People take part in a demonstration against the government of Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Havana, on July 11, 2021.
People take part in a demonstration against the government of Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Havana, on July 11, 2021. © ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP via Getty Images

IWPR's Frontline Update

15 July 2021

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

Historic Protests Sweep Cuba

Security forces detain prominent opposition figures as peaceful demonstrators are dispersed.

“The unrest comes amid a recent surge in Covid-19 cases and a worsening economic crisis that has further fuelled rampant shortages of food, medicine and other basic goods.”

IWPR DISCUSSION

Disinformation and Democracy: Can Journalism Up Its Game?

Video highlights of a discussion between Janine di Giovanni, Senior Fellow at Jackson Institute Yale, IWPR International Board member and Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow at Agora Institute Johns Hopkins & LSE.

"Pluralism now tips over into hyper-partisanship which is so vicious – the space for a common democratic public debate breaks down."

Peter Pomerantsev
SENIOR FELLOW AT AGORA INSTITUTE JOHNS HOPKINS & LSE

IWPR partner For You Libya Group (FYLG) hosted a dozen participants from Tripoli who came up with apps to help combat gender-based violence, support children’s home schooling and enable female entrepreneurs to market their products remotely.
IWPR partner For You Libya Group (FYLG) hosted a dozen participants from Tripoli who came up with apps to help combat gender-based violence, support children’s home schooling and enable female entrepreneurs to market their products remotely. © For You Libya Group (FYLG)
PROJECT HIGHLIGHT

Libya: Coding Camp Empowers Young Women

Hackathon produces hi-tech solutions to some of the challenges thrown up by Covid-19.

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