Each year it seems the dangers faced by journalists grow. Even in places where the press is allegedly protected, attacks are becoming commonplace. Elsewhere, journalists continue to be threatened, jailed, or killed.
Journalism also is a field where the gender gap is vast. Many women journalists work in areas where women have few rights — and women journalists, close to none. Regardless of where they live and work, they persist in bringing us the truth. And in sharing stories of humanity that often, only they can access.
It’s time to give journalists — and especially, the women reporters who endure harassment on a daily basis — a shout-out.
This October, join the IWMF and our partners in the first annual Women #JournoHeroes campaign.
Just share a photo or story of a courageous woman journalist via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or another platform using the #journoheroes hashtag. Remember to tag your hero, too. You can also tag us and share your hero’s work.
Who: Anyone who appreciates women journalists and values a free press. What: IWMF’s first annual Women #Journoheroes campaign. When: October 1-31, 2017. Where: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or platform of your choice. Hashtags: #journoheroes. Toolkit: Visit this Dropbox for logos, sample posts, graphics, and more.
Starting October 18, we’ll be celebrating women journalists on the stage as well. The IWMF Courage in Journalism Awards ceremonies will convene in New York (October 18), Washington, DC (October 23) and Los Angeles (October 25) this year and will feature women journalists you know — and some you’ll be honored to know once you meet them. You can join the festivities virtually by connecting with us via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Thank you for helping us show our appreciation for the women whose voices are so vital in our quest for truth.