IWMF In the News

Attacks on Media Workers Grow And Few Punished

NOVEMBER 1, 2018 | TULA CONNELL Two media workers have been murdered each week on average this year—73 to date, making it likely the number of those killed will meet or exceed that of 2017, when 82…

Zehra Doğan Receives “Courage in Journalism Award” in a Representational Ceremony

Originally Published: Bianet English Kurdish journalist-artist Zehra Doğan is presented her “IWMF 2018 Courage in Journalism Award” in a representational ceremony in New York where she reaches the audience by a voice recording taped during a…

Imprisoned Kurdish journalist wins Courage in Journalism Award

By Wladimir van Wilgenburg | October 28, 2018 Originally Published: Kurdistan 24 Artist Zehra Doğan was sentenced to two years nine months and 22 days in prison. (Photo: Voice Project) ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Imprisoned Kurdish artist…

Trolls and threats: Online harassment of female journalists

The advent of social media has meant that the dissemination of hate has become as easy as a simple click. Originally Published: Al Jazeera Journalists are used to having to defend their work in the…

Where can you find funding for that local journalism project? Here’s a quick guide

BY KRISTEN HARE · AUGUST 29, 2018 Originally Published: Poynter This piece originally appeared in Local Edition, Poynter’s newsletter following the digital transformation of local news. Want to be part of the conversation? You can sign up here. …

Gender-based violence makes the internet “Not a safe place for women”

Gender-based violence makes the internet “Not a safe place for women” Great strides have been made to raise awareness about the prevalence and dangers of harassment in the newsroom. However, gender-based violence continues to be…

4 questions to ask yourself to make your stories more gender-sensitive

The road towards gender equality is paved with better journalism – a journalism able to represent and treat women of all backgrounds as equal, and one that includes them in the news with respect and…

Digital PTSD is real

Last August, I went to Charlottesville, Virginia to cover the so-called ‘Unite the Right’ rally. I had covered violent protests in the past and was prepared for the physical and verbal aggression that typically comes…

Why Is the Internet Still An Unsafe Place for Opinionated Women?

For MarieClaire.com’s Women Bylines series (a partnership with Gucci’s CHIME FOR CHANGE campaign), we documented the-somewhat risky-reality facing French women when they voice their opinion on the Internet. ”Whore,’ ‘journa-bitch,’ ‘tart,’ ‘go die’-all of these…