The London-based Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR)—which supports local journalists and civil society activists in countries in conflict, crisis, and transition—was occupying a building that had been donated to the organization. The building had excess space that was under-utilized and not programmatically aligned with IWPR. Lodestar provided a technical assistance grant to IWPR for an office-sharing consultant who assisted IWPR to develop a vision of turning the building into the Centre for Crisis Reporting. Currently, leading human rights and media development groups live together to enhance partnership; provide training/exchange facilities; and establish collaborative media productions, joint events, and other activities to increase impact.
Grant Amount: $10,000
Year Granted: 2007
Grantee: Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR)
Grantee Website: Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR)