The Washington Post today announced the addition of the International Women’s Media Foundation and James W. Foley Legacy Foundation to its Press Freedom Partnership. The organizations will join inaugural partner organizations Committee to Protect Journalists, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and Reporters Without Borders.
“Since the launch of our Press Freedom Partnership, we have seen an incredible response from readers eager to support journalists’ work around the world,” said Fred Ryan, CEO and publisher of The Post. “We are pleased to add two more organizations – James W. Foley Legacy Foundation and the International Women’s Media Foundation – who play an essential role in safeguarding journalists worldwide.”
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“The IWMF is celebrating its 30th year of promoting press freedom and media diversity by supporting, protecting and promoting female journalists,” said Elisa Lees Muñoz, executive director of IWMF. “Attacks and harassment toward journalists, and particularly female journalists, are a persistent hazard. By partnering with The Post, the IWMF will continue its work defending female journalists, and breaking the barriers they face just for doing their job.”
“The Washington Post Press Freedom Partnership demonstrates the moral courage that American conflict journalist, James W. Foley, said was essential,” said Diane Foley, president and founder of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation. “Before his murder, James said, ‘If I don’t have the moral courage to challenge authority, to write about things that may have reprisals on my career, if I don’t have that moral courage, we don’t have journalism.’ The James W. Foley Legacy Foundation is honored and grateful to be included in this press partnership to protect our democracy.”