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IWPR's Frontline Update - Coronavirus Pandemic

11 April 2020

IWPR's Frontline Updates – unique insights from our network of local reporters and updates from our programmes.

While we may focus rightly on ‘home’ countries, the impact of the virus in conflict, transitional and developing countries will be extreme. And amid that, reliable information and public information and engagement will be critical.

IWPR is heavily engaged on the frontlines around the world, with teams working bravely to give voice and drive change. For an update on our frontline programming, see Coronavirus Focus, with innovative new programming also just now coming online to extend impact and meet emerging urgent needs.

How We Will Meet the Coronavirus Challenge

The need for factual and fair reporting is more important than ever.
 

Anthony Borden

Anthony Borden
IWPR FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


The Covid-19 pandemic is a global crisis of health and the economy – and of information. Rumour and misinformation, fake news and propaganda, spread even more quickly than the virus itself, undermining health strategies, sowing confusion, costing lives.

Amid the tragedy, the need for factual and fair reporting is more important than ever. Citizens need to be informed, officials need to be questioned, human stories need to be told.

"Rumour and misinformation, fake news and propaganda, spread even more quickly than the virus itself, undermining health strategies, sowing confusion, costing lives."

IWPR's champion Abrar Al-Ani (L) with the Anbar Community Police during Awareness Campaign on Covid_19 in Al Ramadi Market.
IWPR's champion Abrar Al-Ani (L) with the Anbar Community Police during Awareness Campaign on Covid_19 in Al Ramadi Market. © Photo courtesy of A. Al-Ani
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