• KhadijaIsmayilova-thn IWMF calls for release of detained Azerbaijani journalist Khadija IsmayilovaUpdate – September 1, 2015 According to news reports, Ismayilova was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison today. August 20, 2015 – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is deeply concerned about the trial of 2012 Courage in Journalism Award Winner, Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova, in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku. After a month-long trial where journalists …

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  • ReeyotAlemu01 IWMF Courage Winner and Ethiopian Journalist Reeyot Alemu Released from PrisonJuly 10, 2015 – The IWMF celebrates the early release of Ethiopian journalist and 2012 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner Reeyot Alemu. Alemu, a reporter and columnist, has been imprisoned since 2011 for allegedly violating Ethiopia’s Anti-Terrorism Proclamation. “The IWMF is thrilled to learn of Reeyot’s release; her imprisonment during the past four years …

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  • Duque-round IWMF Supports Colombian Journalist Claudia Julieta DuqueJune 25, 2015 — Claudia Julieta Duque, a 2010 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner continues to seek legal redress for the psychological torture inflicted on her and her family by former officials of the Colombian central intelligence agency (DAS) in the wake of her reporting. The IWMF strongly condemns any threats or acts of …

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  • Yu-thn IWMF calls for release of detained Chinese journalist Gao YuUpdate – April 17, 2015 According to media reports, Gao Yu was convicted today of ‘revealing state secrets’ and sentenced to seven years in prison. Gao’s lawyer announced that she would appeal the court’s decision. May 8, 2014 – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is gravely concerned over the arrest of 1995 Courage in …

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  • Truthdig-thn IWMF and Truthdig join forces for ‘Global Voices’ projectJune 24, 2014 — In collaboration with the IWMF, Truthdig has launched an initiative called Global Voices: Truthdig Women Reporting. The project creates a network of female foreign correspondents from various countries who have all been honored by the IWMF for their courageous journalism. Since 1990, the IWMF’s awards have recognized female reporters who risk …

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