IWMF Seeks Nominations to its Courage in Journalism and Lifetime Achievement Awards


The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is hosting its 2014 edition of the Courage in Journalism and the Lifetime Achievement Awards and is seeking nominations for this prestigious event. The 29th edition will honour awardees at a ceremony in New York on October 22 and Los Angeles on October 29, 2014.

Ms Elisa Lees Munoz, Executive Director IWMF
Ms Elisa Lees Munoz, Executive Director IWMF

The Courage in Journalism Awards honours women journalists who set themselves apart by their extraordinary bravery. Facing and surviving danger to uncover the truth, they raise the bar for reporting under duress.

IWMF celebrates the courage of women journalists who overcome threats and oppression to speak out on global issues. The IWMF’s programs empower women journalists with the training, support and network to become leaders in the news industry.

According to the Award organizer, “we also recognize the pioneers who kicked down barriers to make it possible for women all over the world to find their voices and make them heard. Lifetime Achievement Award winners persevered, opening doors for future generations to make a difference.”

The IWMF has established an emergency fund for women journalists to support the urgent needs of their awardees and others with everything from medical assistance to emergency relocation for journalists or her loved ones. They have organized pro-bono legal assistance for asylum requests as well as temporary housing and financial aid.

IWMF was founded in 1990 and is a Washington-based organization that is dedicated to strengthening the role of women journalists worldwide. The IWMF believes the news media worldwide are not truly free and representative without the equal voice of women.

Nominations for the 2014 Awards must be submitted by February 14, 2014. For more information, click here.