Press Releases

CPJ and the IWMF Thank Forbes for Donation of $250K+ in NFT Proceeds

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) are grateful to Forbes Magazine for donating the proceeds from its first-ever non-fungible token (NFT), “Merchants if the Metaverse,” to our organizations.…

IWMF Concerned by Online Attacks Against Reem Abdellatif

The International Women’s Media Foundation is alarmed by the ongoing online abuse against Egyptian-American journalist Reem Abdellatif. As online violence proliferates globally, Abdellatif’s case underscores the need for local and international authorities as well as…

Urgent Update on Solafa Magdy, Imprisoned Courage Award Winner

March 26, 2021 – The International Women’s Media Foundation is urgently concerned for the well-being of Solafa Magdy, an Egyptian journalist and 2020 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner who has been imprisoned since November…

Kim Wall Memorial Fund Honors Three Women Journalists with Reporting Fellowships

Grantees will investigate underreported stories in Italy, South Africa and Sri Lanka WASHINGTON, DC, March 23, 2021 – The family of late independent Swedish journalist Kim Wall, together with the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF),…

International Human Rights Groups Condemn Violent Crackdown Against Journalists in Myanmar

The International Women’s Media Foundation, ARTICLE 19, Freedom House, Free Press Unlimited, PEN International and PEN America are outraged by the ruling junta’s increasing attacks against journalists in Myanmar. The violent treatment of journalists produces…

The IWMF stands with Jineth Bedoya Lima and calls for justice | La IWMF acompaña a Jineth Bedoya Lima y pide justicia en su caso

Ver en español The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is deeply troubled by the decision of the Colombian government to leave the public hearing in the case of Jineth Bedoya Lima at the Inter-American Court…

IWMF Condemns Online Attacks Against Taylor Lorenz

The IWMF is appalled by the relentless online smear campaign against New York Times technology and internet culture reporter Taylor Lorenz. After tweeting about her experience with online violence against women on International Women’s Day,…

IWMF Applauds Acquittal of Des Moines Register Journalist Andrea Sahouri

The IWMF is relieved by the decision in the trial against Andrea Sahouri, a Des Moines Register reporter arrested in 2020 while reporting on protests against the murder of George Floyd. Sahouri stood trial this…

IWMF Condemns Murder of Afghan Women Journalists

The IWMF condemns the killing of Afghan media workers Mursal Hakimi, 25, Sadia, 20, Shanaz, 20 – all of whom were shot to death – and the wounding of a fourth woman, during deliberate, targeted…