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 International Women’s Media Foundation’s Courage in Journalism Awards show 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.
That’s the message from the IWMF, a non profit organization working to unleash the power of female journalists to transform the global news media.Click on the image above to be inspired by this year’s awardees. And click on their names for more about Zehra,Meridith, Rosario, and Nima.
With warmest regards,