Nominations Open for 2023 Courage in Journalism Awards

Elisa Lees Munoz
Executive Director, IWMF

Nominations are now open for the 2023 edition of the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) annual Courage in Journalism Awards, which honor women and nonbinary journalists who set themselves apart by exhibiting extraordinary bravery, persistence and resilience.

The awards program honors brave journalists – including photojournalists – working in any country across the world.

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.

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 deadline to nominate a candidate is March 3, 2023, at 11:59 pm ET.  Self-nominations are not accepted.

To submit a nomination, please go to: