Kabul, May 4, 2013
May 3, 2013 – International Women's Media Foundation, IWMF, honors Najiba Ayubi, managing director for The Killid Group with its Courage in Journalism Awards.
Najiba Ayubi, 45, managing director for The Killid Group in Afghanistan. Ayubi has spent more than a decade working under anonymous threats and attacks from government entities for her reporting on politics and women’s rights. She leads a team of reporters working in print, broadcast and online media and has refused calls for censorship. IWMF said in press release.
International Women's Media Foundation also honored Nour Kelze, 25, photojournalist for Reuters in Syria, Bopha Phorn, 28, reporter for The Cambodia Daily in Cambodia.
The Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented at ceremonies in New York on October 23rd and in Los Angeles on October 29th.
Bank of America is National Presenting Sponsor of the events.
Each year, the Courage in Journalism Awards honor three women journalists who have demonstrated extraordinary strength of character in pursuing their profession under difficult or dangerous circumstances, such as government oppression, threats to personal safety and other intimidating obstacles.
78 journalists have been honored with Courage in Journalism Awards. Previous Award winners include Khadija Ismayilova, RFE/RL, Azerbaijan; Adela Navarro Bello, Zeta, Mexico; Tsering Woeser, blogger and writer, Tibet; Jill Carroll, The Christian Science Monitor, United States; May Chidiac, Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation, Lebanon; and Anna Politkovskaya, Novaya Gazeta, Russia (d. 2006).