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  • 100 Days of Courage The 2014 IWMF Award ceremonies on October 22 in New York, and October 28 in Los Angeles, mark the 25th anniversary of the IWMF Courage in Journalism Award – and so the countdown has begun:
    Check back daily, like us on Facebook, or follow #100DaysOfCourage on Twitter, to meet 100 of the most courageous women journalists of our time.

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  • ConservationIWMF Reporting Fellows return to DR Congo IWMF reporting fellows return to Eastern DRC to cover conservation in and around Virunga National Park where a series of new initiatives focused around tourism and conservation in Virunga have made the park one of the country’s most viable prospects for peace. The oldest national park in Africa, Virunga’s majestic 2 million acre expanse has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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  • Damon-thn Arwa Damon | 2014 Courage in Journalism AwardCNN, Lebanon/USA. She has traveled across the Arab world for more than a decade, reporting extensively on the ongoing conflicts in some of the most war-ravaged zones, and in 2012 covered the civil war in Syria. Regardless of the constant shelling and sniper fire during her last trip to Homs, Arwa Damon’s persistence, strength, and …

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  • Lusiku-thn Solange Lusiku Nsimire | 2014 Courage in Journalism AwardLe Souverain, Democratic Republic of the Congo. “My determination comes from Congolese women.” Working as an independent journalist isn’t easy in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), but Solange Lusiku Nsimire has been doing just that, reporting on human rights and democracy in a country with a tenuous grasp on both. The DRC is perhaps …

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  • Stankovic-thn Brankica Stanković | 2014 Courage in Journalism AwardRTV B92, Serbia. “Despite all of what happened, despite the genuine mess I had made out of my life, I would continue. The only limits are those you impose on yourself.” — Brankica Stanković, “Insider – My Story” Brankica Stanković is a journalist for TV B92, and editor of investigative program Insider. Since December 2009 …

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  • Trower-thn Alexandra Trower | 2014 Leadership HonoreeThe Estée Lauder Companies Inc., USA. In recent years, the global community has seen an increasing focus on strong, steadfast female leadership. With women at the helm of major organizations and companies, it is an essential step in helping bring a balanced focus to the importance of women’s leadership in the ever-expanding corporate world. One …

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  • Our Issues: Women’s Leadership If 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Hacked-thn 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 …

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