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Anthony is the founder of the Institute for War & Peace Reporting. He was editor of the highly regarded magazine War Report from 1991-98 and was commended for the “Best Online Journalism Service” in the 1999 NetMedia journalism awards, for IWPR's reporting on the Kosovo crisis. He has worked with the UK's Department for International Development assessing media programs in post-communist countries. He has received a MacArthur Foundation NGO research fellowship to study media and conflict at King’s College, London. He has worked as an editor and writer for Harper's, The Nation, The American Lawyer and HarperCollins, and contributed to The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Newsweek and numerous other publications. He comments regularly on conflict and media issues for the BBC, CNN and other media, and has been heavily involved in IWPR’s extensive media reform programming in Rwanda. Anthony serves as Chair of Governors of Wroxham School, a leading creative-learning state primary and a widely recognised National Teaching School based in Hertfordshire, UK.
As Chief Development Officer Catherine is responsible for leading IWPR's fundraising and external communications work. She brings to IWPR more than 25 years experience in non-profit management. Prior to joining IWPR in 2014, Catherine headed up major gifts fundraising at Amnesty International and held senior positions at Planned Parenthood and the Long Island Children's Museum. She is also a former adjunct instructor for the George H. Heyman Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising at New York University. She holds of B.A. in Medieval Studies from Mount Holyoke College.
Robyn joined IWPR in January 2014, bringing with her over 20 years of financial management experience in NGOs around the world, including ADRA, where she served as Vice President of Finance, Mercy Corps, and FHI360. Robyn is particularly proud to have worked in a number of field offices around the world, having spent extensive periods stationed in Thailand, Somalia, Albania, Azerbaijan, and Vietnam. Robyn holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administratio, with concentrations in Accounting and Management from the Southern University of Collegedale, TN and a Masters in International Development, concentration in Food Security from Andrews University of Berrian Springs, MI. In her capacity as Chief Financial Officer, Robyn is responsible for the organisation’s global finance function, overseeing the budgeting, accounting and reporting work of the HQ and field offices.
Alan joined IWPR in 1994 after training as a journalist and reporting extensively from Indochina and East Asia. He provides leadership on monitoring and evaluation and assessment systems for IWPR and the media development sector through the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD) of which IWPR is a founding member and co-chair. Alan has also designed and implemented innovative IWPR programs in the Balkans, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Afghanistan, Iran and the Philippines. For the Philippine Human Rights Reporting project on human rights reporting, Alan conceived of a novel approach: instead of immediately reaching out to journalists to participate in training and mentoring, he designed the program to start with a focus on building consensus and ownership among local organisations in support of a unified program. Prior to IWPR, Alan was the media advisor for Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union at the Department for International Development. A finalist in the UK Press Gazette Regional Journalist of the Year and the Observer Young Travel Writer of the Year, he reported from Vukovar, just before it fell to Yugoslav federal and paramilitary forces in 1991. He frequently appears as a conflict and media analyst for BBC TV and Radio, CNN, Channel 4 News, ABC, CBC, Radio Ireland, Radio Netherlands, The Guardian, and others.
Duncan has worked for IWPR for a number of years, during which time he has managed IWPR’s Kosovo bureau and served as liaison for field offices in five countries. He also designed and implemented IWPR’s project in Afghanistan, later implemented the Iraqi journalists’ training project in Baghdad, and most recently worked with IWPR-Africa to develop and implement media development programs in Uganda, Sudan, Zimbabwe and DRC. He is an expert in conducting needs assessment studies and evaluations for media projects. Between his posts at IWPR, Duncan served as program specialist for the Freedom Forum, European Center and Executive Director of the Frontline Club.
IWPR in the News
‘Thanks to the internet, journalists can now sit in a tent near the front line and talk to colleagues half a world away’
By Gillian Tett