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TRIBUTES TO YASMINE RYAN

''She was a wonderful human being and immediately bonded with whoever was in front of her. We spent a long evening this past summer sharing experiences – about freelancing, dealing with sexual harassment from public officials and others as a female journalist, etc. - and most importantly, brainstorming about how to change things for the better. She knew what it was like to struggle and had so many plans to try to change the sector and the world. And was so eager to write a book on Tunisia and reporting from there in those tumultuous times. In a sector that can often be competitive, she was sweetness and generosity personified. We will all miss her so very much.''
- Shelly Kittleson

DAPHNE CARUANA GALIZIA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  PANAMA PAPERS JOURNALIST KILLED IN CAR BOMB IN MALTA
October 17, 2017

THE COALITION FOR WOMEN IN JOURNALISM STRONGLY CONDEMNS THE MURDER OF JOURNALIST DAPHNE CARUANA GALIZIA ---
New York -- TUESDAY, October, 17, 2017 - The Coalition For Women In Journalism strongly condemns the murder of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed on Monday when a bomb destroyed her car as she was driving near her home.  
“This is a vicious attack on one of the most influential journalists and on freedom of the press in Malta. Daphne Caruana Galizia was unapologetically a fireblazer. She had said the following words in the past: “Over my dead body will my children be stuck on these rocks.” Imagine losing a journalist like that,” said Kiran Nazish, Co-Founder and Director of the Coalition For Women In Journalism. “Her murder is an astonishing reminder that we have failed to protect journalists doing the most important work.”
“The heinous crime seen in Mal…

AYLA ALBAYRAK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAYLA ALBAYRAK CONVICTED BY TURKISH COURT TO TWO YEARS IMPRISONMENT
October 11, 2017

THE COALITION FOR WOMEN IN JOURNALISM CONDEMNS DECISION BY TURKISH COURT TO CONVICT JOURNALIST AYLA ALBAYRAK  ---
New York -- We are outraged at the Turkish court for sentencing journalist Ayla Albayrak to two years and one month in prison. The court said she was guilty of engaging in terrorist propaganda in support of a banned Kurdish separatist organization through her reporting with the Wall Street Journal, where Ayla is a staffer.

This move is seen by the Coalition For Women In Journalism as part of the intimidation and silencing technique that different institutions of the government in Turkey use against journalists across the board.

“This conviction deserves our strongest condemnation. The sentence is absolutely unjustified and even ambiguous in its claims accusing Ayla of biased reporting, while her report also includes the government’s point of view,” founder of the Coalitio…

HALLA BARAKAT AND OROUBA BARAKAT

FOR​ ​IMMEDIATE​ ​RELEASE SYRIAN-AMERICAN​ ​JOURNALIST​ ​BRUTALLY​ ​MURDERED
September 23rd, 2017

REQUESTING​ ​TURKISH​ ​AUTHORITIES​ ​TO​ ​INVESTIGATE​ ​THE​ ​MURDER​ ​OF​ ​JOURNALIST HALLA​ ​BARAKAT​ ​AND​ ​OROUBA​ ​BARAKAT --- Istanbul, TURKEY - Thursday, September 21st, Syrian-American journalist Halla Barakat and
her mother, Orouba Barakat were found brutally killed in their home in Uskudar, Istanbul.
Police reports acquired by the Coalition indicate the victim’s throats were slit days before the
bodies were reported to be found. Chemicals were used in the murder in order to mask the odor
of the bodies. The Coalition was alerted of the murdered mother and daughter by friends of
Halla who were unable to reach her.

Halla’s mother also worked as a journalist in the 80s and in recent year became a staunch critic
and activist against the regime. Their work in journalism and activism was illuminating.

“We are saddened and alarmed by the notorious murder of our colleague Halla Barakat and…