IWPR Films Shortlisted for Award

Features tell stories of reconciliation and justice in a society still struggling to overcome ethnic divisions.

Two IWPR documentaries on the legacy of the 1992-1995 civil war have been shortlisted for an award at a Bosnian film festival.

No Excuses and I Love SFK will be screened at the thirteenth annual Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) which runs from May 26-28 in New York.

Tajikistan: New Concerns Over Female Suicides

Disturbing trend sees mothers driven to desperate measures.

Experts have raised concerns about a recent serious of incidents in which Tajik women have killed themselves along with their children.

Suicide rates tend to be high amongst Tajik women, with most deaths occurring in rural areas.

See: Female Suicide “Epidemic” in Tajikistan

Mina Habib – a Star of IWPR’s Afghan Programme

Journalist defies danger and prejudice to seek out stories.

Although award-winning reporter Mina Habib has a degree in journalism from Kabul university, she says the time she as spent working for IWPR is really how she learned her craft.

“At university everything was on paper, and imaginary,” she said. “We just discussed theory over and over again and didn’t do anything practical. It was when I started working with IWPR that I really entered the world of journalism.

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