Each year, the Wallis Annenberg Justice for Women Journalists Award brings attention to women journalists who are detained, jailed or imprisoned. Many of these cases receive worldwide attention at the time of arrest but leave the public eye as new cases emerge. Sharing the stories of imprisoned women journalists is critical to assuring the safety of women journalists.
“It is unacceptable to me that journalism and truth are under siege. Too many journalists, especially women, are subject to harassment and attack simply for telling it like it is.” – Wallis Annenberg