Press Releases

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…

The IWMF calls for the immediate release and dropping of charges against journalist Maria Ressa

February 13, 2019 The IWMF calls for the immediate release and dropping of charges against journalist Maria Ressa, executive director and founder of Rappler, who was arrested in the Philippines today on cyber libel charges.…

The Washington Post Selects the IWMF to Join its Press Freedom Partnership

Collaboration Will Spotlight Attacks on Press and Risks Facing Female Journalists [February 5, 2019 – WASHINGTON, D.C.] – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) today announced its selection by The Washington Post to join the…

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…