Institute for War and Peace Reporting | Giving Voice, Driving Change
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.
Valentina Justice brings over 20 years of experience as a finance, accounting and compliance expert to her role as IWPR's CFO. Prior to joining IWPR in September 2017 she spent over ten years with ACDI/VOCA, an international non-profit development organisation, with her last position as vice president and controller. More recently, she was the managing executive director of Justice Development Solutions, a for-profit international development consulting firm. A resident of Northern Virginia, Mrs. Justice holds a BS in Accounting and Informatics Systems from the Academy of Economics Studies in Bucharest, Romania and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.
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.
Greg has worked for over 25 years in both conflict and development contexts. He led operational responses for several years during both the conflict in Bosnia and the civil war in southern Sudan, as well as development work in Vietnam. He has also led large teams of programme, finance, and technical staff in the mobilisation of resources from institutional, corporate, foundation and major gift donors.
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.
Michele Zeller, SPHR - Zeller, who joined IWPR in 2016, has worked in the international NGO sector for ten years. A seasoned professional who has led human resources departments in Canada and the United States, Zeller has worked for organisations including for profit, not for profit, public, private and employee-owned. As well as managing HR, she has built two HR departments from scratch, designed and instituted salary administration programmes in numerous companies, held off an aggressive unionisation drive and carried out international investigations and employee relations resolutions. She has been a repeat presenter at the InsideNGO annual conference in Washington, DC, speaking as a recognised leader in global compensation in the international development arena.
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