An interactive website that helps visitors create democracy through the power of journalism.
The Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR) supports democracy at the front lines of conflict and change through the power of professional journalism. IWPR programs provide hands-on training and initiatives that build the capacity of local media around the world.
To support IWPR’s expanding programs and audiences, ESI Design helped IWPR create a communications strategy and website that communicates the broad range of work that IWPR is doing worldwide. The website features a navigation structure based on the theme of an “Arc of Change.” The theme communicates IWPR’s identity and creates a clear way of expressing IWPR’s mission to train new journalists around the world, build local media capacity and establish an international network of front-line news sources.
In addition to telling IWPR’s rich story, the new website supports dynamic content from text, video, slideshows and audio stories in more than 20 languages. IWPR’s journalists are highlighted through profile pages, which link to stories they have written. Recipients of IWPR’s annual Kurt Schork Award (given to exceptional local and international reporters) are also prominently featured on the site.
Because fresh news from the field is of paramount importance to IWPR audiences, the website is built using an open source content management platform that allows staff and users to easily create and update content on a regular basis.
Visit the the IWPR website at www.iwpr.net