Ålands fredsinstitut
The Åland Islands Peace Institute

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AX-22100 Mariehamn, Åland, Finland
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During 2007 to 2009 the Åland Islands Peace Institute is involved in the Institute for War and Peace Reporting's (IWPR) training programme for journalists from Caucasus. The Åland Islands Peace Institute contributes with training in minority issues and international law.

 

50 journalists and 24 newspapers take part in the project, which is financed mainly by the EU. The participants come from from Abkhazia, Dagestan, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.

11 Dec 2007. December 3rd-6th 2007, Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark, Director of the Åland Islands Peace Institute, conducted a training session for journalists from Caucasus. The training was held in Abkhazia/Georgia, and focused on freedom of expression and its limits, and war propaganda.
The training was organized in cooperation with the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR). The Åland Islands Peace Institute contributes to IWPRs three-year long training programme for journalists from Caucasus with training in minority issues and international law.
50 journalists and 24 newspapers take part in the project, which is financed mainly by the EU. The participants at the training in Sukhumi in Abkhazia came from Abkhazia, Dagestan, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Journalists from Georgia could not take part in the training due to restrictions by the Abkhazian authorities.
Abkhazia is a disputed area between the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea. The status of the area has been under change since the war in the 1990s

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The border between Georgia and Abkhazia.
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