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The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) Honored Lesley Stahl, Nima Elbagir, Zehra Dogan, Rosario Mosso Castro and Meridith Kohut on it's Annual 2018

Courage in Journalism Awards. !

NEW YORK, NY(SMIWIRE,10.25.18)-The International Women's  Media Foundation (IWMF), hosted it's 29th Annual Courage in Journalism Awards Luncheon at noon today, honoring renowned American broadcast journalist " Lesley Stahl", Rosario Mosso Castro (Mexican's ZETA Magazine Editor-In-Chief ), Meridith Kohut(American's International PhotoJournalist), Zehra Dogan(Turky's JINHA News agency Founder), & Nima Elbagir (Sudan's International Journalist/TV Correspondent), with full house of journalists and executives of major news media networks in attendance and sponsored by Bank of America at Cipriani's-42nd Street in the heart of New York City.


The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) has worked to unleash the potential of women journalists as champions of press freedom to transform the global news media for almost three decades.

It also has ensured that women journalists worldwide are fully supported, protected, recognized and rewarded for their vital contributions at all levels of the news media. IWMF main goal it's to increase demand for news with a diversity of voices, stories and perspectives as a cornerstone of democracy and free expression.

Since its inception in 1990, the IWMF has honored more than 100 female journalists from 54 countries.

" The Courage in Journalism Awards", is given to selected women journalists annually, who have exhibited extraordinary courage in reporting from areas of instability, oppression and conflict, during an award luncheon ceremony.

This year honore:

Lesley Stahl: Recipient of 2018 IWMF's ifetime Achievement Award.

(60 Minutes, CBS News Correspondent , United States.)

The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a well-respected journalist who has shown a long-term commitment to supporting women in the media and press freedom.

Lesley Stahl is one of America’s most honored and experienced broadcast journalists, her five-decade career marked by political scoops, surprising features and award-winning foreign reporting. Stahl was among a handful of female television journalists whose work led the way for the anchors and reporters on the air today. She was CBS’ first female White House correspondent and moderator of FACE THE NATION. Her remarkable body of work has been recognized with every major award, including The Radio Television Digital News Association’s Paul White Award for Lifetime Achievement; the Fred Friendly First Amendment Award from Quinnipiac College, two Edward R. Murrow Awards, an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Silver Baton, the Overseas Press Club award and 13 Emmys, including a Lifetime Achievement Emmy.











Stahl has been a 60 MINUTES correspondent since March 1991; she began her 26th season on the broadcast in September. She is the author of the best-selling book “Becoming Grandma.” Stahl landed the first post-election television interview with Donald Trump in November 2016. She earned an Emmy for her 2015 report on the recruitment of vulnerable young people for dangerous jobs as confidential police informants, and an Emmy for her interview with the widow of a slain hostage, with a look inside the technically illegal process of terrorist negotiation.


In 2013, Stahl’s two-part series on U.S. Guantanamo Bay prison facilities, received the Edward R. Murrow award. In 2014, she won two Emmys for the Guantanamo series and a story about China’s huge real estate bubble. In 2014, she received the International Center for Journalists, Founders Award for Journalistic Excellence. In 2012, her uplifting feature, “Gospel for Teens,” received two Emmy Awards, and her whistleblower interview with F-22 Raptor pilots provided the public personal accounts of the fighter’s oxygen system troubles, spurring the Secretary of Defense to action. Stahl’s interview of a former CIA Clandestine Services chief regarding “enhanced interrogation techniques” on Al Qaeda operatives sparked national debate. Her first book “Reporting Live” (Simon & Schuster, 1999), highlighted stories Stahl covered including Watergate, the 1981 assassination attempt on President Reagan, and the 1991 Gulf War. Stahl graduated cum laude in 1963 from Wheaton College, and is a former board member. She currently serves on the board of the New York City Ballet.



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