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

Projects

Middle East / North Africa

IWPR has worked in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region since launching major programming in Iraq in 2003, which continues. Since then, work has expanded to country programming in Libya, Tunisia and Syria, and regional initiatives that include training and mentoring of citizen activists and journalists.

 

Iraq

IWPR’s longest-standing programming in the region supports women’s economic and social empowerment, sustainable business models for media outlets, advertising, elections, security and legal support for journalists and civil society, freedom of expression policy and advocacy, content production, civil society development and communications, university capacity-building, internet policy, government transparency, and reform of media policy and regulatory frameworks.

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For more information please contact Duncan Furey, Regional Director, MENA Programme

 

Libya

IWPR continues to support Libya during this difficult period of political transition through programming that reaches a broad array of media and civil society sector actors, women and young people. Ongoing projects include editorial skills training, security and first aid courses for frontline journalists, content production that gives communities a stronger voice in local issues, and mentoring university students who will become the first generation of post-revolution media professionals.

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For more information please contact Duncan Furey, Regional Director, MENA Programme

 

Syria

IWPR works with Syrian reporters, bloggers and activists to support freedom of expression, human rights and democracy. The work focuses on strengthening independent media, civil society and human rights groups, and on helping them sustain their efforts in an extreme environment.

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For more information please contact Duncan Furey, Regional Director, MENA Programme

 

Tunisia

IWPR has developed a network of media hubs across the country and trained women, youth, and traditionally marginalised groups outside the capital in basic, advanced and social media skills.

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For more information please contact Duncan Furey, Regional Director, MENA Programme