The majority of this work is produced in local languages and, where possible, disseminated via local online and traditional media platforms to impact the communities, countries and regions where they live.
Global Voices presents a selection of this rich global content, which is produced with extensive training and mentoring from IWPR expert teams. Story production itself is a critical component of IWPR’s methodology, combining on-the-job mentoring with opportunities to report and be heard by an international audience.
Central Asia: Fighting, Inside and Outside the Ring
Women who dream of taking on combat disciplines have to first defy conservative traditions.
Kyrgyz President’s Secret Meeting with Predecessors Causes Controversy
Critics deem mysterious summit, presented as a gesture of unity, as simply a populist move.
Syrians Face “Crush Syndrome” Following Earthquake
Agonising condition needs complex treatment which local services are struggling to provide.
Ukraine: Sexual Violence as a Weapon of War
Police, prosecutors and civil society groups are developing dedicated protocols to deal with an expected surge of cases.
Bucha: Kidnapped and Tortured Three Times
Servicemen are accused of beating and starving 32-year-old hostage on several occasions.
Tuesday, 7 March ‘23
This week’s overview of key events and links to essential reading.
Battle Rages in Fortress Bakhmut
Russian troops are determined to gain control of the eastern city that has become a key political prize.
Moldova’s New Government Expects Fresh Pressure From Moscow
Chisinau puts focus on security amid ongoing attempts at destabilisation.
Draft Law on Foreign Agents Sparks Outcry in Georgia and Abroad
Ruling party says that bill ensures transparency; critics argue it mimics Russian laws and will crush EU integration.
"Globally, disinformation campaigns exploit both traditional and social media - and increasingly artificial intelligence - to lie, distort and blur."
IWPR FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Highlights from IWPR’s Central Asia network of analysis and investigations
In Kyrgyzstan, access to education for children with disabilities remains inadequate, while readers in the country struggle to find books in Kyrgyz language.
In Kazakstan, our authors look at how self-censorship has become common practice in national media, while elsewhere the rising influence of China is challenging the notion of the role of Russia as the region's security guarantor.
Ukraine Justice Report
Ukraine War Diary by Anthony Borden
Countering Disinformation in Moldova
Amplify, Verify, Engage
Peacebuilding in Syria
"Always when I think of press freedom I think of my colleague Jamal Khashoggi... Jamal’s work is not over – it lives on in the spirit of every reporter working to bring truth to light."
Senior Fellow at Yale University
Kenya: Women Bearing the Brunt of Climate Change
An ongoing drought has served to amplify historic gender inequalities in arid areas of the country.
Philippines: Single Mothers Continue to Fight Stigma
The notion of family is still strongly influenced by rigid norms in this conservative nation.
Ukraine: War Teens
The lives of hundreds of thousands of young people have been shaped by Russia’s confrontation with Ukraine.
Will We See a Sovereign Central Asia?
As Moscow’s grip falters the region is seeing intriguing moves towards collective agreement and integration.
“Justice is Costly, but Also Priceless.”
Head of Nobel peace prize winning NGO tells IWPR that Ukraine must win a “fundamental battle of values”.
Cuba’s LGTBI Community Demands Change
Although discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation is illegal, the reality is different.