The Washington Post Selects the IWMF to Join its Press Freedom Partnership

Collaboration Will Spotlight Attacks on Press and Risks Facing Female Journalists

[February 5, 2019 – WASHINGTON, D.C.] – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) today announced its selection by The Washington Post to join the newspaper’s recently announced Press Freedom Partnership. Launched in November 2018, this initiative highlights organizations that promote press freedom, and who work to ensure the safety of journalists worldwide.

Specifically, the IWMF will spotlight the unique challenges and risks facing women in media, and the work the organization does to ensure female journalists can work safely. As a part of the partnership, The Post will provide the IWMF with complimentary advertising online and in-print, spotlighting the barriers that prevent a greater diversity of voices in news media. Readers of the Post can access additional information on the partnership, its goals and member content at

“The IWMF is thrilled that The Post choose to partner with our organization to promote a free press through gender equity and diversity in journalism,” said Elisa Lees Muñoz, Executive Director of the IWMF. “We are grateful to The Post for our history of work together, and for recognizing the role female journalists play in bringing us some of the world’s most important and underreported stories, as well as the dangers they face just for being women reporting the news.”

The IWMF is celebrating its 30th year of service to the journalism industry this year. In 2018 the organization supported more than 260 journalists through grants and fellowships, published more than 230 stories, awarded more than $400,000 in grants and ran fellowships with funding upwards of $2 million.

As a part of the Press Freedom Partnership, the IWMF will continue to provide consumers of news with a greater appreciation of the danger journalists face around the world, and an understanding of what they do to advance democratic values and the preservation of fundamental freedoms.


About the International Women’s Media Foundation

Founded in 1990, the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is the only global non-profit organization that offers emergency support, safety training, reporting opportunities and funding avenues offered specifically for female journalists. We are making more women’s bylines possible and work tirelessly to ensure a greater diversity of voices represented in the news industry worldwide. Follow the IWMF on Twitter at @IWMF, on Facebook at @IWMFPage, and Instagram on @TheIWMF.

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