Press Releases

The IWMF Honors 2019 Courage in Journalism Award Winners at 29th Annual Ceremony

Annual Awards Hosted by Norah O’Donnell & Cecilia Vega New York, NY (October 30, 2019) – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) today honored female journalists who have exhibited extraordinary courage in reporting from areas…

IWMF Alarmed by Jailing of Moroccan Journalist Hajar Raissouni

Source: Reuters The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) condemns the imprisonment of Hajar Raissouni, a Moroccan journalist sentenced to one year in prison on charges of premarital sex and obtaining an abortion. Despite the charges, human rights observers…

IWMF Fellow Denied Entry into Colombia to Report

On October 1, 2019, Mexican journalist Alejandra Rajal was denied entry to Colombia in advance of a reporting trip for the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF)’s Adelante program. The IWMF is deeply disturbed by this…

IWMF Condemns Attack of Honduran Journalist Sandra Maribel Sànchez

The International Women’s Media Foundation is deeply concerned about the attempted kidnapping of Honduran journalist Sandra Maribel Sánchez of Radio Progreso, which occurred on Friday in Tegucigalpa. This attack, which happened at gunpoint, is not…

The IWMF Mourns the Passing of Cokie Roberts

The IWMF is deeply saddened by the loss of reporting pioneer Cokie Roberts. Roberts, whose career spanned across four decades in countless capacities, created a permanent impact on political news coverage and broadcast journalism. Her…

IWMF Names Nikole Hannah-Jones Recipient of 2019 Gwen Ifill Award

Investigative journalist honored for commitment to newsroom diversity [WASHINGTON, DC: September 17, 2019] – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) today announced Nikole Hannah-Jones as the recipient of the 2019 IWMF Gwen Ifill Award. Hannah-Jones,…

IWMF Awarded $350K from Luminate to Expand Digital Safety Work

Funding supports urgent need to protect women journalists online [September 9, 2019 – WASHINGTON, DC] – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) today announced it has received a $350,000 grant from global philanthropic organization Luminate…

The IWMF Urges Immediate Release of Jailed Iranian Journalists

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is deeply disturbed by the recent surge in arrests of women journalists in Iran, one of the world’s most repressive countries for journalists. The unjust persecution of these women…

The IWMF stands in solidarity with 2007 Courage in Journalism Award winner Lydia Cacho

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) stands in solidarity with 2007 Courage in Journalism Award winner Lydia Cacho following an invasion of her home, and urges the Mexican government to admonish aggression against journalists, which…