Since 1990, the International Women’s Media Foundation has helped change the careers and lives of women journalists all around the world. With its Courage in Journalism Awards, training programs, reporting trips, funding, and events, the IWMF impacts individual journalists, both women and men, as well as the communities for whom they work.
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    2016 Opportunities

    Learn more about and apply for IWMF opportunities, including fellowships, trainings, and grants.

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  • Emergency Fund

    Emergency Fund

    The IWMF Emergency Fund aims to assist women journalists who are in urgent need of asylum, legal assistance, emergency relocation, or medical aid.

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    Adelante Reporting Initiative

    Over the next five years, the Adelante Reporting Initiative will continue our work in Latin America to strengthen the professional development, impact, and safety of 270 women reporters.

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    Great Lakes Reporting Initiative

    Between 2015 and 2018, the IWMF will lead groups of women journalists to the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, and provide training and support for in-country journalists.

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    Anja Niedringhaus Award

    To honor the courage and dedication of Anja Niedringhaus, an AP photographer who was killed by a gunman in Afghanistan in April 2014, the Courage in Photojournalism Award will be awarded annually.

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    Courage Awards

    The Courage in Journalism Awards honor women journalists who set themselves apart by their extraordinary bravery. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the women pioneers who kicked down barriers to make it possible for women all over the world to be heard.

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    Neuffer Fellowship

    The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship provides academic and professional opportunities to advance the reporting skills of women journalists who focus on human rights and social justice.

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    Fund for Women Journalists

    Established with a $4 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Fund will support projects including educational opportunities, investigative reporting and media development initiatives.

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    Journopreneurship

    Limited access to capital and training threaten women’s full participation as entrepreneurs in the digital news media. The IWMF’s entrepreneurs program diversifies the digital news media landscape and shrinks the gender gap in ownership.

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    Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories

    The IWMF’s Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories, sponsored by The Secular Society, is a new funding initiative supporting journalism produced by and about women.

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