Press Releases

The IWMF Condemns Accusations Against Co-Founder Raghida Dergham

August 31, 2020 – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is appalled by recent, baseless accusations regarding Lebanese American journalist and IWMF co-founder Raghida Dergham’s coverage of the assassination of Prime Minister Rafic Hariri. On…

Statement Regarding Review of the 2020 Anja Awards

On Saturday, August 8th, 2020, the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) was notified that one of the images in the portfolio of our 2020 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award winner, photojournalist Masrat Zahra, appeared…

Announcing a New Partnership to Combat Violence Against Women in Politics and the Media

This post was originally published on NDI’s website, here. One of the most serious barriers to inclusive democracies and institutions is violence or threats of violence that directly impact a woman’s ability to participate in…

Pakistani Journalist Maham Javaid is the IWMF’s 2020 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow

Javaid will report on marginalized communities for The Boston Globe and The New York Times [June 17, 2020 – WASHINGTON, DC] – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) announced today the selection of Pakistani journalist…

IWMF Demands Justice for Rappler’s Maria Ressa

[June 15, 2020] – The IWMF is appalled by the conviction of Maria Ressa, CEO and co-founder of Rappler and one of the most prominent journalists in the Philippines, on charges of cyber libel. We…

Masrat Zahra Receives the IWMF’s 2020 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

Freelance photojournalists in Kashmir, Hong Kong and Puerto Rico receive this year’s top honors [June 11, 2020 – WASHINGTON, DC] – The International Women’s Media Foundation announced Kashmiri freelance photojournalist Masrat Zahra today as this…

Craig Newmark Philanthropies Commits $650K to IWMF’s Emergency Support of U.S. Journalists

Additional funding will aid journalists on-the-ground and those experiencing both injury, trauma and loss of livelihood [June 9, 2020 – WASHINGTON, DC] – This morning the International Women’s Media Foundation announced it will receive an…

IWMF Receives $200K from Luminate to Aid Journalists

Growing funding supported more than 300 women journalists in crisis amid COVID-19 [June 5, 2020 – WASHINGTON, DC] – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) today announced an additional $200,000 in direct aid to women…

The IWMF Condemns Racism

The IWMF stands in solidarity with the Black community, and all those demanding justice for the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and the countless other Black lives taken at the hands of…