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International Women’s Media Foundation Virtual Courage in Journalism Awards (IWMF)

November 4, 2021 @ 6:00 PM

IWMF will host the 2021 Virtual Courage in Journalism Awards as a Washington Post Live Event.

Event Chair:
Jeff Zucker
Chairman, WarnerMedia News and Sports and President, CNN Worldwide

The 2021 Courage Award winners represent a remarkable group of tenacious journalists. Katsiaryna Andreyeva and Darya Chultsova are Belarusian television reporters sentenced to prison for broadcasting live a protest that turned violent. The team at Khabar Lahariya focus on rural reporting through a feminist lens and are India’s only major digital news outlet run by women from marginalized communities. Vanessa Charlot is a veteran and an independent, Haitian-American photojournalist who has been reporting on the frontlines of civil unrest. Paola Ugaz is an award-winning journalist from Peru who has investigated allegations of abuse within a Peruvian organization affiliated with the Catholic Church.

About the IWMF
The IWMF works to unleash the power of female journalists to transform the global news media. Our fellows and grantees — both freelance and staff journalists — become experts in reporting in underserved regions, generate must-read stories, align with top outlets, and bring critical issues affecting women and others to light. We are the only organization that provides safety training, byline opportunities, and emergency support tailored to female journalists and photographers around the world.

We also recognize badass female journalists and photographers whose courage sets them apart. And we research the factors that allow journalism to remain dominated by men — while advocating for inclusive practices that help propel women and minorities into leadership.

The IWMF believes that gender does not conform to one notion. We are inclusive of all journalists who identify as women, which includes trans women, and non-binary people.


November 4, 2021
6:00 PM


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