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.
Man found to be acting on own initiative while looting civilian house in occupied village.
Pre-trial investigation into teenager’s death continues after likely stalling during Russian occupation.
Trial of 22 defendants enters final stages amid concerns of bias and lack of transparency.
The combined sentences of those jailed in demonstrations amount to nearly 500 years.
Longtime ruler of autonomous enclave resigns on health concerns, but observers maintain his exit was on Baku’s orders.
The limits of Moscow’s security promises now clearly demonstrates that Yerevan must adjust to a dangerous new reality of standing alone.
Tbilisi has refused to acknowledge medical needs as genuine or to release jailed former leader for treatment.
Citizens can be punished for dissemination of religious materials, even if of a non-extremist nature.
Murky investigation and lack of accountability followed violence that scarred a nation.
Members of a special unit tasked with reconnaissance and sabotage imprisoned and interrogated Ukrainian civilians in September 2022.
The Ukrainian army organised a press tour to the tiny rock outcrop with a huge strategic significance.
International discussion hears that response must be as complex and varied as disinformation itself.
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.
Cross-border visit supports delegates’ research and analytical skills and builds regional cooperation.
Imprisoned writer honoured for her tireless work seeking to hold authorities to account.
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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