IWMF In the News

At 24, Palestinian Photographer Is Youngest Winner of Journalism Award

By Esha Sarai | Originally published: Voice of America At 24, Fatima Shbair is the youngest woman to win the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Courage in Photojournalism award. (Fatima Shbair/Courtesy Image) A woman walks alone…

Celebrating courage in the name of fallen AP photographer

By Patrick Maks | Originally published: AP Behind the News The 2021 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award, named for the Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer who was killed in 2014 reporting in Afghanistan, has been awarded…

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…

From Front Lines to Safe House, Afghan Journalist Flees Threats

By Esha Sarai | Originally published: Voice of America Afghan journalist Storai Karimi, shown here reporting in the field, has since fled Afghanistan. (Photo courtesy of Storai Karimi) In early August, Storai Karimi was reporting…

Afghanistan Evacuation Efforts Intensify Amid Reports of Taliban Searches for Journalists

By Jessica Jerreat | Originally published: Voice of America In this Oct. 9, 2015 photo, Parisa Aimaq, an Afghan female reporter for privately-owned Khawar Television, talks during an interview with The Associated Press at the…

Amid Taliban takeover, fear Afghanistan’s media landscape will ‘disappear’

By Sarah Elbeshbishi and Ella Lee | Originally published: USA Today WASHINGTON — As journalists join the thousands of Afghans fleeing the country amid the Taliban’s return to power, media experts fear that the country’s now-flourishing news…

A free press was trying to take root in Afghanistan. Now journalists are bracing for Taliban rule.

By Elahe Izadi and Sarah Ellison | Originally published: The Washington Post When Lotfullah Najafizada, head of Afghanistan’s widely watched Tolo TV news channel, learned that the president had fled the country, he held the story…

US Army Veteran Uses Photography to Reframe Black Experience

By Jesusemen Oni | Originally published: Voice of America Photojournalist Vanessa Charlot is being honored by the International Women’s Media Foundation for her work covering protests. (Credit: Vanessa Charlot) An American photojournalist who captured iconic…

Afghan women made major advances in the last 20 years. Relief efforts are desperate to make sure they’re not left behind.

By Anne Branigin | Originally published: The Lily These women are fielding calls around-the-clock trying to facilitate travel for those wanting to leave the country (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images) This story has been updated. To professor…