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The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations from around the world for its 2008 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Courage in Journalism Awards will honour three women working in the news media who have demonstrated extraordinary strength in pursuing their profession in the face of government oppression, political pressure, physical danger or other intimidating circumstances.

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognises a woman journalist who has a pioneering spirit and a strong commitment to press freedom, and whose determination has paved the way for future generations of women in the media.

The awards, of at least US$5,000 apiece, will be presented in October/November 2008 in New York City and Los Angeles. The awardees will spend approximately two weeks in the United States, as guests of the IWMF, making appearances at these ceremonies and other events, and participating in press interviews.

Candidates for both awards must 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 be retired journalists.

The deadline for nominations, including all supporting documents, is 1 March 2008.

For more information or to fill out a nomination form, visit:

(8 January 2008)

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