Iraq | Institute for War and Peace Reporting


Journalists trained by IWPR produce news, analysis, and comment pieces on the issues that affect their countries and communities.

Global Voices

10 Aug 11
IWPR workshop seeks to improve knowledge of rights legislation and related subjects amongst influential groups.
The housing shortage is so severe that some 50 families have sought refuge in Najaf cemetery. (Photo: Kalsem Al-Kaabi)
9 Aug 11
Foreign investment needed to revive floundering social housing construction programme.
Iraqi construction workers in east Baghdad - but many low-skilled jobs are taken by illegal foreign labourers.
22 Jul 11
Government accused of populist move in wake of street protests demanding more jobs.
The Imam Ali holy shrine in Najaf. (Photo: Qasim al-Kaabi)
IWPR Postcard
13 Jul 11
Long a place of pilgrimage for Iraqi Shia, the holy city now also draws national politicians eager to consult top religious figures.
Editorial Comment
29 Jun 11
Female IWPR journalist planning to go abroad experiences extent of gender inequality in her country.
Tahrir Square has been the site of demonstrations by various groups for months. (Photo: IWPR)
IWPR Postcard
26 Jun 11
The square has witnessed much of the country’s turbulent history.
Iraqi bloggers believe they are under threat. (Photo: IWPR)
23 Jun 11
Increasing intimidation prompts internet activists to join forces.
Editorial Comment
20 Jun 11
Death of journalist and subsequent crackdown on press freedom have raised serious questions about claim that region is democratic model for rest of country.