysis.
Moldova story leads to international legal cooperation in anti-corruption case.
Disinformation is the main driver of instability.
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.
Turkey Votes: Normalisation With Armenia Will Continue
The presidential contest looms large over the South Caucasus region and the outcome will have a profound impact in Yerevan and Baku.
Civil Defence Risk All to Save Civilians
“It's a great blessing when we're able to save a child. We forget all the fatigue, exhaustion, and disaster.”
Down’s Syndrome Centre Hosts IDPs
Families displaced by the earthquake find shelter at special school.
Russian Commander Convicted of Kidnapping Unarmed Civilian
The tanker robbed Ukrainian man and held him at gunpoint before victim managed to escape.
Ukraine: Prosecuting War Crimes in Civilian Courts
Are such trials compatible with international humanitarian law?
Tuesday, 16 May ‘23
This week’s overview of key events and links to essential reading.
Displaced by the Earthquake
Idlib family describes living in an overcrowded, leaky tent after their home was destroyed.
The Blue-And-Yellow Eurovision
Song contest provides highly symbolic moment of national unity for Ukrainians both at home and abroad.
Women on the Frontline
Female civil defence volunteers describe desperate rescue attempts.
Highlights from IWPR’s Central Asia network of analysis and investigations
In Kazakstan, the government has plans to turn the country into a regional IT powerhouse, while in Uzbekistan young people struggle to express themselves as conservative social norms suppress youth subcultures.
Meanwhile, in Kyrgyzstan the return of two fugitive presidents triggered a wave of discontent, while Central Asia followed closely the vote in Turkey, which plays a key role in the region.
Building Resilience in the Eastern Neighbourhood
Subgrants in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova support peace, security and stability.
Central Asian’s Vulnerability to Russian Propaganda
International discussion hears that response must be as complex and varied as disinformation itself.
Silence is Not an Option for Latin America
Independent journalists refuse to submit to widespread repression.
Moldova: From Village to Village
Project trains people in more isolated areas how to identify and combat fake news.
Journalism in Conflict: Reporting from Ukraine and Beyond
Founder Anthony Borden reflects on the 30-year journey of IWPR and how local voices meet the challenge of global disinformation.
Human Rights in Africa
Six-part podcast looks at how telling crucial stories can change lives on the ground.
Moldovan Media and Officials Fight Fake News Together
A lack of accurate government information provides fertile ground for false narratives to feed distrust and ultimately destabilise the country.
Ukraine Justice Report
IWPR project will document long, painful and essential journey to bring Russia’s military impunity to an end.
Central Asian Analysts Meet Georgia’s Vibrant Civil Society
Cross-border visit supports delegates’ research and analytical skills and builds regional cooperation.
Ukraine Justice Report
Ukraine War Diary by Anthony Borden
Countering Disinformation in Moldova
Amplify, Verify, Engage
Peacebuilding in Syria
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.
In the News
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