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The International Reporting Project (IRP) provides opportunities for journalists to report on critical international issues that are under-covered in the news media.

The program was created in 1998, making it a pioneer in the "non-profit journalism" movement that seeks to fill the gap left by much of the mainstream media's reduction of international news. The IRP has provided opportunities to more than 400 journalists to travel to more than 100 countries to produce award-winning stories.

Stories

  • Farewell From IRP

    A Message from the Director After 20 years of supporting journalists to report in more than 115 countries, the International Reporting Project (IRP) is ending its programs effective in March. It’s...

  • Meet Our Newest Fellows

    The International Reporting Project is awarding fellowships to report on different topics around the world. The following fellowships were awarded in late 2017 and early 2018. {image-2}               ...

  • IRP Group Trip to Senegal

    The International Reporting Project (IRP) hosted a group reporting trip focusing on gender, human rights and civil society issues in Senegal in November 2017. {image-1} About Senegal Senegal, one of Africa&rsquo...

  • Interested in reporting with IRP? View our current fellowship opportunities.

    The International Reporting Project offers a variety of journalism fellowships each year, including group trips and solo reporting opportunities. We are not currently accepting applications. Check this page frequently for updated information...

  • Apply Today to Report on Gender and LGBTI Rights

    {image-1} Photo by Sara Hylton, a 2017 Fellow reporting from Canada. Sara can be followed on Twitter and on Instagram. About This Fellowship The International Reporting Project is accepting applications from professional journalists...

  • Apply Today to Report on Global Religion Issues

    {image-1} About This Fellowship The International Reporting Project is accepting applications from professional journalists to report on global religion issues. Deadline to apply is Monday, December 11th at 11:59pm EST. Some of...

  • Apply Today to Report on Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution in Africa

    About this Fellowship The International Reporting Project is accepting applications from professional journalists to report on issues related to peacebuilding and conflict resolution across the African continent. The deadline for submissions was 11:5...

  • The International Reporting Project (IRP) Moves to New America

    The International Reporting Project (IRP) is pleased to announce that it has moved to New America, a nonpartisan think tank with offices in Washington, D.C., New York, and California. “We'...

  • Reporting on Religion: Event on October 15

    This event is currently at capacity. RSVPs are no longer being accepted. On Tuesday, October 15, from 12 pm to 2 pm, the 2013 U.S. Fellows on Global Religion Reporting will discuss their IRP trips. ...

  • Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister on All Things Nuclear

    Kazakhstan’s foreign minister, Erlan Idrissov, spoke for an hour to ten journalists who participated in a reporting trip to Kazakhstan in August, a huge but little-known Central Asian country whose...

  • Scarred Landscapes of Kazakhstan’s Nuclear Test Site

    Few know nuclear dangers quite like the Kazakhstanis. While famed for its apple orchards, Kazakhstan has struggled to shake off its image as the Soviet Union’s nuclear bomb testing site....

  • Child Survival in India: IRP’s New Media Reporting Trip

    The International Reporting Project and nine innovative journalists and new media experts from around the world traveled to India for an intensive ten-day trip to explore issues of child survival. The journalists...

  • Reporting on Religion: IRP Event on November 13

    {image-1} On Tuesday, November 13, from 12 pm to 2 pm, the 2012 fall IRP Fellows will discuss their international reporting trips. Emily Brennan, news assistant for The New York Times, covered churches and...

  • Mombasa Rising? Secessionist Movement Grows on Kenya’s Coast

    Kenya's Coast Province boasts of wealth of opportunity -- pristine beaches, deluxe hotels, a major port and an oil refinery -- but for locals in the picturesque city of Mombasa, it'...

  • RSVP for Film Screening: “Baseball in the Time of Cholera”

    Please join us for a film screening and panel discussion of Baseball in the Time of Cholera on Wednesday, July 18, at 5 pm. IRP will be co-sponsoring the event with the International Law...

  • “How to Put on a Condom”: A Home Visit for HIV Testing

    {image-1} We trail along with two HIV home-visit health workers who work with the CDC Kenya (Centers for Disease Control) to visit with a family in a remote area in the Nyanza...

  • Kenya’s Climb to the Contraceptive Summit

    Kenya is far more than the sum of its health statistics, of course. I've been here only a few days but have experienced amazing hospitality and kindness, vibrant cities, gorgeous lush...

  • Contraception, Life in Kibera’s Slum

    {image-1} What do you call the ability to plan for when or if you'll have children? What about the ability to decide for yourself that you're all done having children?...

