In its 26th year, the Courage in Journalism Award honored women journalists who set themselves apart by their extraordinary bravery, and the Lifetime Achievement Award was given in recognition of media industry pioneers who kick down barriers to equality and justice. Since 1990, the IWMF has honored more than 100 women journalists from 54 countries. The award winners of 2015 were honored at ceremonies in New York on October 21, 2015 and Los Angeles on October 27, 2015.
We are proud to honor the 2015 Courage in Journalism and Lifetime Achievement Award winners: Mwape Kumwenda, a reporter for Muvi Television in Zambia; Anna Nemtsova, a contributor for The Daily Beast and Newsweek in Russia; Lourdes Ramirez, a freelance journalist in Honduras; and Linda Deutsch, a special correspondent and trial reporter (retired) for the Associated Press.
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“Courage Awardees persevere and report from countries where threats, intimidation, political repression, and imprisonment are stark realities for journalists engaged in reporting the truth. It has been an honor to see that the accomplishments of award winners from the last 25 years continue to inspire the next generation of reporters to find their voice and make a difference.”
– IWMF Executive Director Elisa Lees Muñoz