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.
Women on the Frontline
Female civil defence volunteers describe desperate rescue attempts.
Back to the USSR? Memory Wars in the South Caucasus
Kremlin narratives have co-opted history and propagated a distorted memory of the Soviet past.
Kyrgyzstan Mulls Mandatory Licenses for all Video Content
Warning that draft resolution that foresees the introduction of blanket oversight could violate country’s constitution.
Ukraine: Investigating Torture
As criminal cases mount, a pattern emerges as to who was targeted for inhumane treatment.
Russian Sentenced to Life for Shooting Car Carrying Civilians
Soldier killed one passenger, while the others pretended to be dead and survived.
Tuesday, 9 May ‘23
This week’s overview of key events and links to essential reading.
"There are No Doctors to Treat Me"
People with chronic conditions struggle to access care following the earthquake.
Helping Children Heal
Psychological support essential to process the trauma of living through a natural disaster.
Celebrating Achievements, Recognising Threats and Recommitting to the Effort
The free and healthy function of the media has never been more important, or hard fought for.
"Globally, disinformation campaigns exploit both traditional and social media - and increasingly artificial intelligence - to lie, distort and blur."
IWPR FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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.
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.
Vietnam: Former IWPR Mentor Receives International Press Freedom Award
Imprisoned writer honoured for her tireless work seeking to hold authorities to account.
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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