Four brave women journalists who have risked their lives covering
the news will be honored by the International Women’s Media Foundation with Courage in Journalism Awards
and a Lifetime Achievement
IWMF’S Courage in Journalism Award winners face daunting challenges reporting the news in their countries. Mexican drug cartels have threatened to kill Zeta editor Adela Navarro Bello and have already murdered two Zeta editors, Iranian officials have targeted and harassed Reuters bureau chief Parisa Hafezi and Thai authorities have charged Prachatai editor Chiranuch Premchaiporn with breaking the law for allowing 10 strangers to post anti-royal comments on her website. Premchaiporn is standing trial now, facing up to 20 years in prison in a test of Internet freedom.
Legendary reporter Kate Adie, BBC’s first chief news correspondent, will be awarded the IWMF’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Adie has paved the way for future generations of women journalists by covering breaking news from
“These courageous women have endured terrible hardships, without questioning their own safety. They face danger and violence to report the day’s most important stories, despite being targeted by authorities,” said IWMF Board Co-Chair Barbara Cochran. “We are honored to tell the world their stories.”
IWMF Courage Co-Chair Judy Woodruff of the PBS NewsHour will oversee the
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver a videotaped message at the events congratulating the women journalists for their brave efforts reporting the news.
The Courage National Presenting Sponsor is Bank of America. Co-Chairing the events are Bloomberg News and Walmart Stores, Inc. For information about purchasing tickets check here. Working press interested in interviewing the award winners and covering the events should contact IWMF’s Jane Podesta at email@example.com.
Adela Navarro Bello, Courage in Journalism Award
Navarro, general director and columnist for Zeta news magazine in
Hafezi, Courage in Journalism Award
Hafezi, bureau chief for Reuters in
Premchaiporn, Courage in Journalism Award
Premchaiporn, 43, director and webmaster of Prachatai online newspaper in
Kate Adie, Lifetime Achievement Award
Adie, a veteran broadcast journalist, has been presented with the IWMF’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Adie, a presenter on BBC Radio 4’s “From Our Own Correspondent,” has covered the world for more than 40 years, reporting breaking news from Tiananmen Square and Lockerbie to