institute for war & peace reporting IWPR


  • Institute for War & Peace Reporting is an international network of four organisations which are governed by boards of senior journalists, peace-building experts, regional specialists and business professionals.
  • The Institute is registered as a charity in the United Kingdom, an organisation with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) in the United States, and a Section 21 not-for-profit organisation in South Africa and a charitable foundation in The Netherlands.
  • IWPR Network: … (full text Governance).

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Address: Institute for War & Peace Reporting IWPR, Head Office, 48 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8LT, UK;

Our Mission: Build peace and democracy through free and fair media
Our Values: Integrity, human rights, local empowerment
What we do:    

  • • Establish sustainable networks and institutions
  • • Develop skills and professionalism
  • • Provide reliable reporting
  • • Build dialogue and debate

Where we work now: …

… IWPR builds democracy at the frontlines of conflict and change through the power of professional journalism. IWPR programs provide intensive hands-on training, extensive reporting and publishing, and ambitious initiatives to build the capacity of local media. Supporting peace-building, development and the rule of law, IWPR gives responsible local media a voice. We have grown substantially from its origins disseminating frontline reporting by Balkan journalists to counter nationalist hate speech and international misunderstanding throughout the conflicts of the 1990s.

The Institute now exists as an international network for media development, with not for-profit divisions in Europe, the US and Africa supporting training and capacity-building programs for local journalism, with field programs in more than two dozen countries.

Under dictatorships such as Zimbabwe and Uzbekistan, and on-going conflict areas such as Chechnya, IWPR serves a critical role as “electronic samizdat,” supporting local reporters under siege and utilizing new technologies to disseminate their reporting in country, regionally and internationally. This includes extensive syndication in newspapers throughout the United States and regular appearances on NPR, CNN and BBC. In transitional regions, as the Balkans, IWPR has established a network of independent local media organizations to provide journalist training and investigative reporting for the long term. This includes a focus on reporting on war crimes and war crimes tribunals, in The Hague and in the regions … (full texts).

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