A woman wearing a face mask reads a newspaper in a street of Havana, on July 29, 2020.
A woman wearing a face mask reads a newspaper in a street of Havana, on July 29, 2020. © YAMIL LAGE/AFP via Getty Images


IWPR governance, staff & offices

The Institute for War & Peace Reporting is governed by senior journalists, specialists and business professionals. Board committees focus expertise on finance, development and other areas.

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IWPR Ambassadors, drawn from the fields of diplomacy, media and business, contribute expertise and extend IWPR’s partnerships and networks of support. All Members serve on the IWPR International Board, to provide strategic guidance, expertise, and outreach assistance.

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Sir David Bell

Former Chair, Pearson Plc and Financial Times

Chair, Int'l Board & UK Governance Committees; US & NL Governance Committees; Chair, Nominations Committee

Ralph H. Isham

Founder & Managing Director, GH Venture Partners

Chair, US Governance Committee

Adrienne van Heteren

Co-Founder & Director, Small Media Foundation

Chair, NL Governance Committee; Nominations Committee

Anthony Borden

Executive Director

US, UK & NL Governance Committees; Finance Committee

Richard Caplan

Professor, Int'l Relations, University of Oxford

UK & US Governance Committees

Simon Hersom

Consultant, Value Retail Plc

Treasurer, UK & NL Governance Committees; Chair, Finance Committee

International Board

IWPR employs a range of staff to support our activities, with skills in programme, finance, development, journalism and editorial, new media and other functions essential to our success.

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Small central teams in London and Washington, D.C., support the large majority of our personnel who are national hires based in our countries of programme operation.

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Anthony Borden

Executive Director

US, UK & NL Governance Committees; Finance Committee

Seth Meixner

Middle East & North Africa, Latin America & the Caribbean Regional Director

Executive Management Team
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IWPR United States

1156 15th Street, NW
Suite 329
Washington, DC 20005

TEL +1 202 393 5641

IWPR Netherlands


Head Offices

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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World Press Freedom Day 2021

This year’s World Press Freedom Day highlights the importance of information as a public good, a theme of huge importance as the Covid-19 pandemic still grips the world and fake news and disinformation continue to harm health, human rights and democracy alike.
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International Women's Day: Challenge for Change

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