Report Launched on Violence and Harassment against Women in the News MediaThe IWMF and the International News Safety Institute have launched a joint report that provides the first comprehensive picture of the dangers faced by many women working in news media around the world. It describes the types of violence and threats female journalists encounter and considers how these incidents affect their ability to conduct their work.
From Boston to New YorkThe IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship takes women journalists to the U.S. East Coast to study at MIT’s Center for International Studies and intern at major media outlets.
2013/14 fellow Prodita Sabarini from Indonesia shares her reflections on interning at The Boston Globe and The New York Times, saying that “both experiences gave me improved set of skills and a sense of American news judgment”.
Call for ApplicationsWe are now accepting applications for the 2014/2015 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship, a seven month-long program that will take one female journalist to Boston and New York to study at MIT’s Center for International Studies and work for U.S. media outlets. Women journalists worldwide whose work focuses on human rights and who have a minimum of three years of experience in print, broadcast, and online journalism are eligible to apply.
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.
Global Report on Women in the News MediaFor the first time, sound data on gender positions in news organizations around the world has been published in the IWMF’s Global Report on the Status of Women in the News Media. The findings were collected by more than 150 researchers who interviewed executives at more than 500 companies in 59 nations.