Every year, women journalists are killed, assaulted, threatened and defamed – all in pursuit of the truth. The IWMF takes a stand against heavy-handed brutality designed to silence the truth by providing much-needed emergency assistance, research about the problem, awareness raising and preventative security training for women journalists.
“I still remember every single detail of the explosion that almost killed me, the sound of the blast, the heat of the smoke, the taste of blood in my mouth. On this particular day, some cold-blooded criminals decided to eliminate me, but I survived, and it is not a secret anymore that my survival was a miracle. One year after the aggression, I am more convinced that the aggressors wanted to eliminate me, for I have spoken my mind.”– May Chidiac, Lebanon – Courage in Journalism Award 2006
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