Call for Nominations – 2013 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award


The International Women’s Media Foundation is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.

Each year, the Courage in Journalism Awards honor three women journalists who have demonstrated extraordinary strength of character in pursuing their profession under difficult or dangerous circumstances, such as government oppression, threats to personal safety and other intimidating obstacles.

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a woman journalist who has a pioneering spirit and whose accomplishments have paved the way for future generations of women in the media.


Previous Courage in Journalism Award winners include Marie Colvin, The Sunday Times, United States (d. 2012); Khadija Ismayilova, RFE/RL, Azerbaijan, Adela Navarro Bello, Zeta, Mexico; Tsering Woeser, blogger and writer, Tibet; May Chidiac, Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation, Lebanon; and Anna Politkovskaya, Novaya Gazeta, Russia (d. 2006).

Previous Lifetime Achievement Award winners include Zubeida Mustafa, writer, Pakistan; Kate Adie, BBC News, United Kingdom; Barbara Walters, ABC News, United States; and Magdalena Ruiz, Radio Mitre, Argentina.

Nominations for the 2013 awards must be submitted by March 1, 2013.

Candidates for the Courage in Journalism Awards can be full-time, part-time or freelance women reporters, writers, editors, photographers or producers working in any country. Digital news media candidates are accepted. Lifetime Achievement Award candidates can be either working or retired journalists.

Nominations may be submitted in English, French, Spanish or Russian. All nomination forms for both the Courage in Journalism Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award must be completed by an associate of the nominee. Self-nominations are not accepted.

To learn how to nominate a journalist, visit the IWMF website at


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