Overcoming threats, oppression, and a stubborn glass ceiling, women journalists worldwide persevere in their pursuit of the truth.
The IWMF celebrates their achievements with the Courage in Journalism and Lifetime Achievement awards. Reporting from areas of instability, oppression, and conflict, Courage in Journalism Awardees put themselves at risk to give us a window into critical global issues. Lifetime Achievement Honorees set new standards for women journalists and encourage future generations of reporters to find their voice.
More than 100 journalists from 50 countries have been honored with the IWMF Courage in Journalism and Lifetime Achievement awards.
THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 15, 2017.
Nominate A Journalist
COURAGE IN JOURNALISM
Competitive candidates will have a strong commitment to press freedom and be well-respected journalists who have shown a commitment to journalism exemplified by a willingness to continually put their life or their freedom at risk to produce a body of work in the face of government oppression, political pressure, physical danger or other intimidating obstacles.
Before you start the nomination process, please make sure you have assembled the following documents:
- Description of the conditions under which the candidate works;
- Description of specific instances where the candidate has faced danger because of her work, such as government oppression, torture, threats to family, defamation or imprisonment;
- Nomination statement describing why this journalist merits consideration for the IWMF’s Courage in Journalism Award. The nomination statement is a very important part of the selection process. Please explain in detail how your candidate meets the qualifications using specific examples to illustrate the candidate’s courage and determination in support of press freedom. Nominators are encouraged to read short biographies of previous award winners.
Examples of the candidates work (additional materials will be requested on a case-by-case basis):
- For print journalists (including online media): 2-3 articles written by the candidate;
- For editors or publishers: 2-3 examples of overall work;
- For TV or radio reporters or producers: audio or video clip which features the candidate or is produced by the candidate (audio tapes can be uploaded electronically or submitted by mail on cassettes, CDs or by electronic audio file; video clips can be uploaded electronically or submitted by mail in DVD, BETA or NTSC format);
- For photojournalists: 4-5 photographs taken by the candidate;
Although preferred languages for submissions are English, French, Russian and Spanish, submissions in any language will be considered.
Candidates must currently be full-time or freelance women journalists working in print, broadcast or online media in any country.Self-nominations are not accepted.
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