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Information bestows power; at risk communities need information as much as water, food and medicine, or shelter.

-- Markku Niskala, Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)


Founded in 2012, the MIPJ (, an initiative of the International Information Policy Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity under US tax law, acts as a nexus of media, information, international relations and humanitarian affairs, examining the role of information in the international sphere, and in particular during international crisis, conflict, human-made and natural disaster.

International Journal for Media and Information Policy (MIPJ)

Inaugural Edition (Print/Digital) Launched June 2012 with international dstribution via Ingram, print edition available via MIPJ 2012" target="_blank">,, independent brick and mortar bookstores via Indiebound, and other outlets. Digital available for webviewer, ipad, and .pdf via MagCloud.



Cover Image: Photo from the Horn of Africa by Lynsey Addario / VII
Co-Editor / Photo Editor for VII: Gary Knight
Photography: VII: Donald Weber, Franco Pagetti, Alexandra Boulat, Lynsey Addario, Stephanie Sinclair, Maciek Nabrdalik, Ron Haviv, Peter DiCampo / NOOR: Jan Grarup, Kadir van Lohuizen, Alixandra Fazzina / Martin Roemers / Jason P. Howe / Brian Driscoll.
Features: Does the Humanitarian Industry Have a Future in the Digital Age? By Patrick Meier / Information, Human Security and the Responsibility to Protect by K.J. Wetherholt / Human Terrain Systems in Afghanistan by Mark Southard / Challenges for Media Development in the Digital Age by Anne Nelson / A Brutal Business by Monica Campbell / Perspectives from the Field: Papua New Guinea by Teohna Williams / Occupy and the Media by Melissa Ulto.
Interviews: Photojournalist Jason P. Howe by Svetlana Bachevanova (FotoEvidence) / Janet Ritz - Environment and Human Security / Professor Richard Norton - Feral Cities / Claudia Hinterseer - NOOR and the role of Media and Photojournalism by MIPJ Online Radio host and MIPJ contributor, by Leigh Barrett.
Film Reviews: Coriolanus / Surviving Progress / In the Land of Blood and Honey.
MIPJ Partners: VII, MediaStorm, PBS MediaShift, FotoEvidence, Newsmotion, PROOF: Media for Social Justice,
MIPJ Advisory Board Members: Michael Ware (formerly of CNN, currently President of Penance Films), Marcus Bleasdale (VII), Brian Storm (MediaStorm), Christopher Mikkelsen and David Mikkelsen Troensegaard (Refugees United), Dr. Erica Pasini (Pax Ludens - The Netherlands), and Professor Alan Hatcher.
Further information on the MIPJ and links to Contributors / Partners / Advisory Board may be found at the MIPJ website:



MIPJ Radio Podcasts

Hosted and produced by veteran South African broadcast journalist Leigh Barrett, MIPJOR offers via audio podcasts news, editorials, field reports, interviews, etc., on international relations and humanitarian affairs, including both new content and further information about material in the MIPJ print/digital edition, as well as selections of world music.


Podcasts are available via iTunes, Google Play,, Spotify, and other services. Keyword: MIPJ.


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As of December 1, 2011, the IIPF will offer Fiscal Sponsorship for select projects in information policy and research, journalism, and media (film, video, web, photography, and multi-platform projects) focused on international and humanitarian affairs that require a 501(c)(3) non-profit sponsoring organization in order to receive tax-deductible grants and donations for the project's development and completion.


To apply for Fiscal Sponsorship, please click here for further information.