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Stories of IREX
April 14, 2014

Permanent surveillance, threats, imprisonment, and working in conflict environments are just a few of the hurdles to free expression faced by journalists in Eurasia. The S.A.F.E. Initiative’s Georgian Center staff are helping to mitigate these challenges through safety trainings for journalists.

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April 8, 2014
Tunisian students at the White House with President Obama

Last week, ten Tunisian students met with President Barack Obama and Tunisia’s interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa at the White House.

“Meeting the President of the United States in an honor and a story I’ll tell over and over and never get tired of it. I never thought I’d meet him,” said Ichrak, a student from Kairoun, Tunisia, who is studying English at Concord University in Athens, West Virginia. “Now after meeting the President of the United States, anything is possible.”


April 16, 2014
TAS trainings promote technology use in organizations with social missions.

IREX is pleased to announce the Tech Age Society (TAS) program in Kazakhstan. Funded by Tengizchevroil, the program will promote the use of technology in schools, NGOs, and other organizations with social missions through technology trainings and technical support.

April 13, 2014
President Obama in South Africa

IREX is pleased to announce the U.S. universities that will host the 500 participants in the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders this summer. The Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the new flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Participants in the Washington Fellowship are young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa who have a proven record of accomplishment in promoting innovation and positive change in their organizations, institutions, or communities. President Obama announced the Washington Fellowship in South Africa in 2013 and emphasized the importance of Africa’s youth. 


February 17, 2014
Higher Education in Iraq

IREX will host an expert discussion on the impact of higher education on security and economic development in Iraq. The event will take place Thursday February 27, 2014 12:30 - 2:00PM. Please RSVP to attend. 

February 12, 2014
Photo courtesy of Oxfam International via Flickr Creative Commons

IREX will host an expert discussion on tools and approaches civil society and development organizations are using to shape the future in countries under authoritarian regimes. The event will take place at the IREX DC office on Tuesday February 25, 2014 12:00 - 1:30pm EST. Please RSVP online to attend.