IREX is a global development and education organization. We strive for a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world—where individuals reach their full potential, governments serve their people, and communities thrive.


With an annual portfolio of $80 million and 400 staff worldwide, we work with partners in more than 100 countries in four areas essential to progress: cultivating leaders, empowering youth, strengthening institutions, and increasing access to quality education and information. We promote vibrant information and media systems so people can make informed decisions, hold those in power accountable, and take actions to improve their lives.


We work with information consumers and producers to ensure that people can engage with high-quality content through multiple channels—and freely act upon information that affects them. Learn more about IREX’s media and information programs:



Securing Access to Free Expression: SAFE is our flagship effort to enable media practitioners and human rights defenders to work as safely as possible in closed and closing spaces. SAFE addresses safety through the lens of digital identity, physical awareness, and psychosocial care by delivering trainings in five regions spanning the globe. 


Digital Journalism Training Manual: This digital journalism training manual introduces the concepts, practices and tools of digital journalism. It provides lesson plans, tips, and techniques for doing digital journalism.

Learn to Discern: Our Learn to Discern approach helps citizens detect and decode misinformation and propaganda. Learn to Discern’s unique training methodology provides practical skills to citizens of all ages through videos, games, and other interactive learning experiences. 

Media Sustainability Index: Our Media Sustainability Index provides in-depth analyses of the conditions that independent media face and how media systems have changed around the world. 


Vibrant Information for Just, Prosperous, and Inclusive Societies: This paper describes our approach to building vibrant information and media systems.

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