Institute for War and Peace Reporting | Giving Voice, Driving Change

Projects

Europe / Eurasia

IWPR has worked in the Caucasus and Central Asia for 12 years and in the Western Balkans for 20 years, improving the capacity of civil society activists and organisations to build more effective public information and advocacy campaigns on important regional issues, thus bringing voice to communities. Efforts center on improving human rights, on peace building and reconciliation, and on transitional and international justice.

 

Armenia

IWPR improves the capacity of media outlets and independent journalists to provide factual, balanced coverage issues including human and minority rights and access to basic public services. IWPR is strengthening public and expert engagement on key human rights and governance-related issues and is improving the capacity of women’s and youth-focused NGOs to engage with the media and policymakers.

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For more information please contact Beka Bajelidze, Caucasus Regional Director

 

Azerbaijan

IWPR works in this strategically-placed country to promote freedom of expression and accountability, facilitate balanced media coverage of key issues, improve access to new media, encourage the use of digital security tools, and strengthen the capacity of civil society organisations.

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For more information please contact Beka Bajelidze, Caucasus Regional Director

 

Balkans

IWPR’s longest continuing area of work is about creating a broader understanding of the trials taking place at the Hague tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. For more than 15 years, we have reported from the trial and worked in the Balkans, where we have trained hundreds of journalists, editors, broadcasters and producers in objective reporting on human rights, rule of law and transitional justice. Radio and TV documentaries on issues like reconciliation and justice reached millions of people in the region. A series of films about individual Bosnians who were able to terms with the past were broadcast on state TV and Al Jazeera and sparked an intense debate among audiences, particularly young people.

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For more information please contact Merdijana Sadović, Regional Director for Western Balkans

 

Georgia

With a presence in the country since 1999, IWPR has provided media training and mentoring of journalists, supported reporting and civil society networking projects, and focused on neglected rural areas. Multiple crises, including the August 2008 war, prompted IWPR to begin providing safety and security training for journalists and expand programming in peace building and reconciliation initiatives.

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For more information please contact Beka Bajelidze, Caucasus Regional Director

 

Kazakstan

IWPR’s program brings together human rights activists and journalists to improve the capacity of human rights groups to launch effective public campaigns. At the same time, it supports improvement of media coverage of a broad array of human rights and related concerns.

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For more information please contact Karen Widess, Senior Programmes Manager

 

Kyrgyzstan

Programming facilitates human rights organizations’ networking capacity, supporting stronger public advocacy campaigns on human rights and linking activists to media outlets to improve coverage of issues of concern. It includes a significant focus on ethnic minorities, in particular on peace and reconciliation effort.

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For more information please contact Karen Widess, Senior Programmes Manager

 

Tajikistan

IWPR supports the development of civil society networks and enables them to launch more effective advocacy campaigns on major issues like the law, judicial practice and human rights issues. Programming also supports training, networking events, roundtable discussions radio reports on women’s rights and youth.

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For more information please contact Karen Widess, Senior Programmes Manager

 

Ukraine

IWPR's recent work in Ukraine has increased the journalistic and safety & security skills of reporters working in the conflict zone in the east of the country. This was a swift response to the pressures facing by journalists who have had to operate in a hostile environment with few guidelines. In particular, IWPR's programming has addressed the lack of accurate, factual information available on the conflict, increasing the capacity of journalists to produce accurate, objective and neutral information as a basis for a more productive discussion of conflict issues, contributing to more informed public opinion and debate.

We partnered with a leading Ukrainian NGO, the Regional Press Development Institute (RPDI). Based in Kiev, RPDI provided substantial on-the-ground administrative support to enable the project to progress smoothly.

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For more information please contact Karen Widess, Senior Programmes Manager

 

Uzbekistan

IWPR is one of very few civil society and media development organisations still working with journalists, editors and civic activists inside the country. Media professionals have been mentored in fact-based, balanced reporting, and they provide independent, objective sources of information on the country.

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For more information please contact Karen Widess, Senior Programmes Manager