The IWMF seeks qualified experts to review applications for our portfolio of programs. We receive thousands of applications each year for our unique funding opportunities for women reporters around the world; in 2017 we plan to award more than $300,000 in small grants in addition to fellowships in East Africa and Latin America.

You can support the IWMF’s mission by volunteering to help us select potential fellows and grantees with just a few hours each month. All you need is an Internet connection and a passion for supporting the next generation of media leaders. 

Ideal reviewers are journalists, academics, and/or professionals with an interest in supporting gender equity in the news media. Reviewers will be responsible for evaluating applications based on set guidelines and will review batches of approximately 30 applications per cycle on a rolling basis throughout the year. We are seeking reviewers for the IWMF’s programs including the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, the Reporting Grants for Women's Stories, the African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative and the Latin America Reporting Initiative, Adelante.    

The Courage in Journalism Awards show people that female journalists are not going to step aside, cannot be silenced, and deserve to be recognized for their strength in the face of adversity. Each year it honors three brave journalists who report on taboo topics, work in environments hostile to women, and share difficult truths. These women demonstrate a commitment to press freedom and extraordinary strength of character, overcoming unjust conditions to become leaders in their industry. So far, we have honored more than 100 groundbreaking journalists in 56 countries.

Candidates for the Courage in Journalism Awards must be full-time staff or freelance women reporters, writers, editors, photographers, or producers working in any country and of any nationality.

Self-nominations are not accepted.

الشجاعة في الاعلام النساء الصحافيات لن يتنحوا عن اداء دورهم ولن يتمكن احدا من اسكاتهم وعلى الجميع ان يقدر مواجهتهم للمصاعب.

كل سنة تكرم ثلاثة صحافيات لجراتهم في تغطية مواضيع حساسة والتعبير بحرية في اجواء صعبة وعداءية. 

هذه النساء تلتزم بمبدا حرية الصحافة وتلتزم وتتمتع بقوة الشخصية وتتخطى ظروف قاهرة لتصبح راءدات في حقلهم.

لتاريخه قامت جمعيتنا بتكريم ماية صحافية من ستة وخمسون دولة. 

على المتسابقات لهذه الجاءزة ان تكون تعمل في مجال الصحافة او الانتاج او التصوير بصفة شخصية او من خلال موءسسة في اي بلد او من اي جنسية كانت.التعيينات الشخصية غير مقبولة.

تلتزممنظمة الالمنظمة المساواة في التعاطي مع المشتركين وتطلب منكم التعريف عن انفسكم وانتم لستم مضطرين للاجابة على هذا القسم كما ان ذللك لن يكون لهنتيخة سلبية على دراسة طلبكم هذا

The IWMF Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a pioneer in news media whose accomplishments have opened doors for other women journalists. 

Competitive candidates will have a credible and continuing record of supporting women in the media, exhibit a strong commitment to press freedom, and be well-respected journalists. 

Retired candidates are accepted. Self-nominations are not accepted.
El Premio a la Trayectoria es un reconocimiento a los precursores en los medios noticiosos que hayan abierto las puertas a las mujeres que trabajan en este campo. 

Los candidatos deben contar con una historia creíble y continua de apoyo a las mujeres en los medios y deben haber mostrado un firme compromiso con la libertad de prensa además de ser periodistas respetados. 

Se aceptan las candidaturas de periodistas jubilados. No se aceptan auto-nominaciones.

Los Premios a la Valentía en el Periodismo demuestran que las mujeres periodistas no se harán a un lado, no pueden ser silenciadas y merecen ser reconocidas por su fortaleza enfrente a la adversidad. Cada año se celebra a tres mujeres que han reportado en entornos hostiles y que comparten verdades difíciles. Estas mujeres demuestran un compromiso a la libertad de presa, y una extraordinaria fuerza de carácter, superando condiciones injustas para convertirse en líderes en su industria. Hasta el momento, hemos honrado a más de 100 periodistas en 56 países.

Las candidatas deben ser periodistas en funciones, a tiempo completo o ‘free-lance’ que trabajen para medios impresos, electrónicos o en línea, de cualquier país. 

No serán consideradas para este galardón las candidatas empleadas por organizaciones cuyo fin último no sea el periodismo.

No se aceptan auto-nominaciones.
Le Prix d’excellence pour le couronnement d’une carrière rend hommage à une pionnière des médias de l’actualité ayant ouvert des portes aux femmes dans ce secteur. 

Les candidates en lice doivent avoir démontré de manière crédible et continue leur appui aux femmes dans les médias, témoigner d’un robuste engagement à la liberté de la presse et être des journalistes hautement respectées. 

Les candidatures de personnes à la retraite seront acceptées. 

Les candidatures personnelles ne sont pas acceptées.
Chaque année, les Prix du Courage dans le Journalisme honorent trois journalistes qui ont fait preuve de force de caractère à travers leur persévérance à exécuter leur profession. Ces journalistes travaillent dans des circonstances difficiles et dangereuses, telles que l’oppression par les gouvernements, les menaces à leur sécurité ou d’autres formes d’intimidation. 

Les candidates doivent être des journalistes travaillant actuellement à plein temps ou comme journalistes indépendantes, pour la presse écrite, la radio ou la télévision, ou les médias numériques, basées dans n’importe quel pays et étant de n’importe quelle nationalité.

Les auto-candidatures ne sont pas acceptées.
Чтобы стать претендентом на данную награду, кандидаты должны продемонстрировать чрезвычайную силу характера, а также смелость и упорство в подаче новостей. 
Подходящий кандидат должен настойчиво выступать за свободу печати, а также пользоваться уважением как авторитетная журналистка. Выражение своей целенаправленности и убежденности в своей работе - это готовность постоянно рисковать собственной жизнью или свободой, выполняя свою работу, несмотря на государственные репрессии, политическое давление, физическую опасность или иные опасные обстоятельства. 

