Anthony Borden | Institute for War and Peace Reporting


Anthony Borden

Anthony Borden
IWPR Executive Director

Anthony is the founder of the Institute for War & Peace Reporting. He was editor of the highly regarded magazine War Report from 1991-98 and was commended for the “Best Online Journalism Service” in the 1999 NetMedia journalism awards, for IWPR's reporting on the Kosovo crisis. He has worked with the UK's Department for International Development assessing media programs in post-communist countries. He has received a MacArthur Foundation NGO research fellowship to study media and conflict at King’s College, London. He has worked as an editor and writer for Harper's, The Nation, The American Lawyer and HarperCollins, and contributed to The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Newsweek and numerous other publications. He comments regularly on conflict and media issues for the BBC, CNN and other media, and has been heavily involved in IWPR’s extensive media reform programming in Rwanda. 

Stories by the author

Trang in Ho Chi Minh City in 2019.
Anthony Borden
7 Oct 20
Pham Doan Trang detained hours after the annual US-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue.
Protestors rally at the Michigan State Capitol. (Photo: Sarah Rice/Getty Images)
Anthony Borden
29 Sep 20
US politicians should take heed: fracturing a society is far easier than healing it.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks to the media. (Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)
Anthony Borden
3 May 20
Why free and fair journalism is also a key part of the battle against coronavirus.
Graffiti in central London. (Photo: Duncan Cumming/Flickr)
Anthony Borden
6 Apr 20
The need for factual and fair reporting is more important than ever.
Marsh Suliman, a Syrian refugee. (Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Anthony Borden
8 Mar 20
Supporting collective individualism can drive real change.
Audrey Poe Borden, journalist and educator. 15 May 1926 – 18 September 2019.
Anthony Borden
4 Oct 19
An intrepid young reporter who travelled extensively in post-war Europe and the Middle East, Audrey Poe brought commitment, flair and a spirit of love to everything she did. She was the inspiration for the founding of IWPR.
(Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
Anthony Borden
8 Mar 18
Women’s rights are a pathway to addressing social and political challenges around the world.
Ammar Al Shahbander with Anthony Borden, pictured in 2012. (Photo: IWPR)
Anthony Borden
15 Oct 15
Eulogy for a friend and colleague delivered at a memorial service in London, October 13, 2015.
A family mourn over a coffin among 136 victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in the hall at the Potocari cemetery and memorial near Srebrenica on July 9, 2015. (Photo: Matej Divizna/Getty Images)
Anthony Borden
10 Jul 15
"Never again" does not mean much when divisions remain so deep.
Ammar Al Shahbander with Tony Borden in a picture from 2012. (Photo: IWPR)
Anthony Borden
15 May 15
IWPR's executive director describes the respect and affection people had for Ammar Al Shahbander.