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.
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.
Tanya has over 20 years of experience in international development within fundraising, communications and senior management. Following an earlier career in advertising agencies, Tanya is committed to international development that is locally-driven and sustainable. She has a wide range of fundraising experience from European governments and international institutions, trusts and foundations to the private sector and with high net-worth individuals and other major donors.
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.
Seth Meixner is a media and development professional with 20 years experience leading newsrooms and media training programs in Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. He has built and managed award-winning multimedia news operations and developed a wide variety of journalism training initiatives that have increased media skills and access to information in marginalized or isolated communities. Seth is currently the country director of IWPR's Libya/Tunisia operations. Prior to this he acted as IWPR's investigations manager and country director in Afghanistan.
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