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Section: Institute for War & Peace Reporting

      Fighting Fake News in Ukraine
      Jan18

      Fighting Fake News in Ukraine

      Survey shows that ability to identify misinformation remains poor.Experts have highlighted the importance of a nationwide media literacy campaign in Ukraine after new research showed that the public continue to be highly vulnerable to misinformation. The survey, by Internews and USAID, revealed that although Ukrainians say that they have little...

      Afghanistan: Action Pledged On Taleban School Takeover
      Sep05

      Afghanistan: Action Pledged On Taleban School Takeover

      Officials vow to address concerns over insurgent influence on education.An IWPR report that revealed how the Taleban were attempting to impose their own curriculum in schools in Logar province has made headline news across Afghanistan. (See Taleban Impose Changes on Afghan Curriculum). Local officials said that, having been alerted to the issue...

      Afghanistan: Cautious Welcome for Renewed Night Raids
      Sep05

      Afghanistan: Cautious Welcome for Renewed Night Raids

      Recent strikes led by special ops teams deemed a success.The renewal of night time counter-terrorism raids by Afghan special forces in the southern province of Helmand have been cautiously welcomed by local officials and activists. The tactic of entering villages at night had proved hugely controversial in the past due to high rates of civilian...

      Historical Treasures of Afghanistan Squandered
      Sep05

      Historical Treasures of Afghanistan Squandered

      Poor security and neglect mean that local sites risk being lost forever.Officials in the eastern Afghan province of Badghis are warning that priceless archaeological treasures face destruction without urgent steps being taken to preserve them. Locals say that the scenery and archaeological treasures of the north-western province could match those...

      IWPR Launches New Central Asia Programme
      Sep05

      IWPR Launches New Central Asia Programme

      Scheme aims to support a fresh crop of experts and reporters across the region.IWPR and the OSCE Academy in Bishkek have launched a three-year project to boost the capacity of a new generation of analysts and journalists in Central Asia. The programme, funded by the Foreign Ministry of Norway, aims to create a pool of specialists who can help...

      Afghanistan: Female Prisoners Jailed Far From Home
      Sep05

      Afghanistan: Female Prisoners Jailed Far From Home

      Lack of facilities in Kunar province means inmates are forced to serve their sentences elsewhere.Standing patiently in line outside the gates of Nangahar jail, 54-year-old Khatona wept as she waited to see her daughter Marina. Khatona – who asked for both her and her child’s names be changed to protect their identities – said...

      Russian Crisis Continues to Bite for Labour Migrants
      Mar10

      Russian Crisis Continues to Bite for Labour Migrants

      Kyrgystan’s membership of a Moscow-led trading bloc has softened the blow for its citizens, but Uzbeks and Tajiks are clearly suffering.The Russian economic crisis continues to bite for Central Asian labour migrants, with thousands of Tajik and Uzbek nationals returning home as remittances plummet. The exception to the trend appears to be...

      Armenia Wants Best of Both Worlds
      Jul06

      Armenia Wants Best of Both Worlds

      Six months ago, it looked like Armenia had made a final, definitive choice to align itself with Russia rather than the European Union. But now the government in Yerevan seems to be reaching out to Brussels again and seeking something like the kind of Association Agreement that it abandoned nearly two years ago – and officials insist that Moscow...

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