Press Releases

The IWMF Honors 2020 Courage in Journalism Award Winners at 30th Annual Event

Virtual Ceremony Hosted by Christiane Amanpour [Washington, DC – December 2, 2020] – On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) honored women journalists who have exhibited extraordinary courage in reporting through…

The IWMF Applauds Diversity of President-Elect Communications Roles

The International Women’s Media Foundation applauds the appointment of Elizabeth E. Alexander, Kate Bedingfield, Ashley Etienne, Karine Jean-Pierre, Jen Psaki, Symone Sanders and Pili Tobar to senior leadership roles in the communications offices of President-elect…

IWMF Appalled by Vicious Attacks Against NBC’s Brandy Zadrozny

[October 30, 2020] – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) lends it full support to NBC News journalist Brandy Zadrozny as she continues to face extreme threats stemming from a targeted attack by Fox News’…

Lady Gaga Lends Instagram Account to IWMF in Support of Black Journalists

Star uses platform to feature the Black Journalist Therapy Relief Fund’s support of mental health for frontline reporters [WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 7, 2020] – On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, the International Women’s Media Foundation…

IWMF Names Yamiche Alcindor Recipient of 2020 Gwen Ifill Award

PBS NewsHour correspondent honored for courageous pursuit of the truth  [WASHINGTON, DC – September 28, 2020] – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) today announced Yamiche Alcindor as the recipient of the 2020 IWMF Gwen Ifill Award. Alcindor,…

The IWMF Announces Contribution to Lebanon Media Recovery Fund on behalf of Raghida Dergham

In honor of Advisory Council member Raghida Dergham, the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is pleased to announce a contribution of $10,000 to the Samir Kassir Foundation’s Lebanon Media Recovery Fund. As Lebanon rebuilds after…

The IWMF Condemns Accusations Against Co-Founder Raghida Dergham

August 31, 2020 – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is appalled by recent, baseless accusations regarding Lebanese American journalist and IWMF co-founder Raghida Dergham’s coverage of the assassination of Prime Minister Rafic Hariri. On…

Statement Regarding Review of the 2020 Anja Awards

On Saturday, August 8th, 2020, the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) was notified that one of the images in the portfolio of our 2020 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award winner, photojournalist Masrat Zahra, appeared…

Announcing a New Partnership to Combat Violence Against Women in Politics and the Media

This post was originally published on NDI’s website, here. One of the most serious barriers to inclusive democracies and institutions is violence or threats of violence that directly impact a woman’s ability to participate in…