Women’s Media Foundation is seeking nominations from
around the world for its 2005 Courage in Journalism Awards
and Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Courage in Journalism Awards honor women
working in the news media who have demonstrated extraordinary
strength of character in pursuing their profession under
difficult or dangerous circumstances, such as government
oppression, political pressure, physical danger or other
intimidating obstacles. This prestigious award carries a
cash prize of US$5,000 and a crystal sculpture which symbolizes
freedom and courage.
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes
a woman journalist who has a pioneering spirit and whose
determination has paved the way for future generations of
women in the media. Recipients also demonstrate a strong
commitment to freedom of the press and a solid record of
accomplishments in journalism. A crystal sculpture is presented
with this award.
The IWMF will present three women journalists
with Courage in Journalism Awards and one woman journalist
with the Lifetime Achievement Award at ceremonies in October
2005 in New York City and Los Angeles.
The International Women’s Media Foundation
is celebrating its Fifteenth Anniversary Year in 2004-2005.
Founded in 1990, the IWMF is a non-profit, non-partisan
organization whose mission is to strengthen the role of
women in the news media worldwide and help protect freedom
of the press.
Eligible candidates: For both awards, candidates
can be full-time, part-time or freelance women journalists
working in print, broadcast or online media working in any
country. Candidates for the Lifetime Achievement Award can
be retired journalists.
To nominate a journalist: Please note that
self-nominations are not accepted. All nominations must
be in English and include:
· Completed nomination form (available at
Nomination statement completed by a professional associate
Brief biography of the candidate highlighting her work as
it relates to the Courage in Journalism Awards or the Lifetime
Resume or CV of the candidate
Examples of the candidate’s work (details on the nomination
Two letters of support from professional associates
Deadline: All nominations must be submitted
between January 1, 2005 and March 15, 2005. Completed nominations,
including all supporting documents, must be received by
the IWMF no later than March 15, 2005. Nominations can be
submitted by regular mail, courier service, fax or E-mail.
Winners will be announced in May 2005.
Questions: Please contact Charity Fain,
Project Manager, IWMF, 1625 K Street, NW, Suite 1275, Washington,
DC 20006, USA. Tel. +1 (202) 496-1992, fax +1 (202) 496-1977,
Brief bios of all previous award winners are available at