IRP Events

  • Reporting on Global Health

    A doctor at the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital in South Africa looks at a chest x-ray of a miner suspected of having tuberculosis.Photo: David RochkindOn homepage: A water healing by Mozambican Zionists.Photo: Annie Murphy Global health problems--such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, and maternal mortality--that plague developing countries rarely make headlines in the United States, even as they threaten hundreds of millions of people with death and illness, as well as contribute to poverty and instability in many countries. So why are global health stories under-represented in the U.S. media? What are the challenges to better coverage of...

  • A Lens into Liberia: Experiences from IRP Editors

    Liberia is rebuilding its social, democratic and economic institutions from the ground up after a brutal 14-year civil war that left more than 200,000 people dead. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first democratically elected female Head of State, will seek re-election later this year in a campaign many observers say is crucial for Liberia’s recovery. The International Reporting Project (IRP) recently took 11 senior U.S. editors on an intensive, two-week fact-finding trip to Liberia that uncovered the complex dynamics of society within this fragile country. Three of the journalists will discuss their experiences and share their predictions...

  • Reporting from China

    Click here for PDF flier. September 15, 12-2PM * Lunch will be served 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Rome Auditorium Washington DC A panel of senior U.S. editors has recently returned from a visit to Beijing and south-west China on a visit sponsored by the International Reporting Project (IRP). They will discuss the health, development and environmental issues they explored during their visit, the U.S. media’s news coverage of China, and the challenges of reporting about China for an American audience. Speakers: Rana Foroohar, deputy editor, Newsweek Joseph F. Frolik, chief editorial writer, The Plain Dealer Elizabeth Krist, senior...

  • Promised Land - Sneak Preview

    Click here for event flyer... Sunday, March 21, 8pm – 10 pm Busboys and Poets (Langston Room) 2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 “Promised Land,” is a film by Yoruba Richen about South Africa’s efforts to fulfill a post-apartheid pledge to return land to blacks who were forcibly removed from their lands over decades. This beautifully shot film tells a story of two land claims and shows how both whites and blacks in South Africa make compelling cases to settle on the land. The event is sponsored by the International Reporting Project (IRP), a Washington-based journalism program that gave...

  • Children of War

    When: November 3, 2009 - 4:30 - 6:30 PM Where: Rome Auditorium, Benjamin T. Rome Building Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) 1619 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20036 Directions Since 1986, the violent conflict in northern Uganda has claimed more than one million lives and has forced tens of thousands of children to serve as soldiers, domestic servants, and "wives" of rebel leaders. Many have been forced to commit unspeakably brutal acts and been injured by other children, or both. While serving the Lord’s Resistance Army in this conflict, child combatants learned that the more violent acts they committed, the...

  • Journalists Cover the World

    Joanna Kakissis conducting an interview in Bangladesh When: Thursday, October 22, 2009, 12:30 to 2 PM Complimentary lunch will be served Where: The Beacon Hotel 1615 Rhode Island Avenue (at 17th street), NW - The Beacon Room Washington, DC 20036 Come hear seven journalists share the results of their five-week reporting projects for the IRP. The journalists have just returned from Pakistan, Brazil, Kenya, Thailand, India, Bangladesh and Rwanda. The IRP Fellows will present their multimedia reports on refugees, health, climate change and the global environment, development of the Amazon, and Pakistani conflict zones. Speakers: Perry Beeman, De Moines Register, Country focus: Rwanda Theresa Bradley, Freelance...

  • Loose Nukes

    Click here for event flier. When: Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 12 to 2 PM Complimentary lunch will be served Where: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW 2nd Floor-The Root Room Washington DC The spread of illicit nuclear materials, or “loose nukes,” is one of the most urgent issues of our time. Come hear three experienced journalists returning from their five-week reporting for the IRP investigating nuclear issues in Iran, Georgia and Russia. Tara McKelvey, senior editor of The American Prospect and author of "Monstering: Inside America’s Policy of Secret Interrogations and Torture in the Terror War" Joby Warrick,...

  • Reporting From Kenya

    Thursday, October 1, 2009, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Ronald Reagan Building One Woodrow Wilson Plaza 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC Twelve senior U.S. editors and producers traveled to Kenya in Spring 2009 on an International Reporting Project (IRP) Gatekeeper Editors trip for an in-depth look at one of Africa’s most fascinating countries. Three of the Gatekeepers will be on hand to discuss their reporting from Kenya and the U.S. media's coverage of global health, environment, and security issues. Please RSVP to ecsp@wilsoncenter.org with your name and affiliation. Click...

  • Towards Copenhagen: Greening the Global Economy

    This December leaders from around the world will meet in Copenhagen for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) at which there will be efforts to reach a new international agreement on combating global warming. In light of this historic conference, The International Reporting Project and the Energy, Resource and Environment program at The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), are teaming up to host “Toward Copenhagen: Greening the Global Economy.” Friday, September 25, 2009 10:00am - 12:30pm Lunch will be served after the event. The Kenney Auditorium, SAIS 1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20036 Featured speakers: ...

  • Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country

    The International Reporting Project along with the Southeast Asia Studies program at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents the screening of "Burma VJ: reporting from a closed country." The film offers a unique insight into high-risk journalism and dissidence in a police state, while at the same time providing a thorough documentation of the historical and dramatic days of September 2007, when the Buddhist monks started marching and the subsequent violence. The event will take place Thursday, September 24, 2009, 5:00 pm, in the Kenney Auditorium, at The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced Int’l Studies (SAIS), 1740...