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IWMF Names Sisi Wei Recipient of 2021 Gwen Ifill Award

OpenNews’ co-executive director honored for her work expanding DEI in media [WASHINGTON, DC – October 7, 2021] – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) today announced Sisi Wei as the recipient of the 2021 Gwen Ifill…

Palestinian Journalist Fatima Shbair Receives IWMF 2021 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

Brazilian and Iranian-Canadian women photographers also recognized  [September 29, 2021 – WASHINGTON, DC] – Today, the International Women’s Media Foundation presented Palestinian freelance photojournalist Fatima Shbair with the seventh annual Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism…

Afghan women stand to lose 20 years of gains as Taliban seize control

By Mitchell Hartman | Originally published: Marketplace The situation is still fluid and chaotic in Afghanistan, as the Taliban continue consolidating power over the country and the capital, Kabul. Afghans with connections to the U.S.…

The US Used Afghan Women to Justify Its War. Now, It’s Leaving Them Behind.

By Madison Pauly | Originally published: Mother Jones Wakil Kohsar/Getty Four days after Taliban-controlled Kabul fell to the United States and its military allies in 2001, First Lady Laura Bush took over the mic for her husband’s…

CNN Reporter Clarissa Ward: I Fear for the Future of Afghan Women

By Diana Falzone and Justin Baragona | Originally published: The Daily Beast The Kabul-embedded reporter spoke with The Daily Beast about what may come for female Afghan journalists, many of whom now fear for their…

IWMF Calls for Urgent Support of Women Journalists in Afghanistan

Right now, women journalists in Afghanistan are among the most at-risk populations in the country for reasons of revenge, retribution, and long-standing prejudice against their voices in any public arena. With the Taliban targeting the…

A Year Under Attack for Belarusian Media

By Jessica Jerreat | Originally published: Voice of America Belarusian dissident journalist Raman Pratasevich attends a news conference at the National Press Center of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Minsk, Belarus on June 14, 2021.…

Newsrooms are failing to protect women journalists. Survivors hope Felicia Sonmez’s lawsuit will change that

By Orion Rummler | Originally published: The 19th Facing harassment, abuse and even assault, many women journalists say they’re standing alone. (PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY CLARICE BAJKOWSKI/THE 19TH) Felicia Sonmez was a political reporter at the…

Violencia digital, lastre contra mujeres periodistas

Originally published: ConsumoTIC Ante la creciente amenaza de la violencia en línea, las mujeres periodistas cuentan ahora con un centro de respuesta que les ofrecerá alternativas para hacer frente a los ataques, abusos o amenazas…