IWMF in the News

IWMF Receives $200K from Luminate to Aid Journalists

Growing funding supported more than 300 women journalists in crisis amid COVID-19 [June 5, 2020 – WASHINGTON, DC] – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) today announced an additional $200,000 in direct aid to women…

The IWMF Condemns Racism

The IWMF stands in solidarity with the Black community, and all those demanding justice for the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and the countless other Black lives taken at the hands of…

Attacks on journalists endanger us all

By IWMF executive director Elisa Lees Munoz and program manager Jin Ding | Originally Published: The Washington Post Press Freedom Partnership Newsletter Free, independent journalism is a cornerstone of our society, recognized by the founders…

Syrian reporter scoops media award

Originally Published: Reuters Syrian journalist, Yakeen Bido, who defied her conservative society by reporting in a conflict zone, wins the ‘Courage in Journalism’ award from the International Women’s Media Foundation. Watch the video: https://www.reuters.com/video/watch/syrian-reporter-scoops-media-award-idRCV008AF9.

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…

Craig Newmark Philanthropies Provides IWMF with $350K to Counter Online Harassment

Funding for the IWMF’s work to protect journalists from online harassment surpasses $1 million [May 28, 2020 – WASHINGTON, DC] The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) today announced $350,000 in additional funding from Craig Newmark…

Amid Troll Farms and Crackdowns, Journalists Honored for Courage

By Jessica Jerreat, Jesusemen Oni | Originally Published: Voice of America WASHINGTON – “We are working in the most dangerous place for journalists,” said Yakeen Bido, a 25-year-old freelance reporter from Idlib, Syria. As a…

The IWMF Announces 2020 Courage in Journalism Award Winners

This year’s awards recognize women in digital and broadcast journalism from Egypt, Finland, Syria and the Xinjiang region of China [May 20, 2020 – WASHINGTON, D.C.] – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) today announced…

The IWMF Calls on Ukraine to Drop Investigation of Anna Babinets

May 12, 2020 – Anna Babinets, the International Women’s Media Foundation’s (IWMF) 2019 Courage in Journalism Award winner, has been summoned by the Ukrainian police for questioning on Wednesday, May 13, regarding a groundless complaint…