Кандидаты должны быть женщинами и в настоящее время  работать штатными или нештатными (свободными) сотрудниками СМИ в любой стране, в печатных, эфирных или Интернет-СМИ. Кандидаты, работающие в организациях, главной целью которых является не журналистика, не рассматриваются для присуждения данной награды. 
Пожизненная награда за достижения в журналистике присуждается первопроходцам в СМИ, которые открыли двери для женщин в данной сфере деятельности. Чтобы иметь шансы на присуждение награды, кандидаты должны обладать достоверным и непрерывным "послужным списком" поддержки женщин, работающих в СМИ, демонстрировать прочную приверженность свободе прессы, быть уважаемыми журналистами.

Кандидаты должны быть женщинами и в настоящее время  работать штатными или нештатными (свободными) сотрудниками СМИ в любой стране, в печатных, эфирных или Интернет-СМИ. 

Будут рассматриваться, в том числе, и кандидатуры ушедших на покой лиц.

As part of the IWMF’s African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative, the IWMF will select female journalists to travel to Kigali, Rwanda and Goma, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), from November 1 - 17, 2018. While there is not a specific theme for either trip, we encourage participants to prioritize fresh stories that focus on new media narratives from the region.  We also encourage applicants to apply in pairs for this trip, however, all applications will be considered.

Reporting fellows will begin their trip in Nairobi, Kenya, where they will complete a hostile environments and first-aid training (HEFAT) from November 1 - 4.  Fellows will then depart for ten days of in-country reporting which will be split between Rwanda and the DRC. The group will have access to five days of in-country reporting (November 6 - 10) from the first country, followed by five days of in-country reporting in the second location (November 12 - 16). The IWMF will determine the order of the Rwanda and DRC trips based on story plans of fellows selected.  Fellows will have the opportunity to network with other journalists, report collaboratively with their teammates and peers, and gain access to a variety of sources and sites related to their reporting. The feasibility of day trips outside the base locations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and determined by IWMF security protocols.

Some of our reporting programs involve travel to high-risk, dangerous, or conflict-afflicted locations.  As part of our commitment to the safety, health, and welfare of our program participants and staff, we evaluate the nature and scope of risk on a case-by-case basis. We do so by seeking guidance from key stakeholders including our travel risk management and medical evacuation provider, On Call International, and when appropriate, we consult other sources that may have relevant information, including the CDC, State Department, and Control Risks, for example.

The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all fellows. The IWMF also covers fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, visa fees, lodging, meals and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs. Fellows living outside the U.S. are responsible for procuring all necessary visas for which they will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the fellowship.

Eligibility Criteria

All applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
 

  • Affiliated or freelance women journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working in news media. Internships do not count toward professional      experience.
  • Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.
  • Applicant must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.

Application Instructions
The IWMF's November 2018 Cross-border Reporting Fellowship is open to female journalists. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria. Those applying in teams must both meet the eligibility criteria and submit a joint application. If selected, teams will be offered group interviews, while individuals will have their own interviews. The IWMF encourages team applications that include African journalists.

For team applicants: To apply, we recommend using a shared email address to create your Submittable account and submit your application. Each applicant must provide their personal information and work samples, in addition to submitting a shared statement of interest, story plans, plans for publication and letter of support. Application notifications sent through Submittable will go to the email address associated with the account. 

Accepting applications from July 24, 2018 to August 21, 2018 at 11:59 EDT

Please note the application deadline above. Do not follow the counter on Submittable. 

See a complete sample application here.

               As part of IWMF's African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative, female journalists will be selected to travel to Bangui, the Central African Republic (CAR) from November 1 - 17, 2018. While there is not a specific theme for either trip, we encourage participants to prioritize fresh stories that focus on new media narratives from the region.

Reporting fellows will begin their trip in Nairobi, where they will complete a comprehensive security and first-aid training as well as an orientation about the African Great Lakes region. Fellows will then depart for 10 days of in-country reporting, during which they will have the opportunity to network with other journalists, report independently and collaboratively with their peers, and gain access to a variety of sources and sites related to the trip theme.

Some of our reporting programs involve travel to high-risk, dangerous, or conflict-afflicted locations.  As part of our commitment to the safety, health, and welfare of our program participants and staff, we evaluate the nature and scope of risk on a case-by-case basis. We do so by seeking guidance from key stakeholders including our travel risk management and medical evacuation provider, On Call International, and when appropriate, we consult other sources that may have relevant information, including the CDC, State Department, and Control Risks, for example.

The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all Fellows. The IWMF also covers fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, lodging, meals, and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs. Visa costs will also be covered, but fellows living outside the U.S. are responsible for procuring all necessary visas.

Journalists accepted to the program assume liability for all risks inherent to reporting from a conflict zone. The IWMF reserves the right to postpone or cancel the CAR reporting trip if the situation on the ground deteriorates and is deemed to dangerous to proceed by our IWMF staff and security advisors.

Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:  

  • Must be a female journalist with at least three years of professional experience working in news media. Reporters working in 
print, broadcast, or digital media, including freelancers, are eligible. 
 
  • Applicants must have good written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in      and benefit from the program. French language skills also preferred.
  • Must have experience reporting from a hostile environment, and will preferably have had experience reporting from Africa's Great Lakes region. 
  • Must be able to demonstrate support from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.

Accepting Applications:

July 24, 2018 - August 21, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT.

See a complete sample application here


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