Since its founding in 1990, the IWMF has been developing innovative training programs that improve coverage of critical global issues, develop leadership in the media, support worldwide press freedom and recognize the courage of those who report the news. We have documented this work in the reports, handbooks and resource guides listed below. All IWMF publications are available for free download.
Writing for Our Lives: How the Maisha Yetu Project Changed Health Coverage in Africa
A report that documents how the Maisha Yetu project initiated changes in health coverage at media houses in Botswana, Senegal and Kenya.
Deadline for Health: The Media’s Response to Covering HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa
The statistics are well known – and devastating. According to figures from UNAIDS for the end of 2003, sub-Saharan Africa accounts for about 70 percent of the world’s HIV/AIDS infection, 25 million of the 37.8 million people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. African girls and women are particularly vulnerable to HIV infection. Women are about half of all people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide, but in sub-Saharan Africa women are 58 percent of the people living with HIV/AIDS. Young women aged 15 to 24 were 2.5 times more likely to be infected than young men.
Women Meeting the Challenge: A Handbook for Media Leadership
Women Meeting the Challenge: A Handbook for Media Leadership is filled with practical solutions to the barriers that hold women back from reaching their leadership potential.
While this book is for women, about women and by women, it also is a tool that should be shared with everyone in the newsroom. It is a means by which to change the leadership roles of women in their media houses.
Women Journalists of Color: Present Without Power
This publication explores how the perspectives of women journalists of color may differ from their managers. The report covers the work environment in today's media companies, the effectiveness of company programs and the obstacles women journalists of color face in their careers. Published September 1999, the survey and report were made possible by a grant from The Ford Foundation.
Reporting on HIV: A Resource Guide
Get the latest information about HIV/AIDS in Africa. The AWMC's Reporting on HIV/AIDS: A Resource Guide includes information on international organizations, U.S. government agencies, African-based healthcare and advocacy organizations and Internet forums concerned with the disease.