Press Releases

IWMF Announces 2022 Courage in Journalism Award Winners

Women journalists from Ukraine, U.S. and China receive prestigious honor [June 27, 2022 – WASHINGTON, DC] – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) today announced the recipients of its 32nd annual Courage in Journalism Awards,…

Veteran Photojournalist Paula Bronstein Wins IWMF 2022 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

Women journalists from Afghanistan and the United States recognized [May 3, 2022 – WASHINGTON, DC] – The International Women’s Media Foundation this morning announced freelance photojournalist Paula Bronstein as this year’s recipient of the Anja…

Two Women Journalists Honored as 2022 Kim Wall Memorial Fund Recipients

Grantees, including a peer of Wall, to explore issues of access and cultural recognition in China and France WASHINGTON, DC, March 23, 2022 – Today, family and friends of late Swedish journalist Kim Wall announced…

The IWMF Calls on Russian Forces to Cease Violence Against Journalists

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is outraged by the murder of Ukrainian journalist Oleksandra Kuvshynova alongside Fox News photojournalist Pierre Zakrzewski. Journalists should not be subject to death in their efforts to bring truth…

United Talent Agency’s René Jones Joins IWMF Board of Directors

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is thrilled to announce the appointment of René Jones, United Talent Agency (UTA) Partner & Chief of Social Impact, to its Board of Directors. She comes to the IWMF’s…

IWMF Expresses Support for Press Freedom in Ukraine

In light of the Russian government’s invasion of Ukraine, the IWMF extends solidarity to journalists continuing to work in Ukraine amid this distressing situation. Our longstanding concerns over press freedom and disinformation in Ukraine are…

Coalition Against Online Violence Condemns Attacks on Rana Ayyub

Credible threats against Washington Post columnist Rana Ayyub, in a context of prolific online violence and increasing legal harassment by the Indian government, have triggered 12 international civil society organizations to unite in her defense.…

Philanthropist Craig Newmark Joins IWMF Board of Directors

Addition underscores commitment to combating online abuse against journalists [WASHINGTON, DC – February 9, 2022] – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is proud to announce the appointment of Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and…

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…

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