Posted Monday 05 Sep 2011
Four women journalists who have risked their lives to cover the news will be honoured by the International Women's Media Foundation with Courage in Journalism Awards and a Lifetime Achievement award. The Courage in Journalism Award winners faced danger in order to report on violence in their countries. The Lifetime Achievement award goes to BBC's Kate Adie who has covered breaking news in places such as Bosnia and Sierra Leone for decades. "These courageous women have endured terrible hardships, without questioning their own safety. They face danger and violence to report the day's most important stories, despite being targeted by authorities," says IWMF Board Co-Chair Barbara Cochran. "We are honoured to tell the world their stories."