Courage Awardee Khadija Ismayilova arrestedDecember 5, 2014 – The IWMF is gravely concerned about the detention of investigative journalist and 2012 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner Khadija Ismayilova, and is calling on the authorities of Azerbaijan to release her immediately. Ismayilova works for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku. Her investigations into the business interests …
Seeking nominations for the Courage in Photojournalism AwardThe IWMF is seeking nominations for the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award honoring AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus who was killed in Afghanistan in April 2014. Created with a $1 million grant from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Award will be given annually to a woman photojournalist whose work reflects the courage and dedication of Anja Niedringhaus.
Announcing the Africa Great Lakes Reporting InitiativeThe IWMF is proud to announce a $5 million grant from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation to expand its reporting initiatives in Africa’s Great Lakes region. The African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative will provide training and support for in-country women journalists, as well as opportunities for international correspondents to work in regions of East and Central Africa that receive limited coverage abroad.
Announcing the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women JournalistsPromoting the work and advancing the role of women in the news media across the globe is critical to transparency and the diversity of voices. Established with a $4 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, the first ever funding initiative of its kind, enables the IWMF to dramatically expand its support of women journalists.
Our Issues: Women’s LeadershipIf news content is the final outcome of a series of steps involving the participation of a number of individuals, what then is the role of women in determining and shaping the news agenda? Who decides how many stories are by women and feature women as pivotal subjects in news operations? The IWMF provides women journalists the training necessary to become decision-makers within their news organizations.
About UsThe IWMF believes the news media worldwide are not truly free and representative without the equal voice of women. The IWMF celebrates the courage of women journalists who overcome threats and oppression to speak out on global issues. The IWMF’s programs empower women journalists with the training, support and network to become leaders in the news industry.
IWMF Website HackedSeptember 12, 2014 — The IWMF website suffered a complex brute-force attack last Friday, September 5, 2014. The website that features the work of the IWMF and promotes the empowerment of women journalists worldwide, was defaced and most of its original content destroyed. Using password-cracking software, a hacker operating from Turkey attacked iwmf.org, a WordPress-based …