Founded in 1990 by a group of prominent U.S. women journalists, the International Women’s Media Foundation is a Washington-based organization that is dedicated to strengthening the role of women journalists worldwide. The IWMF believes the news media worldwide are not truly free and representative without the equal voice of women. The IWMF celebrates the courage of women journalists who overcome threats and oppression to speak out on global issues. The IWMF’s programs empower women journalists with the training, support and network to become leaders in the news industry. To read more about the foundation, check out their website at the IWMF.org.

Below are my contributions to the organization:

October 15, 2013:  Kate Bolduan, CNN | Youngest Morning Show Host In U.S. Television History
She proved her staying power and candor covering activities as a congressional correspondent of the U.S House and Senate for CNN and just this past summer became the youngest morning show host in U.S. television history. {CONTINUE READING…}

February 6, 2014: Aishah Hasnie | Anchor And Reporter At FOX59-WXIN, Indianapolis
Aishah Hasnie is an intrepid young reporter garnering a lot of attention in the news field and making a distinct mark on the future of journalism. Recognized by the Indiana Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists for an investigative story… {CONTINUE READING…}

May 15, 2014: Alexandra Trower | 2014 Leadership Honoree
In recent years, the global community has seen an increasing focus on strong, steadfast female leadership. With women at the helm of major organizations and companies, it is an essential step in helping bring a balanced focus… {CONTINUE READING…}

 May 15, 2014: Solange Lusiku Nsimire | 2014 Courage in Journalism Award
Journalism is a risky profession and promoting the human rights of women isn’t easy in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), but Solange Lusiku Nsimire courageously holds on tightly to the threads of fair democracy in her efforts to make a difference… {CONTINUE READING…}

May 15, 2014: Arwa Damon | 2014 Courage in Journalism Award
She has traveled across the Arab world for over a decade, reporting extensively on the on-going conflicts in some of the most war-ravaged zones, and in 2012 covered the civil war in Syria. Regardless of the constant shelling and sniper fire during her last trip to Homs… {CONTINUE READING…}

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