Nelly Bassily | August 18, 2014
The Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR) aims to give voice to people on the frontlines of conflict, crisis and change. Working from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, the organization describes its aims as helping people in the world’s most challenging environments to access the information they need to drive positive changes in their lives – holding government to account, demanding constructive solutions, strengthening civil society and securing human rights.
IWPR works to forge the skills and capacity of local journalism, strengthen local media institutions, and engage civil society and governments to ensure that information achieves impact.
Like any specialized journalism, reporting on war crimes has its own demands and its own rules. Historical background, procedures and law must be understood.
IWPR’s new publication − Reporting justice: a handbook on covering war crimes courts – aims to give reporters the tools to properly report on the trials of war crime suspects or investigate war crimes on the ground.
To download the PDF file of this handbook in English, French or Portuguese, go to: http://iwpr.net/reporting-justice-handbook-covering-war-crimes-courts