Global Voices - Training Resources | Institute for War and Peace Reporting
IWPR's editorial training programmes are designed to work with journalists to develop their professional capacities as part of our overall effort to strengthen local media. Whether a young reporter starting out or an experienced professional, all journalists benefit from continuing skills development, particularly in sharing experiences from different media traditions.
IWPR's in-depth strategy focuses on training and building a strong network of local journalists. To achieve this, IWPR trainers are selected with local cultural attitudes in mind, and IWPR training materials are all tailored to meet the specific needs in each national or regional media space.
Editorial Policy & Process
IWPR enjoys an international reputation as a leading source of reliable reporting by journalists in crisis zones. Its editorial output consists of news, news analysis, comment and features focusing on issues of war and conflict resolution, human rights, democratic development, civil society, women's rights and minorities.
IWPR supports two main forms of skills development: on-the-job training and regular workshops and formal seminars.
Senior editors provide evaluation and feedback, and regularly run training sessions and workshops. IWPR training is fully integrated into the editorial process. Ongoing discussion, feedback and article evaluations form an integral part of the ongoing editorial work.
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IWPR Style Guide
IWPR publishes from London for an international audience. We use a modified British English, with some allowances for international and regional norms. IWPR's general rule-book is the Economist Style Guide, which takes precedence over the dictionary or any other reference source except this guide. For all other words, we use the Cambridge Dictionary of International English.