IWPR Iraq training on advocacy campaigning and peace building.
IWPR Iraq training on advocacy campaigning and peace building. © IWPR


Highlights of IWPR programming in three-dozen countries around the world

IWPR’s programming helps individuals and groups develop the skills, networks and platforms they need to communicate effectively, objectively and safely to help them drive positive change.

Where We Work

Projects and initiatives are developed in partnership with local organisations and are designed to meet the needs of the communities they serve. All programmes and projects are measured and evaluated to ensure that participants and future initiatives benefit from lessons learned.

Projects By Region

Marie interviews one of the IDPs, who explains reasons behind the Mutengo attack, October 2010. © Tom Bradley
IWPR reporters on assignment in Kibua, October 2010. © Tom Bradley
Graffiti artists pose in front of their latest mural advocating safety practices to curb the spread of coronavirus, April 29, 2020, Nairobi. © Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images
Gathering interviews for Nadhrat al-Shafafa. © IWPR
IWPR Uganda trainee Giliian Lamunu working on a radio story. © IWPR
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Africa Media Matters project. © IWPR
Sierra Leonean investigative reporter Silas Gbandia. © S. Gbandia


IWPR Africa gives voice to the voiceless on critical topics such as human rights and impunity. Working in some of the most complex operating environments across the continent, IWPR programming in Africa helps citizens to make informed decisions on issues that affect their daily lives. Programming includes supporting investigative reporters, combatting Covid-19 misinformation, and building communities of journalists and media professionals to identify and expose disinformation networks and narratives.

Rohingya Muslim refugees wait to board boats over a creek after crossing the Myanmar Bangladesh border on September 07, 2017 in Whaikhyang. © Dan Kitwood/Getty Images


IWPR Asia works across South, South East and East Asia to counter disinformation, strengthen government accountability and promote human rights. Our work in the region builds links across media, civil society and, where appropriate, government, to inform and drive change. Along with our core mission of training journalists and supporting investigative reporting, we engage citizens and citizens groups to help them become active participants in public life, informing themselves and advocating on issues that matter. We support local media, civil society groups and cross-border networks throughout the region to research, identify and combat the influence of Chinese ‘sharp power’. In the Indo-Pacific area, we support a wide range of groups to build greater understanding and resilience against COVID-inspired disinformation.

IWPR Ukraine conference held in Kyiv, October 6-7, 2017. © IWPR
CABAR training session. © CABAR/IWPR
IWPR organised roundtable discussion on hybrid threats in Moldova and Ukraine held in Chisinau, May 2019. © IWPR
TV interview with Tajik ambassador Hadyatullo Azimzoda (L) and IWPR Tajikistan Project Coordinator Dilnoza Mirzomamadova (C), September 2020. © CABAR/IWPR
Former president of Serbia Slobodan Milosevic appears at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, August 30, 2001 in The Hague, the Netherlands. © Michel Porro/Getty Images
IWPR roundtable in Skopje, December 2003. © IWPR
A three day hackathon organised by IWPR and the Tbilisi Startup Bureau, October 2018. © IWPR
IWPR reporter interviewing a resident of Ledici, a village in Bosnia and Herzegovina. © Sanja Vrzic
Reporter Eana Korbezashvili on an assignment in May 2015. © IWPR
School of Analytics session, 2019, Kazakstan. © IWPR/CABAR


IWPR works across the Western Balkans, Caucasus and Central Asia to strengthen local voices of reporters, civil society activists and expert analysts and policy makers. Our focus is on strengthening the nexus among media, civil society and, where possible, officials, to help drive informed change. Efforts focus on human rights reporting, peace building and reconciliation, anti-corruption and transparency, and expert policy research and analysis. IWPR’s enjoys deep networks in these regions, where we have worked since our founding and earliest years.

A woman talks on her mobile as she walks past a mural depicting (L-R) Cuban Communist Party founder Julio Antonio Mella and Cuban revolutionary leaders Camilo Cienfuegos and Che Guevara in the Habana Vieja neighbourhood. © Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Latin America & the Caribbean

IWPR Latin America and the Caribbean currently works across five countries in the region where freedom of expression and access to information are at risk, supporting journalism and building activists’ digital and social media skills. We strengthen the capacity of journalists and media outlets, from basic reporting to financial sustainability, as well as providing security training and support. IWPR builds links with civil society groups, enhancing communications strategies and supporting cyber activists to build awareness among new generations of freedom of expression and human rights issues.

Journalists are seen as the security forces clash with Daesh terrorists in Domiz district of Kirkuk, Iraq on October 22, 2016. © Yunus Keles/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Middle East & North Africa

IWPR programming in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region strengthen local voices of journalists, women activists, minority communities and others to help achieve positive change. IWPR maintains regional programming as well as a number of extensive and long-standing country projects. Highlights include basic skills and security training and mentoring, supporting social media champions, strengthening women’s civil society groups and impacting public discourse through social media champions. IWPR’s has worked in the region since launching Iraq programming in 2003.

Frontline Updates
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Ukraine Justice Report

Ukraine Justice Report provides updated and in-depth coverage of judicial processes taking place across the country. 
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Ukraine Voices

The Ukraine Voices project supports Ukrainian journalists reporting on the Russian invasion of their country.
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IWPR Academy academy.iwpr.net

IWPR Netherlands iwpr.nl

Caucasus: Women Connecting for Peace women4peace.net

CABAR - Central Asian Bureau for Analytical Reporting cabar.asia

CABAR - Media School school.cabar.asia

CAPIR capir.net

Cyber Arabs cyber-arabs.com

Cyber Women cyber-women.com

Liberated T liberated-t.com

Syria Stories syriastories.net

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