Since 1990, the IWMF has paid tribute to over 100 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. With the 2014 Courage in Journalism Awards, we honor CNN war correspondent Arwa Damon (USA), editor-in-chief of Le Souverain, Solange Lusiku Nsimire (Democratic Republic of the Congo), and TV Reporter Brankica Stanković (Serbia).
Alexandra Trower, Executive Vice President, Global Communications, at The Estée Lauder Companies has been named the 2014 IWMF Leadership Honoree, for demonstrating an outstanding commitment to responsible and innovative leadership.
The 2014 Award ceremonies will be held in New York on October 22, and in Los Angeles on October 28.

  • Damon-thn Arwa Damon | 2014 Courage in Journalism AwardCNN, Syria/USA. She has traveled across the Arab world for more than a decade, reporting extensively on the ongoing conflicts in some of the most war-ravaged zones, and in 2012 covered the civil war in Syria. Regardless of the constant shelling and sniper fire during her last trip to Homs, Arwa Damon’s persistence, strength, and …

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  • Lusiku-thn Solange Lusiku Nsimire | 2014 Courage in Journalism AwardLe Souverain, Democratic Republic of the Congo. “My determination comes from Congolese women.” Working as an independent journalist isn’t easy in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), but Solange Lusiku Nsimire has been doing just that, reporting on human rights and democracy in a country with a tenuous grasp on both. The DRC is perhaps …

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  • Stankovic-thn Brankica Stanković | 2014 Courage in Journalism AwardRTV B92, Serbia. “Despite all of what happened, despite the genuine mess I had made out of my life, I would continue. The only limits are those you impose on yourself.” — Brankica Stanković, “Insider – My Story” Brankica Stanković is a journalist for TV B92, and editor of investigative program Insider. Since December 2009 …

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  • Trower-thn Alexandra Trower | 2014 Leadership HonoreeThe Estée Lauder Companies Inc., USA. In recent years, the global community has seen an increasing focus on strong, steadfast female leadership. With women at the helm of major organizations and companies, it is an essential step in helping bring a balanced focus to the importance of women’s leadership in the ever-expanding corporate world. One …

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