Press Releases

The IWMF Announces 2021 Courage in Journalism Award Winners

Journalists and newsrooms in Belarus, India, Peru, and the U.S. receive annual honor [June 10, 2021 – WASHINGTON, D.C.] – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) today announced the recipients of its 31st annual Courage…

IWMF Selects Polish Journalist Ada Petriczko as 2021 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow

Petriczko’s reporting to focus on the intersection of women’s rights and social justice; U.S. journalist Jenna Kunze is runner-up [June 7, 2021 – WASHINGTON, DC] – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) today announced its…

IWMF Announces New Board Co-Chairs as NGO’s Scope Increases

CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux and Americares’ Stephanie Kauffman to direct board activities; IWMF also adds The Washington Post’s Kristine Coratti Kelly [May 21, 2021 – WASHINGTON, DC] – The International Women’s Media Foundation today announced the…

IWMF Condemns Bombing of Media Offices in Gaza

The IWMF joins the global press freedom community to condemn Israel’s bombing of a Gaza building housing Al Jazeera and Associated Press offices. Targeted attacks against the media are attempts to censor press freedom and…

Egyptian Journalist Solafa Magdy Released from Unjust Imprisonment

On April 14, 2021, Egyptian human rights reporter Solafa Magdy and her husband Hossam al-Sayyad were released from prison after spending more than 17 months in pre-trial detention. The IWMF is thrilled by their release,…

IWMF and ROAAAR Debut Inclusive Journalism Safety Training

Program will cultivate newsroom security advisers representative of their communities [April 14, 2021 – WASHINGTON, DC] – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) and ROAAAR today announced the commencement of ‘Next Gen Safety Trainers,’ a…

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 of 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…