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The Women Who Speak Truth to Power Will Get Livestreamed at Courage Awards Tonight


By Sharon Waxman

I've written here before about women who make a difference in the world, especially women journalists who are brave enough to report the truth from around the world despite the dangers. Tuesday night the International Women's Media Foundation will be honoring four incredible, trail-blazing women journalists at the annual Courage in Journalism Awards.

For the first time, you can watch it too. The Courage awards are going to be livestreamed on TheWrap and a bunch of other prominent media outlets –,,, and others. They all want to help the world know what it really means to risk your life to tell the truth. And to stand up for human rights via the written and spoken word.

There's a video above about these women. Kelze is stuck in Syria, the others will be there tonight and at TheWrap's Power Women Breakfast on Wednesday.

Bopha Phorn, Reporter for The Cambodia Daily in Cambodia(left) In April 2012, Phorn narrowly escaped with her life when the vehicle in which she was traveling came under heavy fire.

Najiba Ayubi,  Director of The Killid Group in Afghanistan (center) For more than two decades, Ayubi has been a leading independent voice in Afghan media.

Nour Kelze, Photographer for Reuters in Syria Nour Kelze, a former teacher, never planned on becoming a journalist. But her cellphone and a revolution unfolding before her eyes transformed her career - and her life.

Edna Machirori, Reporter for The Daily News in Zimbabwe (right) Recipient of the 2013 IWMF Lifetime Achievement Award. She was the first black female newspaper editor in Zimbabwe.

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