The IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for a woman journalist to spend seven months combining reporting and research on human rights and social justice while taking classes at MIT's Center for International Studies and sharpening her professional skills at the Boston Globe and The New York Times. The IWMF is currently accepting applications for the 2013/2014 Fellowship.
With generous support from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the IWMF implemented Reporting on Women and Agriculture: Africa, a four-year initiative that changed the way African media cover one of the most important topics on the continent.
The IWMF helped African journalists to boost coverage of agriculture and rural development and to increase women’s voices – both as journalists and as sources – in their reporting. Click here to read more.
L’IWMF, Fondation Internationale des Femmes dans les Médias, a fait ses preuves en tant que partenaire affirmé de ces changements qui améliorent les conditions de la vie. Les projets de l’IWMF soutiennent et forment les journalistes, lancent des approches innovantes en matière de reportage sur les grands thèmes d’impact mondial, soutiennent le leadership des femmes journalistes et cultivent un réseau mondial de femmes travaillant dans les medias et le journalisme.
In partnership with major South African media outlets, the IWMF is preparing journalists to produce in-depth reporting on issues surrounding the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Fellows complete a specialized year-long training curriculum and receiving ongoing mentoring from experienced journalists and scholars.
This reporting fellowship provides international women journalists with the opportunity to exchange knowledge with local journalists in the Western Sahara, and to gain firsthand insight into the region's culture and economic development.
Funded by The Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the fellowship aims to bring attention to underreported stories from the Western Sahara, with a focus on economic development issues.
Celebrating IWMF’s 20th anniversary year, the International Conference of Women Media Leaders brought together powerful minds to reflect on the future of women in the news media.
The conference was convened to create an international plan of action for advancing women journalists worldwide, and to design a roadmap for how to accomplish change.
Women media executives gathered in March 2011 at the George Washington University Global Media Institute in Washington, D.C.
The IWMF has launched its first-ever reporting fellowship program in the Philippines to transform news media coverage of environmental issues.
The IWMF is providing advanced training and coaching to10 journalists, preparing them to produce innovative reports about environmental problems and solutions, incorporating women's role in and perspectives on environmental issues. By the conclusion of the year-long fellowship, these journalists will become environmental reporting specialists.
The IWMF is working to diversify the digital news media landscape by expanding the voice and role of women entrepreneurs. Since 2011, six $20,000 grants have been awarded to women journalists seeking to launch their own innovative digital media startups. Applications for the 2013 grant have been reviewed, the winners are ...
The Global Report on the Status of Women in the News Media is a groundbreaking study that presents a comprehensive picture of women's standing in the news media worldwide. The Global Report, unveiled in March 2011 at the International Conference of Women Media Leaders in Washington, D.C., includes data from more than 500 media organizations. Top news executives from forty countries gathered to discuss its findings and create a plan of action to achieve gender equity in newsrooms globally.