The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) has opened nominations for its 25th Courage in Journalism and Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2014. Awardees will be honored at ceremonies in New York on 22 October 22nd and Los Angeles on 29 October.
The Courage in Journalism Awards honour 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.
The IWMF also recognise 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 awardees and others with everything from medical assistance to emergency relocation for journalists or her loved ones. We have organized pro-bono legal assistance for asylum requests as well as temporary housing and financial aid. For a full history of the IWMF Courage in Journalism Awards, visit iwmf.org/courage.
To review nomination requirements and criteria, and to submit a nomination, go to iwmf.org/nomination.
Nominations for the 2014 Awards must be submitted by February 14, 2014.