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Based on IWPR's years of experience working in Syria, the manual tackles topics such as hate speech, fake news and the dangers of using stereotypes, amply illustrated with numerous real-life examples.

Content Analysis of the Representation of Central Asia, the Caucasus, Ukraine and Moldova in the Media of Kyrgyzstan in 2017 surveyed coverage of these regions and countries in the Kyrgyz media. The research helped identify weak spots in Kyrgyz journalism, analysing the main challenges and including recommendations for media workers to improve their professionalism. 

The Status of Media and the Role of Social Media in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan looks at the 2018 media landscape in four Central Asian countries. It describes the main challenges and provides detailed recommendations for the management of local outlets, government agencies and NGOs so as to strengthen the role of media across all parts of society.

The Situation of Civil Society in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan outlines the status of civil society organizations in 2018 and explores their potential for development. The study includes extensive recommendations for how heads of both NGOs and government agencies can strengthen the role played by civil society in solving various social challenges and acting as a bridge between government and society.

The Holistic Security Manual for Cuban Journalists (El Manual de Seguridad Holística para Periodistas de Cuba) was created by IWPR based on the experiences and recommendations of journalists working on the ground in Cuba, with the participation of experts and international organisations committed to freedom of expression and the protection of journalists.

Life Hacks (Hacks de Vida) is a guide to better understanding online gender violence in Latin America and how to support those who face it. Targeted at female activists and cyber security experts, it draws on the testimonies of more than 20 campaigners and specialists from the region and deals with the effects of online gender violence on a personal, technical and community level. Authored by Estrella Soria and Luisa Ortiz Pérez in collaboration with IWPR, it was released in March 2018.

IWPR hosted a three-day conference in Tunis on February 26-28 2018 to mark the launch of Post-Revolution Pioneers, its report into women's civil society groups in Libya. Funded by the UK government and produced in partnership with Binda Consulting International, the report draws on extensive field interviews from across the country.

Cyberwomen is a digital security curriculum with a holistic and gender perspective, geared towards both professional trainers and those who want to learn how to train others on their digital protection and include gender considerations as they do so. It is made up of training modules, interactive games and recommendations for evaluating the training, as well as audio-visual and graphic materials as instructional aids.

Throughout 2016, IWPR continued to support free voices in some of the most challenging environments around the world and to help in the production of vital frontline reporting.

Over the next five years, IWPR will strengthen and extend our mission to empower local voices to make positive change. We will continue to work in countries undergoing conflict, crisis and transition to enhance the free flow of information and robust public debate as a means of mitigating conflict, contributing to good governance and enabling citizens to participate in decision-making.