Press Releases

The IWMF Alarmed by Murder of Mexican Journalist Lourdes Maldonado López

The International Women’s Media Foundation is distressed by the murder of Mexican journalist Lourdes Maldonado López on Sunday, January 23, 2022. Maldonado is the second journalist murdered in Tijuana in less than a week, and…

The IWMF Mourns the Passing of Joseph Cochrane

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) mourns the passing of Joseph Cochrane, who was the lead editor on Indonesia reporting for the IWMF’s Round Earth Media (REM) program.  Cochrane, an award-winning journalist with a years of…

Craig Newmark Philanthropies Commits Additional $250K to Fighting Online Violence

Coalition Against Online Violence to expand support for women journalists [WASHINGTON, DC – November 8, 2021] – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) today received $250,000 in new funding from Craig Newmark Philanthropies to support…

IWMF 2021 Courage in Journalism Awards Honor Women from Belarus, India, Peru, and the United States

Organization Introduces ‘Justice for Women Journalists Award’ from Wallis Annenberg [November 5, 2021 – WASHINGTON, DC] – Last night the International Women’s Media Foundation recognized the extraordinary bravery of five women journalists around the world…

The IWMF Applauds Inter-American Court of Human Rights Ruling Favoring journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima

October 20, 2021, Washington, D.C. – The International Women’s Media Foundation celebrates the Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ (IA Court HR’s) historic ruling on October 18, 2021, which holds the Colombian government responsible for violations…

IWMF Names Sisi Wei Recipient of 2021 Gwen Ifill Award

OpenNews’ co-executive director honored for her work expanding DEI in media [WASHINGTON, DC – October 7, 2021] – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) today announced Sisi Wei as the recipient of the 2021 Gwen Ifill…

Palestinian Journalist Fatima Shbair Receives IWMF 2021 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

Brazilian and Iranian-Canadian women photographers also recognized  [September 29, 2021 – WASHINGTON, DC] – Today, the International Women’s Media Foundation presented Palestinian freelance photojournalist Fatima Shbair with the seventh annual Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism…

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…

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