Recent Posts

February 07, 2017
Meet Stacie Brown, one of our hosts for IRI's podcast "Global."      
August 24, 2016
On this, the twenty-fifth anniversary of Ukraine’s independence from the Soviet Union, we thought we’d take a moment to share some things you might not have known about IRI’s longstanding support to Ukraine.   Ukraine gained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, and IRI opened... Read More
July 29, 2016
The press is capable of stimulating the public conscience when it generates meaningful debate on issues that tug on the fabric of social life.   In the best of circumstances, it can help bridge gaps in the functioning of democratic systems. Yet when it reinforces negative stereotypes, it can... Read More
May 11, 2016
In the recently released world report from Reporters without Borders, Cambodia ranked a dismal 128 out of 180 on the World Press Freedom Index. There continues to be crack downs on bloggers, political opposition, and environmental journalists. Recently, a student was arrested for making “... Read More
June 04, 2015
Today, there is a real need to define women’s political participation broader than just women serving in national office.  Political participation is also women’s leadership and engagement in decision making processes in their communities. Women’s role at the local level is critical. ... Read More