Courage in Journalism Award


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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