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Digital communication has become a more perilous activity, particularly for activists, political dissidents, and independent media. The recent surge in digital activism that has helped to shape the Arab spring has been met with stiff resistance by governments in the region intent on reducing the impact of digital organizing and independent media. No longer content with Internet filtering, many governments in the Middle East and around the world are using a variety of technological and offline strategies to go after online media and digital activists.

CAHR 9 cover

The quarterly newsletter Human Rights in Central Asia, produced under the Building Human Rights Protection and Education Through the Media in Central Asia Project, funded by the European Commission, contains comprehensive information about the project’s activities in the region (round tables, public discussions, and training events) and the human rights stories posted on the IWPR website that attracted the most public attention.

IWPR Darfur Special cover

An IWPR investigation into the floundering aid effort in Darfur has revealed the unwillingness of the international community to stand up to interference and obstruction from the government of Sudan.

IWPR Tunisia hanbook cover

En soi, le journalisme en temps d’élection n’est pas différent d’autres formes de journalisme – toutefois, pendant les campagnes électorales, les médias comme les politiciens sont observés d’encore plus près, car le monde politique et le public en général suivent les informations avec plus d’attention. Les reportages sont observés de près pour y déceler – ou pas – biais, distorsions et inexactitudes.

Dots on Letters Tripoli 2 cover

For the second Tripoli issue, the reporters researched stories on a number of interesting topics, from the plight of people living in cemeteries to the souks of the old town and the state of some of the some of main roads outside the city. 

Dots on Letters Bekfaya 1 cover

The municipality of Bekfaya is located in Metn, a mainly Christian area near Beirut. Bekfaya reporters wrote the challenges of urban planning in booming municipalities; cultural activities in their region; the needs of disabled people; the role of municipalities in improving their quality of life; and Bekfaya’s celebrated flowers.

CAHR 8 cover

The quarterly newsletter Human Rights in Central Asia, produced under the Building Human Rights Protection and Education Through the Media in Central Asia Project, funded by the European Commission, contains comprehensive information about the project’s activities in the region (round tables, public discussions, and training events) and the human rights stories posted on the IWPR website that attracted the most public attention.

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This special report examines the controversies around attempts to commemorate victims of the Bosnian war. 

Baakline is a town in the mountainous Chouf region, where many of the Druze minority live. Project reporters wrote about the emigration of young people from the villages in the area, the local education system and the risk of foreign fires.

Located in the south of Lebanon, the city of Sour (or Tyre) is home to a Shia majority and Christian minority. The first edition of the Sour newsletter reported on attempts to revive tourism in Qana; the psychological aftermath of the 2006 war; and the uncertain future of new graduates.

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