Overcoming threats, oppression, and a stubborn glass ceiling, women journalists worldwide persevere in their pursuit of the truth. The IWMF celebrates their achievements with the Courage in Journalism and Lifetime Achievement awards. Reporting from areas of instability, oppression, and conflict, Courage in Journalism Awardees put themselves at risk to give us a window into critical global issues. Lifetime Achievement Honorees set new standards for women journalists and encourage future generations of reporters to find their voice.
More than 100 journalists from 50 countries have been honored with the IWMF Courage in Journalism and Lifetime Achievement awards. Our 2016 winners will be announced in May and celebrated at ceremonies in Los Angeles on October 20 and New York on October 26.
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“My sister honorees have put their lives on the line in the pursuit of truth, justice, and human rights. I am honored to share with them a noble profession that shines light in the world’s darkest places.”
– Linda Deutsch, Retired Associated Press Special Correspondent, 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Bringing together leading personalities in media to celebrate the courage of women in journalism worldwide, the 2016 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award ceremonies will honor awardees Mabel Caceres, Janine di Giovanni, Stella Paul, and Lifetime Achievement winner Diane Rehm and will be held in Los Angeles on October 20 and New York on October 26. Media passes to cover the event will be available in October. To purchase tickets, please click on the link below.