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March 5, 2010: Deadline to apply for Courage in Journalism Awards

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2010 Courage in Journalism and Lifetime Achievement awards. These awards honour women working in the news media who have demonstrated extraordinary strength of character in pursuing their profession under difficult or dangerous circumstances.

Candidates can be full-time, part-time, or freelance women journalists working in print, broadcast, or online media in any country. Candidates for the Lifetime Achievement Award can also be retired journalists.

Award winners will spend approximately two weeks in the United States, making appearances at ceremonies in New York City, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles, and at other events. Each awardee will also receive a cash award of 5,000 American dollars (approximately 2,700 Euros).

For more information about the awards and how to nominate a journalist, visit:http://www.iwmf.org/honoring_courage.aspx.

To listen to a radio broadcast featuring the 2009 award winners, visit: http://www.iwmf.org/article.aspx?id=1137&c=carticles.

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