Sexual harassment, threats, attacks, government oppression, a stubborn glass ceiling, unequal pay, accusations of fake news and a growing mistrust of the media all threaten press freedom around the world. And female journalists often feel the greatest brunt of these attacks. In fact, the number of female journalists killed in 2017 more than tripled from the year before.
The Courage in Journalism Awardsshow people that female journalists are not going to step aside, cannot be silenced, and deserve to be recognized for their strength in the face of adversity. It honors the brave journalists who report on taboo topics, work in environments hostile to women, and share difficult truths. These women demonstrate a commitment to press freedom and extraordinary strength of character, overcoming unjust conditions to become leaders in their industry. So far, we have honored more than 100 groundbreaking journalists in 56 countries.
Do you know someone whose work merits joining the ranks of the International Women’s Media Foundation’s (IWMF) Courage in Journalism Awardees?
Stand up for press freedom and support women who report against the odds by nominating someone today! Attacks against female journalists are nothing new, and the IWMF is on the frontlines of this fight. For the past 30 years, we have recognized the adversity female journalists worldwide face, and no one has advocated for them more fiercely than we have. Please help us to continue recognizing these deserving women by nominating a journalist, and by sharing this call with your network.