INSTITUTE FOR WAR AND PEACE REPORTING (IWPR)
IWPR is an international network of three non-profit organisations in Africa, Europe and the United States which are governed by boards of senior journalists, peace-building experts, regional specialists and business professionals.
Journalists, governments, donors, civil society, policy makers.
“IWPR undertakes practical journalist training projects in Afghanistan, the Balkans, the Caucasus and Central Asia. In collaboration with local media, IWPR seeks to improve communication of vital information on human rights and democratisation, and assist regional media to gain international exposure” (IWPR Website, http://www.iwpr.net/index.php?p=-&apc_state=henmicr&s=o&o=top_programmes_new.html, accessed on 24 May 2007).
IWPR is funded by private foundations, individuals and government agencies (British Council; Canadian International Development Agency; Carnegie Corporation of New York; Community Fund/Big Lottery; Compton Foundation; Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada; Department for International Development, UK; European Commission; Ford Foundation; Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK; Hivos; International Media Support; International Republican Institute; IREX; MacArthur Foundation; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway; National Endowment for Democracy; Open Society Institute; Ploughshares Found; Rockefeller Family Associates; Samuel Rubin Foundation; Sigrid Rausing Trust; Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency; Swiss Development Agency; Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs; UNESCO; US Institute of Peace; US Agency for International Development; US Department of State, Department for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor; Tides Foundation/Working Assets) (IWPR Website, http://www.iwpr.net/index.php?p=-&apc_state=heno-top_programmes_new.html&s=o&o=top_supporters.html, accessed on 24 May 2007).
Scope of reporting:
Geographic focus: Afghanistan, Caucasus, Central Asia, Iraq, South-eastern Europe, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Southern Africa.
Thematic focus: War crimes and trials, safety and security in conflict areas, political and human rights issues, journalists’ safety, peace reporting, administration of war-torn territories, intra-state conflicts, humanitarian recovery of countries after war.
IWPR authors are journalists and analysts with expertise in the regions featured in IWPR's output.
IWPR’ programmes staff is based in Kabul, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Kampala, London, Baku, Grozny/Nazran, Tbilisi, Dushanbe, Bishkek, Iraq and The Hague (IWPR Website, http://www.iwpr.net/index.php?p=-&apc_state=henh&s=o&o=top_contact_us.html, accessed on 24 May 2007).
IWPR articles are published on a weekly to bi-weekly basis.
English; depending on the programmes information is also available in other languages (Dari and Pashto for Afghanistan Programme, Russian for Caucasus and Central Asia Programmes, Kurdish and Arab for Iraq Programme, Russian and Uzbek for the News Briefing Central Asia Programme, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian for Tribunal Programme, Turkmen and Russian for Turkmen Radio Programme).