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.
We also recognize the pioneers who kicked down barriers to make it possible for women all over the world to find their voices and make them heard. Lifetime Achievement Award winners persevered, opening doors for future generations to make a difference.
“It’s one thing for all of us who are based in the US, who have the First Amendment to protect us – yes, it’s dangerous when we go overseas but we can leave. The women that we honor with this Award don’t have that luxury. We see them as heroes but they are certainly not heroes in their own countries, nor do they aspire to be heroes in their own countries.”- Christiane Amanpour, IWMF Board of Directors