• Monday, October 5, 2015
  • A program of IPS Inter Press Service supported by the Dutch MDG3 Fund

    International Women’s Media Foundation Honoring Four Brave Women Journalists Who Confronted Danger to Cover World News

    Mali’s Dieneba Deme interviews an agriculture expert. Credit IWMF

    Four brave women journalists who have risked their lives covering the news will be honored by the International Women’s Media Foundation with Courage in Journalism Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award in Los Angeles on Oct. 24 and New York on Oct. 27.

    IWMF’S Courage in Journalism Award winners face daunting challenges reporting the news in their countries.  Mexican drug cartels have threatened to kill Zeta editor Adela Navarro Bello and have already murdered two Zeta editors, Iranian officials have targeted and harassed Reuters bureau chief Parisa Hafezi and Thai authorities have charged Prachatai editor Chiranuch Premchaiporn with breaking the law for allowing 10 strangers to post anti-royal comments on her website. Premchaiporn is standing trial now, facing up to 20 years in prison in a test of Internet freedom.

    Legendary reporter Kate Adie, BBC’s first chief news correspondent, will be awarded the IWMF’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Adie has paved the way for future generations of women journalists by covering breaking news from Bosnia to Sierra Leone for several decades.

    Read the complete article on IWMF website.

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