Press Releases

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…

The IWMF Condemns Attacks Against the Press and Stands in Solidarity with U.S. Journalists

June 1, 2020 – The International Women’s Media Foundation stands in solidarity with journalists in the United States and around the world who are risking their lives every day to keep us safe, hold authority…

Craig Newmark Philanthropies Provides IWMF with $350K to Counter Online Harassment

Funding for the IWMF’s work to protect journalists from online harassment surpasses $1 million [May 28, 2020 – WASHINGTON, DC] The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) today announced $350,000 in additional funding from Craig Newmark…

The IWMF Announces 2020 Courage in Journalism Award Winners

This year’s awards recognize women in digital and broadcast journalism from Egypt, Finland, Syria and the Xinjiang region of China [May 20, 2020 – WASHINGTON, D.C.] – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) today announced…