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    IWMF Condemns Killing of Colombian Journalist

    October 2, 2015 — The IWMF decries the recent killing of Nimia Peña Pedroza, a 28 year-old woman journalist from Valledupar, Colombia. The killing of Ms. Pedroza marks the fourth journalist killing this year in the country this year alone, possibly signaling a deadly and targeted trend against press freedom. The IWMF hopes that the …

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    Calling For Swift Investigation In Journalist’s Death

    IWMF Calls For Swift Investigation In Killing of Flor Alba Núñez Vargas in Colombia | September 14, 2015 – The IWMF calls on the Colombian authorities to thoroughly investigate the violent death of journalist Flor Alba Núñez Vargas and bring the perpetrators to justice. According to news reports, Núñez, a radio and TV reporter, was …

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    IWMF Hosts First Hostile Environments Training for Congolese Reporters in Goma

    July 7, 2015 – The IWMF, with partner organization Global Journalist Security, offered its first-ever hostile environments and first aid training (HEFAT) workshop in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for 25 Congolese journalists in June 2015. Participating reporters came from across North Kivu province. 2014 IWMF Courage in Journalism awardee Solange Lusika Nsimire and …

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    News Reporting: Is Gender A Factor?

    June 24, 2015 – On Tuesday, Elisa Lees Munoz, executive director of the IWMF moderated a panel organized by the IWMF, the Frontline Freelance Register (FFR) and the Rory Peck Trust in London. Three experienced journalists, Allison Baskerville, board member of FFR and a documentary photographer, Nadine Marroushi, freelance journalist writing about the Middle East …

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    Security, Women Journalists and All Things Digital: A Conversation with the IWMF in San Francisco

    May 12, 2015 – On Tuesday, Kara Swisher, Co-CEO and Executive Editor of Re/Code, Marne Levine, COO of Instagram, and Lisa Stone, Chief Community Officer of SheKnowsMedia and Co-Founder of BlogHer co-hosted an event organized by the IWMF at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco. The three tech trailblazers joined more than 80 key …

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    #FreelancersAtRisk

    By Vera Tan, IWMF Intern | Missouri School of Journalism | Washington D.C. – The IWMF was proud to participate in ‘Freelancers at Risk: Photojournalism and the Call for Global Safety Standards,’ an event discussing the risks freelance journalists face reporting from the front lines on April 23, 2015. Organized by the Investigative Reporting Workshop, …

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    Supporting Global Safety Principles and Practices for Freelancers

    February 13, 2015 – Recognition of the unprecedented danger faced by freelancers led to a meeting of unlikely bedfellows at Columba Journalism School on Thursday, February 12, 2015. Competing news organizations, those who work for them and freelancers have joined forces for more than just one night. They are working together to support A Call …

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    Women Who Inspire Me

    by Louisa Reynolds | November 02, 2014. Not even when armed men showed up at Solange Lusiku’s house in the middle of the night, tied up her husband and seven children and stole the family’s savings, did she falter in her commitment to journalism and the pursuit of truth. Lusiku, a 42-year old Congolese journalist …

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    IWMF Website Hacked

    September 12, 2014 — The IWMF website suffered a complex brute-force attack last Friday, September 5, 2014. The website that features the work of the IWMF and promotes the empowerment of women journalists worldwide, was defaced and most of its original content destroyed. Using password-cracking software, a hacker operating from Turkey attacked iwmf.org, a WordPress-based …

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    Violence and Harassment against Women in the News Media

    Violence and Harassment against Women in the News Media: A Global Picture is a joint report by the International Women’s Media Foundation and the International News Safety Institute. This report provides the first comprehensive picture of the dangers faced by many women working in news media around the world. It describes the types of violence …

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