IWMF in the News

The IWMF Mourns the Passing of Bailey Morris-Eck

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) mourns the passing of its co-founder, board member and advisory council member, Bailey Morris-Eck. In 1989, Morris-Eck joined the IWMF’s founding members to establish the organization. The mission of…

Ukraine is fighting a war — and an internal battle against corruption

By Nick Schifrin | Originally Published: PBS NewsHour Ukraine, battling Russian-backed separatists, is the only European country at war. The conflict has killed 13,000 people, displaced millions and pushed tensions between Russia and the West…

The IWMF Honors 2019 Courage in Journalism Award Winners at 29th Annual Ceremony

Annual Awards Hosted by Norah O’Donnell & Cecilia Vega New York, NY (October 30, 2019) – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) today honored female journalists who have exhibited extraordinary courage in reporting from areas…

“El periodismo independiente es perseguido en Nicaragua”

Autor: Gabriela Selser | Publicación Original: DW La noche del 21 de diciembre de 2018, cuando agentes de la Policía y paramilitares encapuchados allanaron la sede del canal 100% Noticias, Lucía Pineda Ubau transmitió en…

South Sudan in Focus

By Ayen Bior | Originally Published: Voice of America Sudan’s Council of Ministers grants permission for the World Food Program to visit Kauda in the Nuba mountains for the first time in nearly a decade;…

U.S. Withdrawal From Syria Leaves A ‘Tangled Mess,’ Journalist Says

By Terry Gross | Originally Published: NPR Fresh Air Washington Post Beirut Bureau Chief Liz Sly has covered the Syrian civil war since it began in ’11. “There is an inevitability that Russia is going to…

IWMF Alarmed by Jailing of Moroccan Journalist Hajar Raissouni

Source: Reuters The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) condemns the imprisonment of Hajar Raissouni, a Moroccan journalist sentenced to one year in prison on charges of premarital sex and obtaining an abortion. Despite the charges, human rights observers…

IWMF Fellow Denied Entry into Colombia to Report

On October 1, 2019, Mexican journalist Alejandra Rajal was denied entry to Colombia in advance of a reporting trip for the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF)’s Adelante program. The IWMF is deeply disturbed by this…

IWMF Condemns Attack of Honduran Journalist Sandra Maribel Sànchez

The International Women’s Media Foundation is deeply concerned about the attempted kidnapping of Honduran journalist Sandra Maribel Sánchez of Radio Progreso, which occurred on Friday in Tegucigalpa. This attack, which happened at gunpoint, is not…