Press Room


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Please don’t hesitate to contact Jennifer Hyman, Communications Director, for further information or to arrange for an interview with an IWMF representative at 202-567-2615 or via email.

  • About Us

    Founded in 1990 by a group of prominent U.S. women journalists, the International Women’s Media Foundation is a Washington-based organization that is dedicated to strengthening the role of women journalists worldwide.

    The IWMF believes the news media worldwide are not truly free and representative without the equal voice of women and 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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  • Press Releases

    January 25, 2018: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell and ABC’s Kerry Smith Join the IWMF’s Board

    January 10, 2018: IWMF to Provide Journalists with Invaluable Pro-Bono Legal Support in Partnership with ISLP

    January 9, 2018: The IWMF Co-Leads Conversation to Shift Power and End Sexual Harassment in the News Media

    November 30, 2017: New Members Further Strengthen IWMF Board 

    November 22, 2017: The IWMF Stands in Solidarity with Women Facing Sexual Harassment and Assault


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  • Reporta Press Kit Reporta is a free and comprehensive personal safety app for iPhone and Android devices that journalists working in potentially dangerous environments can utilize to quickly implement their security protocols. Find press releases, images and additional media assets for Reporta available for download here. Please direct all media inquiries and interview requests to press(at), tel. +1 202 496 1992.Read More
  • Courage in Journalism Awards Press Kit The 2016 Courage in Journalism Awardees tell inspiring stories of overcoming intimidation and threats to personal safety. They raise the bar for reporting under duress and are committed to empowering communities with the truth. Find press photos and releases for the 2016 Award winners available for download here. Contact irode(at) for interview requests and more information about media coverage.Read More
  • Niedringhaus Award Press Kit The Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award was created to honor the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014). With this Award, the IWMF celebrates the courage of women photojournalists who risk their lives in order to capture moments of humanity amidst conflict. Find press photos and releases for the 2017 Courage in Photojournalism Award available for download on this page.Read More