The fight for media freedom has never been more critical.
For 28 years, the IWMF has been highlighting the courageous work of women journalists and honoring their contributions to press freedom around the world.
The Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award was created to honor the life and work of Courage in Journalism honoree and Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014). The Award recognizes the importance of visual journalistic work that inspires us to take action and compels us to better understand the world. Each year, the winner of the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award is selected by a prestigious jury composed of leaders in the field.
This year, the IWMF and the World Press Photo Foundation (WPPF) will jointly host the Awards in June 2017 in Washington, D.C., as part of an exciting partnership formed to better support female photojournalists around the globe.
Overcoming threats, oppression, and a stubborn glass ceiling, women journalists worldwide persevere in their pursuit of the truth. The IWMF celebrates their achievements with the Courage in Journalism and Lifetime Achievement awards. The Courage in Journalism Award honors women journalists who demonstrate extraordinary strength of character in pursuing their profession under difficult or dangerous circumstances, such as war and conflict, censorship, and legal threats. The Lifetime Achievement Award honors female journalists who have a pioneering spirit and whose accomplishments have paved the way for future generations of women in the media.
Since 1990, the IWMF has honored more than 100 women journalists from over 50 countries.