IWMF in the News

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…

Pakistani Journalist Maham Javaid is the IWMF’s 2020 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow

Javaid will report on marginalized communities for The Boston Globe and The New York Times [June 17, 2020 – WASHINGTON, DC] – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) announced today the selection of Pakistani journalist…

IWMF Demands Justice for Rappler’s Maria Ressa

[June 15, 2020] – The IWMF is appalled by the conviction of Maria Ressa, CEO and co-founder of Rappler and one of the most prominent journalists in the Philippines, on charges of cyber libel. We…

Masrat Zahra wins IWMF’s ‘Courage In Photojournalism Award’

Originally published: The Kashmir Walla Masrat Zahra, a Kashmir-based female photojournalist, has been awarded Anja Niedringhaus Courage In Photojournalism Award 2020, which celebrates the courageous work of women photojournalists, by International Women’s Media Foundation. Her…

Kashmir conflict photographer Masrat Zahra wins top photojournalism award

By Rebecca Staudenmaier | Originally published: DW For her moving images of the conflict in Kashmir, Masrat Zahra has been named the winner of the 2020 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award. The jury praised…

Honoring courage in the name of slain AP photographer

By Patrick Maks | Originally published: AP The 2020 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award, named for the Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer who was killed in 2014 reporting in Afghanistan, has been awarded to Masrat Zahra, a Kashmir-based…

Masrat Zahra Receives the IWMF’s 2020 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

Freelance photojournalists in Kashmir, Hong Kong and Puerto Rico receive this year’s top honors [June 11, 2020 – WASHINGTON, DC] – The International Women’s Media Foundation announced Kashmiri freelance photojournalist Masrat Zahra today as this…