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    IWMF calls for release of detained Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova

    Update – September 1, 2015 According to news reports, Ismayilova was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison today. August 20, 2015 – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is deeply concerned about the trial of 2012 Courage in Journalism Award Winner, Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova, in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku. After a month-long trial where journalists …

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    IWMF Courage Winner and Ethiopian Journalist Reeyot Alemu Released from Prison

    July 10, 2015 – The IWMF celebrates the early release of Ethiopian journalist and 2012 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner Reeyot Alemu. Alemu, a reporter and columnist, has been imprisoned since 2011 for allegedly violating Ethiopia’s Anti-Terrorism Proclamation. “The IWMF is thrilled to learn of Reeyot’s release; her imprisonment during the past four years …

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    IWMF Supports Colombian Journalist Claudia Julieta Duque

    June 25, 2015 — Claudia Julieta Duque, a 2010 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner continues to seek legal redress for the psychological torture inflicted on her and her family by former officials of the Colombian central intelligence agency (DAS) in the wake of her reporting. The IWMF strongly condemns any threats or acts of …

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    IWMF calls for release of detained Chinese journalist Gao Yu

    Update – April 17, 2015 According to media reports, Gao Yu was convicted today of ‘revealing state secrets’ and sentenced to seven years in prison. Gao’s lawyer announced that she would appeal the court’s decision. May 8, 2014 – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is gravely concerned over the arrest of 1995 Courage in …

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    IWMF and Truthdig join forces for ‘Global Voices’ project

    June 24, 2014 — In collaboration with the IWMF, Truthdig has launched an initiative called Global Voices: Truthdig Women Reporting. The project creates a network of female foreign correspondents from various countries who have all been honored by the IWMF for their courageous journalism. Since 1990, the IWMF’s awards have recognized female reporters who risk …

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    Reporting from the Front Lines of War

    July 18, 2012 — Courage Award Winners Kathy Gannon and Anja Niedringhaus have gone where no other foreign journalist had gone before: embedding with the Afghan National Army. AP reporter Kathy Gannon (Canada) is no stranger to reporting from a position of unique insight. Two weeks into the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, she …

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    Azerbaijan increases efforts to silence truth teller

    by Erin Luhmann. March 4, 2014 — Khadija Ismayilova has made it her mission to ensure that the space of critical investigative reporting is not void in Azerbaijan. She hosts a weekly program on Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Azerbaijani service, where she reports on corruption and malfeasance in the country’s government and the unethical business …

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    Jila Baniyaghoob | Prisoner of conscience in Iran

    By Erin Luhmann and Saideh Jamshidi; October 16, 2013 — In September, Iranian President Rouhani granted amnesty to 12 political prisoners as he made his way to an annual session of the United Nations General Assembly. But former Evin prison inmate and 2009 IWMF Courage in Journalism Awardee, Jila Baniyaghoob, cautions this isolated act does …

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    Lydia Cacho | Mexican journalist leaves country after death threats

    August 22, 2012 — After leaving Mexico in a haste following a particularly chilling death threat on August 3, Lydia Cacho, winner of the 2007 IWMF Courage Award, spoke about the circumstances of her departure for the first time yesterday in a phone interview with the Spanish newspaper El País. “There are people who think …

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    Ethiopian journalist on hunger strike over mistreatment in prison

    September 13, 2013 — As stories about the political crisis in Cairo have been dominating the news from Egypt, there has been limited coverage on a brewing international conflict between Egypt and Ethiopia – two countries that do not share a border but are indivisibly connected by the Nile, the world’s longest river. Amid works …

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