The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is currently accepting third-party nominations for the 2024 Courage in Journalism Awards, which honour women and nonbinary journalists who set themselves apart by exhibiting extraordinary bravery, persistence and resilience.
It includes the Wallis Annenberg Justice for Women Journalists Award intended for women and non-binary journalists who are detained, jailed or imprisoned.
According to the IWMF, by doing whatever it takes to uncover the truth, such journalists raise the bar for reporting under duress, or in the face of censorship. They report on taboo topics, immerse themselves in hostile environments and share difficult truths.
In addition, the honorees demonstrate a commitment to press freedom and often overcome unjust conditions online and offline to become leaders in their industry. So far, more than 100 groundbreaking journalists have been honoured in 56 countries.
Candidates for the Courage in Journalism Awards must be full-time staff or freelance women or nonbinary reporters, writers, editors, photographers or producers working in any country and of any nationality.
The Wallis Annenberg Justice for Women Journalists Award brings attention to women journalists who are detained, jailed or imprisoned and although many of these cases receive worldwide attention at the time of arrest, they leave the public eye as new cases emerge. Sharing the stories of imprisoned women journalists is critical to assuring the safety of women journalists.