For the past 22 years, the IWMF Courage in Journalism Awards have honored women journalists who show extraordinary strength of character and integrity while reporting the news under dangerous or difficult circumstances. The IWMF Lifetime Achievement Award is given each year to a woman journalist whose determination has paved the way for others in the news media. Including this year’s award winners, 78 journalists have won Courage Awards, and 22 journalists have been honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards.
This year’s Awards honorees are Najiba Ayubi, Director, The Killid Group, Afganistan; Nour Kelze, Photographer, Reuters, Syria; and Bopha Phorn, Reporter, The Cambodian Daily, Cambodia. First black female editor in Zimbabwe Edna Machirori will be honored with the IWMF Lifetime Achievement Award. Bank of America Global Strategy and Marketing officerAnne Finucane will receive the inaugural IWMF Leadership Award.
George Stephanopoulos (ABC News, Good Morning America), Norah O’Donnell (CBS This Morning), Gwen Ifill (PBS NewsHour) and Judy Woodruff (PBS NewsHour) will present awards. Expected to attend are Marie Claire’s Anne Fulenwider as the event Chair, as well as Robin Roberts (Good Morning America), Connie Chung (ABC News), JuJu Chang (ABC News), Paula Zahn (PBS’s SundayArts), Kate Bolduan (CNN’s New Day), Jill Abramson (The New York Times), Deborah Turness(President, NBC News), Debra Shriver (VP and Chief Communications Officer, Hearst Corporation), Martha Nelson (Editor-In-Chief, Time Inc.), Kim St. Clair Bodden (Senior Vice President/Editorial Director, Hearst Magazines), Pamela Fiori (Editor-At-Large, Hearst Magazines), Deborah Roberts (ABC News), Deborah Lloyd (President, Kate Spade), Matt Winkler (Editor-In-Chief, Bloomberg News), Abigail Disney (Filmmaker and Philanthropist), Tracey Zabar (author) and more.
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 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.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
WHERE: Cipriani 42nd Street
110 East 42nd Street, New York City