IWMF in the News

Lady Gaga Lends Instagram Account to IWMF in Support of Black Journalists

Star uses platform to feature the Black Journalist Therapy Relief Fund’s support of mental health for frontline reporters [WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 7, 2020] – On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, the International Women’s Media Foundation…

Egyptian journalist tops ‘10 Most Urgent’ list of press freedom cases focused on women journalists

Originally published: The Boston Globe Solafa Magdy.MAGDY FAMILY NEW YORK — Gender-based violence and harassment — both online and offline — is often used to silence and intimidate female journalists. Due to social stigmas and fears of professional repercussions,…

Yamiche Alcindor Named the 2020 Gwen Ifill Award Recipient by the International Women’s Media Foundation

By Maiysha Kai | Originally published: The Root Yamiche Alcindor attends Politicon 2019 at Music City Center on October 27, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn.Photo: Ed Rode (Getty Images) As a White House correspondent for the PBS NewsHour and a…

IWMF Names Yamiche Alcindor Recipient of 2020 Gwen Ifill Award

PBS NewsHour correspondent honored for courageous pursuit of the truth  [WASHINGTON, DC – September 28, 2020] – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) today announced Yamiche Alcindor as the recipient of the 2020 IWMF Gwen Ifill Award. Alcindor,…

Press freedom advocates are slamming Trump for glorifying violence against reporters

By Sarah Al-Arshani | Originally published: Business Insider President Trump holds a Make America Great Again campaign rally in Winston-Salem, NC United States on September 8, 2020 Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Press organizations have urged…

The IWMF Announces Contribution to Lebanon Media Recovery Fund on behalf of Raghida Dergham

In honor of Advisory Council member Raghida Dergham, the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is pleased to announce a contribution of $10,000 to the Samir Kassir Foundation’s Lebanon Media Recovery Fund. As Lebanon rebuilds after…

The IWMF Condemns Accusations Against Co-Founder Raghida Dergham

August 31, 2020 – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is appalled by recent, baseless accusations regarding Lebanese American journalist and IWMF co-founder Raghida Dergham’s coverage of the assassination of Prime Minister Rafic Hariri. On…

Announcing a New Partnership to Combat Violence Against Women in Politics and the Media

This post was originally published on NDI’s website, here. One of the most serious barriers to inclusive democracies and institutions is violence or threats of violence that directly impact a woman’s ability to participate in…

The tumultuous history of Donald Trump and female reporters

By Danielle Zoellner and Maya Yagoda | Originally Published: The Independent The president continually attacks what he calls the ‘fake news media’ but saves some of his most vicious attacks for women, and often women of…