  • Who Cares About Reproductive Health?

    Samuel Siringi is one of twenty-seven children in his family. In Kenya, the population increases by one million every year, and unemployment remains high. On a recent IRP trip to Kenya, Julienne...

  • Health in Africa: My Kenyan Mamas

    Nurturing is something we learn at an early age and often dismiss as a minor incidental until life circumstances get the best of us. For me this realization came a week into...

  • Indonesia’s President: “We Have to Protect Freedom of Religion”

    The International Reporting Project (IRP) and 11 senior U.S. editors and producers traveled to Indonesia from May 6-20, 2011, to learn more about this important country in Asia. The Gatekeepers concluded their trip...

  • The Environmental and Economic Importance of Indonesia’s Forests

    The International Reporting Project (IRP) and 11 senior U.S. editors and producers traveled to Indonesia from May 6-20, 2011, to learn more about this important country in Asia. The Gatekeepers concluded their trip...

  • Indonesia’s President: Combating Corruption Is a “Huge Challenge” and Personal Test

    The International Reporting Project (IRP) and 11 senior U.S. editors and producers traveled to Indonesia from May 6-20, 2011, to learn more about this important country in Asia. The Gatekeepers concluded their trip...

  • Indonesia’s President: Top Challenges Are “Building Good Governance and Combating Corruption”

    The International Reporting Project (IRP) and 11 senior U.S. editors and producers traveled to Indonesia from May 6-20, 2011, to learn more about this important country in Asia. The Gatekeepers concluded their trip...

  • SBY’s Advice for Emerging Arab Democracies

    The International Reporting Project (IRP) and 11 senior U.S. editors and producers traveled to Indonesia from May 6-20, 2011, to learn more about this important country in Asia. The Gatekeepers concluded their trip...

  • Report on Global Health in Spring 2012

    The International Reporting Project (IRP) is offering up to five IRP Fellowships in the spring of 2012 for U.S. journalists to report on global health topics such as malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis,...

  • Finding a Center to Hold in Liberia

    Listen Now!John Milewski, host of dialogue radio and TV, discusses IRP's latest Gatekeeper trip to Liberia with Sunni Khalid, Ed Robbins, and Teresa Witlz.Photo: David Hawxhurst / Woodrow Wilson CenterWhen three...

  • 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...

  • Has Firestone Liberia Gone Far Enough in Workplace Reforms?

    As the largest foreign corporation in Liberia, Firestone has come under scrutiny in recent years. After accusations of mistreating its workers, Firestone Liberia made concerted efforts to improve its facility and the...

  • UNMIL Head Løj on the Risk of Renewed Conflict in Liberia

    UN Envoy Ellen Margrethe Løj spoke with Gatekeeper Editors on a recent trip with the International Reporting Project (IRP). Here, she addresses the risk of renewed conflict in Liberia. Video courtesy...

  • UNMIL Head Løj on the Reconciliation Process

    UN Envoy Ellen Margrethe Løj spoke with Gatekeeper Editors on a recent trip with the International Reporting Project (IRP). Here, she talks about the reconciliation process. Video courtesy of Alex Turnacliff...

  • UNMIL Head Løj on Hidden Arms Caches

    UN Envoy Ellen Margrethe Løj spoke with Gatekeeper Editors on a recent trip with the International Reporting Project (IRP). Here, she talks about caches of hidden weapons. Video courtesy of Alex...

  • UNMIL Head Løj on Ethnic Conflicts in Liberia

    UN Envoy Ellen Margrethe Løj spoke with Gatekeeper Editors on a recent trip with the International Reporting Project (IRP). Here, she addresses ethnic conflicts in Liberia. Video courtesy of Alex Turnacliff...

  • UNMIL Head Løj on Liberia’s Security Situation

    UN Envoy Ellen Margrethe Løj spoke with Gatekeeper Editors on a recent trip with the International Reporting Project (IRP). Here, she addresses the security situation in Liberia. Video courtesy of Alex...

  • UNMIL Head Løj on Liberia’s 2011 Elections

    UN Envoy Ellen Margrethe Løj spoke with Gatekeeper Editors on a recent trip with the International Reporting Project (IRP). Here, she speaks about the upcoming elections in Liberia. Video courtesy of...

  • Liberia’s President: Prosecuting War Crimes Could Disturb Newfound Peace

    The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, spoke with Gatekeeper Editors on a trip with the International Reporting Project (IRP). In this final segment, she speaks about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission ...

