IWMF in the News

Column: I’ve been called unprintable names online. Now there’s help for cyber-harassment

By Robin Abcarian | Originally published: LA Times Abortion rights is one of many topics that provoke angry, vulgar, sometimes threatening responses from readers. (Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images) Years ago, when Pete…

Kim Wall Memorial Fund Honors Three Women Journalists with Reporting Fellowships

Grantees will investigate underreported stories in Italy, South Africa and Sri Lanka WASHINGTON, DC, March 23, 2021 – The family of late independent Swedish journalist Kim Wall, together with the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF),…

International Human Rights Groups Condemn Violent Crackdown Against Journalists in Myanmar

The International Women’s Media Foundation, ARTICLE 19, Freedom House, Free Press Unlimited, PEN International and PEN America are outraged by the ruling junta’s increasing attacks against journalists in Myanmar. The violent treatment of journalists produces…

The IWMF stands with Jineth Bedoya Lima and calls for justice | La IWMF acompaña a Jineth Bedoya Lima y pide justicia en su caso

Ver en español The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is deeply troubled by the decision of the Colombian government to leave the public hearing in the case of Jineth Bedoya Lima at the Inter-American Court…

Colombia, ante la Corte IDH por ataque contra Jineth Bedoya

Originally published: El Tiempo Aabril de 2020, según el índice de Chapultepec, de la Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa, Colombia, con 57,75 puntos de 100 en cuanto a libertad de prensa, estaba en un panorama de parcial restricción.…

Online harassment of female journalists is real, and it’s increasingly hard to endure

By Margaret Sullivan | Originally published: The Washington Post Female journalists attend a training session in New York City in 2019 on how to deal with online threats and abuse. (Jazmin Chase/International Women’s Media Foundation)…

Carlson, Times tussle over online harassment of journalist

By David Bauder | Originally published: AP FILE – Tucker Carlson, host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio on March 2, 2017, in New York. Carlson’s belittling of…

IWMF Condemns Online Attacks Against Taylor Lorenz

The IWMF is appalled by the relentless online smear campaign against New York Times technology and internet culture reporter Taylor Lorenz. After tweeting about her experience with online violence against women on International Women’s Day,…

IWMF Applauds Acquittal of Des Moines Register Journalist Andrea Sahouri

The IWMF is relieved by the decision in the trial against Andrea Sahouri, a Des Moines Register reporter arrested in 2020 while reporting on protests against the murder of George Floyd. Sahouri stood trial this…