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. Reporting from areas of instability, oppression, and conflict, Courage in Journalism Awardees put themselves at risk to give us a window into critical global issues. Lifetime Achievement Honorees set new standards for women journalists and encourage future generations of reporters to find their voice.
More than 100 journalists from 56 countries have been honored with the IWMF Courage in Journalism and Lifetime Achievement awards.
“My sister honorees have put their lives on the line in the pursuit of truth, justice, and human rights. I am honored to share with them a noble profession that shines light in the world’s darkest places.”
– Linda Deutsch, Retired Associated Press Special Correspondent, 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Nominate a Journalist The Courage in Journalism Awards honor women journalists who set themselves apart by their extraordinary bravery. Facing and surviving danger to uncover the truth, they raise the bar for reporting under duress. Candidates for the Courage in Journalism Awards can be full-time or freelance women reporters, writers, editors, photographers or producers working in any country.
2017 Awards & CeremoniesPhoto Credit: Peter Nicholls
Bringing together leading personalities in media to celebrate the courage of women in journalism worldwide, the 2017 IWMF Courage in Journalism Awards honored Deborah Amos, Saniya Toiken, Hadeel al-Yamani and Lifetime Achievement winner Andrea Mitchell.
Past Award Winners Since their inception, the Courage in Journalism and Lifetime Achievement Awards have honored more than 100 women journalists who have demonstrated extraordinary strength of character in pursuing their profession under difficult or dangerous circumstances, such as government oppression, threats to personal safety and other intimidating obstacles.
Awardee Updates The IWMF Courage in Journalism Awardees work in countries where threats, intimidation, political repression and imprisonment are realities for journalists engaged in reporting the truth. The Award provides these extraordinary women with increased visibility and a mantle of safety to continue their vital work. These are the stories of their challenges and successes after winning. Read More