Press Releases

IWMF Awarded $350K from Luminate to Expand Digital Safety Work

Funding supports urgent need to protect women journalists online [September 9, 2019 – WASHINGTON, DC] – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) today announced it has received a $350,000 grant from global philanthropic organization Luminate…

The IWMF Urges Immediate Release of Jailed Iranian Journalists

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is deeply disturbed by the recent surge in arrests of women journalists in Iran, one of the world’s most repressive countries for journalists. The unjust persecution of these women…

The IWMF stands in solidarity with 2007 Courage in Journalism Award winner Lydia Cacho

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) stands in solidarity with 2007 Courage in Journalism Award winner Lydia Cacho following an invasion of her home, and urges the Mexican government to admonish aggression against journalists, which…

The IWMF Announces 2019 Courage in Journalism Award Winners

This year’s awards recognize women journalists in Nicaragua, South Sudan, Ukraine and the United Kingdom [July 9, 2019 – WASHINGTON, D.C.] – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) today announced the recipients of its 29th…

The IWMF Announces Nigerian Journalist Shola Lawal as 2019 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow

Boston Globe, MIT and NYT to Welcome West African Journalist [June 13, 2019 – WASHINGTON, DC] – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) today announced the selection of Nigerian journalist Shola Lawal as its 2019…

The IWMF Launches ‘Asia Reporting Project’ with Henry Luce Foundation Funding

Three-year, $300K grant will support the Round Earth Media program [May 29, 2019 – WASHINGTON, DC] – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) today announced a new grant from the Henry Luce Foundation (Luce Foundation)…

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…