Press Releases

IWMF Calls for Urgent Support of Women Journalists in Afghanistan

Right now, women journalists in Afghanistan are among the most at-risk populations in the country for reasons of revenge, retribution, and long-standing prejudice against their voices in any public arena. With the Taliban targeting the…

Coalition Against Online Violence Launches PSA and Resource Hub to Address Digital Attacks

Offerings support women journalists targeted with abuse, harassment and threats online [July 28, 2021 – WASHINGTON, D.C.] – The Coalition Against Online Violence today launched an Online Violence Response Hub to aid women journalists with…

IWMF Hires KBC Broadcast Host Tara Gatewood

Tara Gatewood (Isleta Pueblo/Diné), host of the national broadcast show Native America Calling from the Koahnic Broadcast Corporation, will be joining the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) in August as a director leading a new,…

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…

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