Belarus Journalist Irypna Khalip to Be Honored at National Press Club October 26
Created in 1990, the IWMF (www.iwmf.org) Courage in Journalism Awards honor women journalists who have shown extraordinary strength of character and integrity while reporting the news under dangerous or difficult circumstances. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a woman journalist who has a pioneering spirit and whose determination has paved the way for women in the news media. Including this year`s award winners, 66 journalists have won Courage Awards and 18 journalists have been honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards.
The 2009 awards will be presented in New York on October 20, 2009, and Los Angeles on October 28, 2009.
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