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 honoree:
Rosario Mosso Castro: Recipient of 2018 Courage in Journalism Award
(ZETA Magazine Editor-In-Chief, Mexico)
As a reporter in Tijuana, a city heavily affected by drug trafficking and war between cartels, Rosario Mosso Castro has excelled in Mexico as a professional investigative journalist specialized in drug trafficking and organized crime. As editor in chief at ZETA newspaper, Rosario Mosso Castro has led journalistic investigations against criminal organizations such as the Sinaloa cartel, the Arellano Felix cartel and the Jalisco New Generation cartel (CJNG). She has also focused on the relationship between drug traffickers and authorities in the state of Baja California. Mosso Castro has been threatened at least four times by criminal groups and security forces because of her journalistic work. Due to the threats against her, she has had bodyguard protection with the Mexican army on three occasions.
Mosso Castro began her career at ZETA newspaper, a weekly investigative publication and one of Mexico’s most targeted media for their reporting on crime. She was a culture and entertainment reporter, but at the beginning of the nineties started working in investigative journalism, focusing on stories about corruption, politics and social reporting. Mosso Castro is one of the first journalists to investigate Arellano Felix Cartel, one of the strongest criminal organizations in Baja California. In the last decade, with an intense war against drug cartels in Mexico, she continued leading investigative teams to find out the mutations of organized crime in the north of Mexico. As editor-in-chief, Mosso has trained several generations of young reporters and has also worked as a journalism teacher. In spite of the threats and risks in one of most dangerous countries to be a journalist, Mosso has always had a strong commitment to her work. She continues as an editor-in-chief at ZETA training journalists, investigating drug trafficking, reporting on political corruption and writing the newspaper's editorial section.