Press Releases

The IWMF Names Eloisa Lopez 2019 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award Winner

Women photojournalists in the Philippines, United States and Saudi Arabia receive top honors [April 30 , 2019 – WASHINGTON, DC] – Today the International Women’s Media Foundation announced Filipino freelance photojournalist Eloisa Lopez as this…

The IWMF calls for the immediate release of Nicaraguan journalist Lucía Pineda

Following persistent detainment and mistreatment, the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) calls for the immediate release of Nicaraguan journalist Lucía Pineda, who is now facing dire health issues as her condition continues to decline. A…

The IWMF Acquires Acclaimed Journalism Nonprofit Round Earth Media

Industry leaders unite to extend global opportunities for early-career journalists [April 22, 2019 – WASHINGTON, DC] – This morning the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) announced its acquisition of global journalism nonprofit Round Earth Media…

The IWMF Launches New Programs Focused on Leadership and Safety for Women Journalists

Mentorship and trainings will elevate and protect women journalists in the U.S. [April 10, 2019 – AUSTIN, TX] – In advance of the International Symposium of Online Journalism (ISOJ), the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF)…

The IWMF supports investigation into why Finnish journalist’s award was revoked

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is deeply concerned about the revocation by the U.S. State Department of the International Women of Courage Award from Finnish investigative journalist Jessikka Aro. Aro was announced as a…

Kim Wall Memorial Fund Names Three Female Journalists as New Grantees

Recipients extend Kim’s legacy by covering underreported stories on global subcultures NEW YORK, March 23, 2019 – Family and friends of late Swedish journalist Kim Wall, in partnership with the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF),…

World’s Leading News Organizations Establish One Free Press Coalition To Stand Up For Journalists Under Attack For Pursuing The Truth

Unite To Use Their Collective Reach Of Editorial, Social Platforms To Spotlight “10 Most Urgent” Journalists Under Attack Or Silenced Every Month NEW YORK – March 15, 2019 – Leading news organizations around the world…

The IWMF Denounces Attacks on Journalists in Ukraine

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is distressed by increasing attacks on investigative journalists in Ukraine, most recently against RFE/RL female journalist Katerina Kaplyuk. Intimidation and harm directed against working journalists in Ukraine is an…

The IWMF Condemns Recent Retaliation Against Journalists by U.S. Customs and Border Protection

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is deeply disturbed by the recent screening list drafted and enforced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) against journalists and aid workers at the U.S.—Mexico border. Targeting, intimidating…