The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is has opened the nomination process for the 2015 Courage in Journalism and Lifetime Achievement Awards. The Courage in Journalism Award honors women journalists who set themselves apart by their extraordinary bravery. Facing and surviving danger to uncover the truth, they embody a commitment to their societies and to press freedom. Through its Lifetime Achievement Awards, the IWMF recognizes the audacity of media industry pioneers who kick down barriers to equality and justice.
“Courage awardees persevere and report from countries where threats, intimidation, political repression, and imprisonment are stark realities for journalists engaged in reporting the truth,” said IWMF executive director Elisa Lees Muñoz. “It has been an honor to see that the accomplishments of award winners from the last 25 years continue to inspire the next generation of reporters to find their voice and make a difference.”
Nominations for the 2015 Awards must be submitted online by March 15, 2015. Nominees must be full-time women journalists working in print, broadcast or online media in any country.
Since its inception in 1990, the Courage in Journalism and Lifetime Achievement Awards have honored 103 women journalists from 53 countries who have demonstrated extraordinary strength of character in reporting under difficult or dangerous circumstances such as government oppression, threats to personal safety, and other obstacles. For a full history of the IWMF Courage in Journalism Awards and a complete list of past winners, click here.
Award winners from 2015 will be honored at ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles in late October of this year.
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