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The International Women’s Media Foundation has announced the creation of the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award honoring the courage and dedication of the Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer and 2007 Nieman Fellow who was shot and killed while covering the run-up to elections in Afghanistan on April 4.

Established with a $1 million endowment gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the award will be given annually to a woman photojournalist whose work follows in Anja’s footsteps.

Niedringhaus won the IWMF Courage in Journalism Award in 2005. Her Nieman Fellowship was funded by Howard G. Buffett, a photographer himself, who commented, “I considered Anja a friend who represented the best of photojournalism. By creating this award, we ensure her spirit lives on. Anja’s voice may be silenced but our hope is that other voices who share her commitment become louder.”

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