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
A handbook produced by IWPR’s partners in Ukraine has become the go-to text for the country’s main anti-corruption body.
I keep it on my desk as a challenge for myself and my colleagues
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.
Posad-Pokrovs’ke: “We Need a Whole New Village”
The strategic southern settlement destroyed by shelling faces a daunting task as it looks to recover.
Ukraine: Life Below Ground in Bakhmut
The city is at the centre of a war of attrition between Ukrainian and Russian forces, who have been trying to take it for over six months.
Ukraine: Buried Alive and Beaten
Prosecutions for servicemen who tortured security guard during occupation of the Bucha district.
Attacks on Infrastructure in Odesa
Regional prosecutor's office prepares cases on what it alleges is the systematic destruction of essential facilities.
Tuesday, 28 February ‘23
This week’s overview of key events and links to essential reading.
Ukraine: War Teens
The lives of hundreds of thousands of young people have been shaped by Russia’s confrontation with Ukraine.
Orikhiv: City on the Verge
The few residents who remain in the shattered town await the next offensive, from whichever direction it comes.
Ukraine Will Stand
Despite the severe risks and certain tragedies, the country has assured its dignity and forged a deeper sense of its own identity.
EU Deploys Two-Year Monitoring Mission in Armenia
Brussels commits to reducing border tensions with a longer-term and more robust deployment.
Nigeria: How Does Faith Affect Disinformation?
Conspiracy theories spreads by religious leaders have far-reaching impact.
Nigeria: No, the Covid-19 Vaccine Won’t Turn You Into A Vampire.
How one reporter calmly combatted disinformation spread by a religious leader.
Kenya: Dispelling Myths About Vaccines and Male Virility
Mombasa reporter describes how solid research and frank conversations can combat Covid-19 disinformation.
Debunking Africa’s Covid-19 Conspiracies
IWPR project uses open source intelligence and investigative techniques to probe some of the most prevalent fake news stories.
Fighting Fake News in Southeast Asia
IWPR supports partner NGOs in an innovative range of responses to the pandemic.
Libyan Officials Vow to Protect Women’s Rights
Move follows efforts to ensure the inclusion of mental health support in disaster planning.
Helping Newsrooms Counter Disinformation
IWPR online course helps prevent local media from facilitating fake news.
Libya: Women’s NGO Head Inspired to Run for Office
IWPR colleague poised to take her activism forward into the world of politics.
Transnational Repression in Central Asia
Leading Belarus dissident to address IWPR discussion on regional repression.
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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