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March 08 to August 08

IWPR Iraq continues to train journalists

During the last six months, the IWPR Iraq project has continued to provide training and mentoring, particularly for female journalists.

IWPR Iraq journalists honoured

In May, IWPR’s Iraq journalists won a Henri Nannen award – which is to be the German equivalent of a Pulitzer Prize.

Selection of IWPR Iraq comments and special reports

IWPR Iraq highlights problems faced by women

IWPR’s reports are improving conditions for women because “they attract the attention of the country’s decision-makers”, said Suhaila Omar of Kirkuk-based non-governmental organisation Mother and Child Organisation.

Future training

Four IWPR-trained journalists describe their experience of working for the Institute. Zaineb Naji in Baghdad Samah Samad in Kirkuk Frman Abdul-Rahman in Sulaimaniyah Basim al-Shara in Baghdad

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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 works in Afghanistan, Caucasus, Central Asia, The Netherlands, Iran, Iraq, The Philippines, Southeastern Europe, Syria, Uganda, Southern Africa and Zimbabwe. for more information about IWPR please visit www.iwpr.net

This is originally posted at http://www.iwpr.net/EN-icr-f-348599 and IWPR - Institute for War & Peace is responsible for the content.

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