Press Releases

The IWMF Applauds the Promotion of Susan Zirinsky and Encourages Further Promotion of Women in News Media

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) applauds CBS for recognizing Susan Zirinsky’s accomplishments and promoting her to the well-deserved role of president at the network’s news division – the first woman to occupy this position…

The IWMF Receives $1M Grant for Equity in Reporting from CBS Corporation

Funding Supports the Retention and Growth of Female Journalists [December 14, 2018 – WASHINGTON, D.C.] – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) today received landmark funding from the CBS Corporation (CBS) to provide opportunities and…

The IWMF calls for women covering The White House to be treated with respect

The International Women’s Media Foundation is deeply concerned about recent demeaning language from the President against female journalists of color; particularly, insulting remarks targeting CNN political analyst April Ryan, CNN White House correspondent Abby D. Phillip and PBS White…

IWMF Honors Four Courageous Journalists

Outstanding Female Journalists Honored by International Women’s Media Foundation at 2018 Courage in Journalism Awards in NYC The ceremony celebrated journalists Zehra Doğan, Meridith Kohut, Nima Elbagir, and Rosario Mosso Castro, and “60 Minutes’” Lesley Stahl…

The IWMF is deeply troubled by the murder of Viktoria Marinova

The IWMF is deeply troubled by the murder of Viktoria Marinova, a Bulgarian TV journalist who was raped and killed in Danube town of Ruse. Miranova recently conducted interviews with investigative journalist Dimitar Stoyanov looking…

IWMF Team Grows

International Women’s Media Foundation Appoints Charlotte Fox as Director of Communications Senior public relations strategist brings strong reputation management and women’s issues experience [WASHINGTON, D.C.: September 18, 2018] – The International Women’s Media Foundation today announced the…

Attacks against female journalists are career-altering, survey says

From doxing to death threats, IWMF and Troll-Busters.com reveal growing gender-focused harassment   [AUSTIN, TX: September 13, 2018] – A study released today by the International Women’s Media Foundation and Troll-Busters.com at the Online News…

IWMF Names Bloomberg’s Karen Amanda Toulon as Winner of the Second Annual Gwen Ifill Award

Veteran journalist recognized for developing diverse talent [WASHINGTON, DC: September 6, 2018] – The International Women’s Media Foundation today announced that this year’s Gwen Ifill Award winner is Karen Amanda Toulon of Bloomberg News. Toulon,…

When a free press is threatened so is democracy

Threats, attacks, government oppression, accusations of fake news and a growing mistrust of the media all threaten press freedom around the world. Journalists today face unprecedented hardships for simply pursuing the truth. Freedom of press…