  • UN Peacekeeping Forces to Withdraw From Liberia Within Three Years

    The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, spoke with Gatekeeper Editors on a trip with the International Reporting Project (IRP). In this portion of the interview, she discusses the departure of peacekeeping...

  • Americo-Liberians and Indigenous Liberians Reach for a Common Identity

    The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, spoke with Gatekeeper Editors on a trip with the International Reporting Project (IRP). In this portion of the interview, she discusses the relationship between Americo-Liberians...

  • Liberia’s President: Warlords “Don’t Have the Means or the Interest to Take Liberia Back to War”

    The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, spoke with Gatekeeper Editors on a trip with the International Reporting Project (IRP). Here, she brings up the concern that Liberian warlords who terrorized the...

  • Liberian Land Commission Hopes to Eradicate Post-War Disputes

    The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, spoke with Gatekeeper Editors on a trip with the International Reporting Project (IRP). In this video, she speaks about land disputes in her country. Video...

  • Liberia’s Government Needs to Monitor Firestone’s Environmental and Educational Impact

    The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, spoke with Gatekeeper Editors on a trip with the International Reporting Project (IRP). In this section of the interview, she discusses Liberia's negotiations with and...

  • Liberia’s President: Oil May Be Liberia’s “Transformative Asset”

    The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, spoke with Gatekeeper Editors on a trip with the International Reporting Project (IRP). In this section of the interview, she discusses Liberia's plans for economic...

  • Liberia’s President: Corruption Is a “Societal Problem, Not a Government Problem”

    The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, spoke with Gatekeeper Editors on a trip with the International Reporting Project (IRP). In this segment, she speaks about corruption in Liberia. Video courtesy of...

  • Liberia’s President: Sexual Violence “Stems From the Victimization of Women in Conflict”

    The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, spoke with Gatekeeper Editors on a trip with the International Reporting Project (IRP). In this video, she speaks about her efforts to curtail sexual violence...

  • Liberia’s President: “The Next Election Will Be a Defining Event”

    The President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, spoke with Gatekeeper Editors on a trip with the International Reporting Project (IRP). Here, she speaks about the upcoming elections and her role in them. ...

  • IRP Fellow Wins Front Page Award

    2010 IRP Fellow Betsy Pisik

  • Listen to “Reporting from China”

    Click here for PDF flier. September 15, 12-2PM 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Rome Auditorium Washington DC A panel of senior US editors spoke at IRP on September 15 about their two-week Gatekeeper Editors trip...

  • IRP Fellow film premieres on PBS’s POV July 6

    Though apartheid ended in South Africa in 1994, economic injustices between blacks and whites remain unresolved. As revealed in Yoruba Richen's incisive Promised Land, the most potentially explosive issue is land. The film...

  • IRP Journalists Report on “Loose Nukes” Issues

    The spread of illicit nuclear materials, or "loose nukes," is one of the most urgent issues of our time. IRP Fellows Joby Warrick, Sharon Weinberger and Tara McKelvey were recently awarded IRP...

  • IRP receives Overseas Press Club Citation

    Perry Beeman reporting from Rwanda The International Reporting Project (IRP) has been awarded a citation by the Overseas Press Club in its 2009 Awards in the category of best reporting on international environmental...

  • Video: IRP screens “Promised Land” film on South Africa

    On March 21, 2010 the International Reporting Project (IRP) sponsored a "sneak preview" of former IRP Fellow Yoruba Richen's film "Promised Land." Richen began filming this documentary about race and land in post-apartheid South...

  • “Promised Land” - Sneak Preview this Sunday

    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...

  • An Editor’s view of Peru – David Baron

    David Baron, health and science editor for PRI's "The World," discusses the 2009 IRP Gatekeeper Trip to Peru, and the topics he and his fellow editors examined. (Produced by William Colbert) Learn more...

  • Video: IRP and Kim Dae-jung

    Former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, who died August 18, met with the IRP Gatekeeper Editors in Seoul in November 2007 during the group's visit to Korea. In an hour-long interview with the Gatekeepers,...

  • What U.S. editors learned in Africa

    Jim Simon is the assistant managing editor of The Seattle Times, overseeing local and regional news coverage and the Sunday newspaper. He has worked as an editor and reporter for the Times...

  • What U.S. editors learned in Africa

    Debra Adams Simmons is managing editor of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio, where she is responsible for the daily news operation of the state's largest newspaper. Prior to joining the Plain...

  • What U.S. editors learned in Africa

    Greg Winter came to The New York Times in 2000, and started as a business reporter. During his five years as a reporter, he went on to cover national news and, in his...

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