IWMF in the News

The IWMF Alarmed by Murder of Mexican Journalist Lourdes Maldonado López

The International Women’s Media Foundation is distressed by the murder of Mexican journalist Lourdes Maldonado López on Sunday, January 23, 2022. Maldonado is the second journalist murdered in Tijuana in less than a week, and…

Photojournalist Vanessa Charlot on Why Covering News Has Become More Dangerous

By Drew Taylor | Originally published: The Wrap Power Women Summit 2021: ”We were attacked in a way that was unprecedented in the United States,“ Charlot says Every year at TheWrap’s Power Women Summit, the…

Photojournalism: Courage behind the camera

Originally Published: The World Today Every year, the International Women’s Media Foundation presents the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award to honour the work of its namesake, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer. Here are this year’s winners. Fatima Shbair Fatima Shbair…

Slow down, take small steps: OpenNews’ Sisi Wei on how little changes can lead to big ones

By Janelle Salanga | Originally published: NiemanLab “We can make change together as opposed to trying to depend on one person to lead us all. When I think about making change that way, it becomes…

The IWMF Mourns the Passing of Joseph Cochrane

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) mourns the passing of Joseph Cochrane, who was the lead editor on Indonesia reporting for the IWMF’s Round Earth Media (REM) program.  Cochrane, an award-winning journalist with a years of…

Taliban’s TV ban for women: ‘It’s as if we don’t exist in Afghanistan’

By Ruchi Kumar | Originally published: The National Months after taking power in Afghanistan, group is marginalising female performers In a scene from a television drama, Afghan actress Leena Alam plays the title character in…

Craig Newmark Philanthropies Commits Additional $250K to Fighting Online Violence

Coalition Against Online Violence to expand support for women journalists [WASHINGTON, DC – November 8, 2021] – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) today received $250,000 in new funding from Craig Newmark Philanthropies to support…

Peruvian journalist who unveiled Catholic scandals wins press award

By Elise Ann Allen | Originally published: Crux Peruvian journalist Paola Ugaz poses with her 2015 book, “Half Monks, Half Soldiers,” which she co-authored with colleague Pedro Salinas in 2015 detailing years of physical, psychological…

IWMF 2021 Courage in Journalism Awards Honor Women from Belarus, India, Peru, and the United States

Organization Introduces ‘Justice for Women Journalists Award’ from Wallis Annenberg [November 5, 2021 – WASHINGTON, DC] – Last night the International Women’s Media Foundation recognized the extraordinary bravery of five women journalists around the world…

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