Institute for War and Peace Reporting


Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Institute for War & Peace Reporting (or IWPR for short) is an international media development charity, established in 1991. It runs major programmes in Afghanistan, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Iran, Iraq, the Philippines, Southeastern Europe, Syria, Uganda and Southern Africa.

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.

IWPR is an international network of four organisations which are governed by boards of senior journalists, peace-building scholars, 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.

The organisation produces a free news bulletin which is emailed out weekly to subscribers in almost every country of the world. The reports are from their staff on the ground and focus on issues broadly to do with human rights and development.

You can find out more about IWPR's Programmes here: http://www.iwpr.net/?p=-&apc_state=henh&s=o&o=top_programmes.html.

History

The organization was founded in the autumn of 1991 under the name Yugofax. Started by American Tony Borden, Britons Ben Cohen and Vanessa Quick as well as Serbian journalist Miloš Vasić, Yugofax was initially a newsletter that focused on the troubling developments throughout the Balkans from a liberal perspective.

As the Balkan conflict soon developed into an all out war, Yugofax newsletter changed its name to Balkan War Report.

Eventually, in late 1995, after the Dayton Peace Accord was signed thus ending the war in Bosnia, the newsletter expanded its area of focus to other global trouble spots (initially mainly focusing on ex-Soviet republics) and adjusted its name to simply War Report.

In 1998, the newsletter changed its name again, this time to Institute for War & Peace Reporting and registered as a non-governmental organization.

External links

* [http://www.iwpr.net/ IWPR Homepage]

* [http://iwpr.net/?p=arr&s=p&o=-&apc_state=henh Afghan Recovery Report]
* [http://www.iwpr.net/?p=crs&s=p&o=-&apc_state=henh Caucasus Reporting Service]
* [http://www.iwpr.net/?p=acr&s=p&o=-&apc_state=henh International Justice/ICC]
* [http://www.iwpr.net/?p=tri&s=p&o=-&apc_state=henb International Justice/ICTY]
* [http://www.iwpr.net/?p=icr&s=p&o=-&apc_state=henh Iraqi Crisis Report]
* [http://www.iwpr.net/?p=irn&s=p&o=-&apc_state=henh Iran: Mianeh Reports]
* [http://www.iwpr.net/?s=b&o=-&p=-&apc_state=henpicr News Briefing Central Asia]
* [http://www.iwpr.net/?p=phl&s=p&o=-&apc_state=henh Philippines Rights Reporting]
* [http://www.iwpr.net/?p=rca&s=p&o=-&apc_state=henh Reporting Central Asia]
* [http://www.iwpr.net/?p=syr&s=p&o=-&apc_state=henh Syria News Briefing]
* [http://iwpr.net/index.php?apc_state=henpsyr&p=syr&s=m&o= Syria Press Monitor]
* [http://www.iwpr.net/?p=zim&s=p&o=-&apc_state=henh Zimbabwe Crisis Reports]


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