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.
The earthquake has had a devastating impact on agriculture in Idlib.
A woman in the Idlib countryside shares her experience of living in a tent, unable to send her children to school.
A Survivor From the Rubble
A 16-year-old boy in southern Aleppo describes how he lost his family in the earthquake.
Georgia: Medical Workers Struggle to Make Ends Meet
Health care employees call for higher wages and better working conditions amid rising cost of living.
Ukraine: Defending the Enemy
Russian militaries receive legal assistance in Ukraine. It is guaranteed by the state and provided at the expense of the state budget.
The Ukrainian Unit Recovering Bodies of Fallen Soldiers
The J9 group is tasked with searching for the bodies of servicemen, including Russians.
Captured Russian Paratrooper to be Tried for Irpin War Crimes
Case concerning the alleged abuse of civilians delayed after defence attorney said it fell outside his jurisdiction.
Tuesday, 18 April ‘23
This week’s overview of key events and links to essential reading.
Belarus: How Political Persecution Extends to Families
The authorities routinely harass and arrest relatives of activists as a tactic of intimidation.
Highlights from IWPR’s Central Asia network of analysis and investigations
In Kyrgyzstan, access to education for children with disabilities remains inadequate, while readers in the country struggle to find books in Kyrgyz language.
In Kazakstan, our authors look at how self-censorship has become common practice in national media, while elsewhere the rising influence of China is challenging the notion of the role of Russia as the region's security guarantor.
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.
Transnational Repression: from China to Belarus
Panel explores how repressive regimes persecute opponents far beyond their own borders.
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
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.
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