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World Press Freedom Day 2021

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"The stakes could not be higher: for the individuals, for their communities, and for a world which against a deluge of lies above all needs honest information."

Anthony Borden

Anthony Borden
IWPR FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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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.

Dr Karin von Hippel

Director General, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies

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.

Lindsey Hilsum

International Editor, Channel 4 News

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.

Samantha Power

Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations; Pulitzer Prize-winning author
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International Women's Day: Challenge for Change

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In the News

Founder and executive director of the International Centre for Investigative Reporting in Nigeria, and IWPR partner on a project bringing media and civil society together to fight human rights abuses.
The founder & president of the Media Association for Peace in Lebanon which works with IWPR on Aswat Horra, a regional freedom of expression project.
IWPR project manager who coordinated a project aimed at preventing violent extremism and training religious leaders in how to use social media to communicate with young people.

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Rohingya Muslim refugees wait to board boats over a creek after crossing the Myanmar Bangladesh border on September 07, 2017 in Whaikhyang, Bangladesh.
Rohingya Muslim refugees wait to board boats over a creek after crossing the Myanmar Bangladesh border on September 07, 2017 in Whaikhyang, Bangladesh. © Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
A journalist walks through smoke after violence broke out between pro-Russian activist and pro-government supporters during a rally and march on April 28, 2014 in Donetsk, Ukraine.
A journalist walks through smoke after violence broke out between pro-Russian activist and pro-government supporters during a rally and march on April 28, 2014 in Donetsk, Ukraine. © Scott Olson/Getty Images
Refugees wait near their shelters in the village of Tongo, in the hills outside Goma, on November 4, 2008 in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Refugees wait near their shelters in the village of Tongo, in the hills outside Goma, on November 4, 2008 in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo. © Uriel Sinai/Getty Images
Children sit chatting in a street ravaged by pro-regime forces air strikes, in the town of Ariha in the southern countryside of the Idlib province on April 11, 2020.
Children sit chatting in a street ravaged by pro-regime forces air strikes, in the town of Ariha in the southern countryside of the Idlib province on April 11, 2020. © AAREF WATAD/AFP via Getty Images
Iraqi protesters gather at Tahrir square during ongoing anti-government demonstrations in the capital Baghdad on October 31, 2019.
Iraqi protesters gather at Tahrir square during ongoing anti-government demonstrations in the capital Baghdad on October 31, 2019. © Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP via Getty Images
Displaced Syrian girls wear face masks decorated by artists during a COVID-19 awareness campaign at the Bardaqli camp in Syria's Idlib province, on April 20, 2020.
Displaced Syrian girls wear face masks decorated by artists during a COVID-19 awareness campaign at the Bardaqli camp in Syria's Idlib province, on April 20, 2020. © AAREF WATAD/AFP via Getty Images
A fire burns in a hardware store after a rocket attack caused the building to catch fire on October 3, 2020 in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh.
A fire burns in a hardware store after a rocket attack caused the building to catch fire on October 3, 2020 in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh. © Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images
A young woman talks on her mobile phone as she walks past a mural depicting (L-R) Cuban Comunist Party founder Julio Antonio Mella and Cuban revolutionary leaders Camilo Cienfuegos and Che Guevara in the Habana Vieja neighborhood January 24, 2015 in Havana, Cuba.
A young woman talks on her mobile phone as she walks past a mural depicting (L-R) Cuban Comunist Party founder Julio Antonio Mella and Cuban revolutionary leaders Camilo Cienfuegos and Che Guevara in the Habana Vieja neighborhood January 24, 2015 in Havana, Cuba. © Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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Pigeons fly after being fed by Syrians in the courtyard of the Omayad mosque October 18, 2002 in Damascus, Syria.
Pigeons fly after being fed by Syrians in the courtyard of the Omayad mosque October 18, 2002 in Damascus, Syria. © Chris Hondros/Getty Images
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