The IWMF Condemns Attacks Against the Press and Stands in Solidarity with U.S. Journalists
June 1, 2020 – The International Women’s Media Foundation stands in solidarity with journalists in the United States and around the world who are risking their lives every day to keep us safe, hold authority to account, and keep democracy intact.
We condemn the dozens of deliberate attacks against journalists by authorities, which violate their First Amendment right to proceed with lawful news gathering. We are also troubled that in some instances the general public has contributed to these attacks. These acts reflect our nation’s devolving trust in the news media, which is deliberately and falsely fed by those who find transparency a threat.
Journalists need our support if they are to continue to expose injustice and amplify the voices of those who are silenced. If you are a woman journalist and need support, please reach out to us. We are here for you. Without you, we would all be left in the dark.