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Annual Report 2014

As encapsulated in our slogan – Giving Voice, Driving Change – IWPR’s mission calls for a wide range of efforts aimed at empowering people’s voices and helping them make a real difference within their own societies. The work ranges from skills building and training to media policy and legal reform; from frontline journalism to citizen's accountability networks and social media; from covering war crimes tribunals and human rights abuses to establishing national networks for elections reporting.


Anthony BordenIn 2014, Malala Yousafzai became the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel Prize for Peace. Malala joined IWPR’s Pakistan Open Minds programme at age 12 and soon became one of our peer educators and a blogger for the BBC. The Open Minds project identified and nurtured some of Pakistan’s most promising youth leaders, including Malala, through a media training and public debating programme that taught participants to use journalism skills to gather, analyse and disseminate information. Following an assassination attempt by the Taleban, Malala continues to serve as a global advocate for girls’ education. At IWPR, her vision for educating girls and her courage and perseverance have underscored for us the potential of all of the local voices we work with around the world.

Nevertheless, it was an extremely challenging year... (for more see annual report linked below)

Anthony Borden
IWPR Executive Director

For a full breakdown of our activities in 2014 please download the PDF:

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IWPR IN 2014

working in 26 countries

more than 150 staff

15 offices

over $14m budget

“In Open Minds, we students learned how to express ourselves and the problems of others through the media. We learned so much in the trainings.”

Malala Yousafzai

“So why do I write about these events? I don’t want these stories to be forgotten and I don’t know how to keep them alive, so I’ll hand them over to the blog and hope that I’ll see my grandchildren reading them one day.”

Syrian blogger & activist

“In Libya, we are in need of young well-trained journalists. We know journalism is not an easy job, but we want to use it as a weapon that brings hope to us.”

Habib al-Amin

Culture Minister


The Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR) empowers people’s voices at the frontlines of conflict and transition to help them drive change. IWPR builds skills, capacity and networks for citizens and their communities so their voices can make a difference – strengthening accountability and supporting development, advancing justice and forging peace.

IWPR was founded in 1991 by a group of concerned media professionals, with the aim of supporting the voices of local journalists, human rights activists and others in areas of conflict. Working in three dozen countries, IWPR’s innovative programmes are crafted to respond to the needs of the people they serve. Projects prioritise locally informed objectives and lead to sustainable outcomes. Beneficiaries include citizen and professional journalists, human rights and peace activists, policymakers, educators, researchers, businesses, and women’s, youth and other civil society organisations and partners.