Press Releases

IWMF Applauds Acquittal of Des Moines Register Journalist Andrea Sahouri

The IWMF is relieved by the decision in the trial against Andrea Sahouri, a Des Moines Register reporter arrested in 2020 while reporting on protests against the murder of George Floyd. Sahouri stood trial this…

IWMF Condemns Murder of Afghan Women Journalists

The IWMF condemns the killing of Afghan media workers Mursal Hakimi, 25, Sadia, 20, Shanaz, 20 – all of whom were shot to death – and the wounding of a fourth woman, during deliberate, targeted…

IWMF Devastated to Announce the Passing of Board Co-Chair Bryan Monroe

[January 13, 2021 – WASHINGTON, D.C.] – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Bryan Monroe, our board co-chair and a longtime, beloved member of the IWMF…

Foundation for a Just Society Extends Commitment to IWMF’s LGBTQI+ and Women’s Rights Reporting Initiative

$500K grant will support journalism in Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico and Honduras [January 13, 2021 – WASHINGTON, DC] – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) today announced $500,000 in continued funding from Foundation for a…

IWMF Congratulates Rashida Jones on Promotion to President of MSNBC

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) commends MSNBC for promoting Rashida Jones to its network president. We are delighted to see Jones make history as the first Black woman to lead a major television news…

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…