About us

Syria stories

Syria Stories (previously Damascus Bureau) is a platform for independent Syrian journalists to share powerful stories from the conflict.

These original pieces tell unique stories and provide honest and human perspectives on the personal struggles and suffering of Syrians both inside and outside the country.

Since 2007, IWPR works with Syrian reporters, bloggers and activists to support freedom of expression, human rights and democracy.

Our work focuses on strengthening independent media, civil society and human rights groups, and on helping them sustain their efforts in an extreme environment.

Syria stories is the new face of a website formerly known as The Damascus Bureau

Institute for war & peace reporting

IWPR gives voice to the people at the frontlines of conflict, crisis and change as well as training them in skills to help rebuild lives in a post-war era. We contribute to peace and good governance by strengthening media and civil society’s ability to speak out. We do this by training, mentoring and providing platforms for professional and citizen reporters; building up the institutional capacity of media and civic groups; and working with independent and official partners to remove barriers to free expression, robust public debate and citizen engagement.



Training courses and activities

Hostile Environment & First Aid Training
Digital Security Training
Women's Center
Print Journalism
Basic Film Making
Website Making Training
Election Training
Advocacy & Leadership
Conflict Sensitive Journalism
Creative Online Campaigning