The Empire State Building will be lit in blue on the evening of April 24
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Edith Lederer Accepts the Fay Gillis Wells Award

Edith Lederer Accepts the Fay Gillis Wells Award

Edith Lederer speaks during a breakfast at Bloomberg LP that honored the Club's 75th Anniversary and her reporting career. Lederer received the Fay Gillis Wells Award.

Shaking Conventional Wisdom When Reporting on Pakistan

Shaking Conventional Wisdom When Reporting on Pakistan

New York Times reporter Declan Walsh and documentarian Habiba Nosheen were panelists at an OPC event about covering Pakistan at George Washington University in February.

World War I Journalists: Courageous Six

World War I Journalists: Courageous Six

Courageous Six: foreign correspondents in Tokyo in the 1920s, garbed in rented coats for a garden party at the Emperor's Palace. Vic Keene and Jimmie Young are fourth and fifth from the left.

Dozier Spoke of Career Evolution and Learning

Dozier Spoke of Career Evolution and Learning

Louise Dewast gives keynote speaker Kimberly Dozier her card at the 2014 OPC Scholars Luncheon in February.

Holiday Party Kicks Off 75th Anniversary Year

Holiday Party Kicks Off 75th Anniversary Year

OPC member James Brooke was one of several members who spoke at the 75th Anniversary Holiday Party in January that was held in the Algonquin Hotel, the Club's birth place.

Evening Set to Highlight OPC Jubilee

From left: Power, Simon and Muir

The OPC Awards Dinner is on Thursday, April 24 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. The keynote speaker is U.S. Permanent Representative to the U.N. Samantha Power, veteran CBS News correspondent Bob Simon will receive the OPC President's Award and the Awards Presenter is David Muir, Weekend Anchor of ABC News. Read more...

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Tom Curley: The Life and Work of Anja Niedringhaus

Anja Niedringhaus at a swimming event at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

Former AP President and CEO from 2003 to 2012 Tom Curley writes about the life of photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus. Anja was killed April 4 in Afghanistan while on assignment for the AP. She was reporting with OPC member Kathy Gannon who was injured critically in the attack. Read more...

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Edie Lederer: Paying Tribute to Anja Niedringhaus

The 2005 IWMF Courage Awardees from left: Shahla Sherkat, Sumi Khan, Anja Niedri

When my anger at the killing of Anja Niedringhaus reached near boiling point, I kept saying to myself, Anja died doing what she loved best, being on assignment in one of the world's hotspots covering a very important story, and that's something to hold on to. Yet the outrage lingers. Read more...

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Slovenian Journalist Accused of Leaking State Secrets

Anuška Delić says the Slovene intelligence agency trumped up charges against her

Anuška Delić has reported about the links between the Slovenian Democratic Party and a neo-Nazi group. She says that the Slovene intelligence agency trumped up charges against her in retaliation for her reporting. In this Q&A, the Ljubljana native explains her legal fight and the pervasive air of censorship in Slovenia. Read more...

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Power Plays Protect Putin, Not Russians, Author Says

Gregory Feifer, author of Russians: The People Behind the Power, spoke about his new book March 31 at the OPC. He  said Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine and seize Crimea was designed to make him look tough at the expense of the Russian people. Read more...

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Press Freedom Letters

Egypt
Friday, 10 Jan 2014

Since December 29, 2013, authorities in Egypt have held three Al Jazeera journalists under detention allegedly for spreading falsehoods about the...

Egypt
Monday, 30 Dec 2013
The detention in Cairo of four journalists working for Al Jazeera English is a deplorable development and further evidence that Egypt's military...
Egypt
Thursday, 15 Aug 2013

It is not the role of the OPC to express opprobrium for the politics and policies at the heart of Egypts’s current roils. However, we are appalled...

United States
Thursday, 30 May 2013

Recent leak investigations, particularly the probes into Fox News and the Associated Press, have indeed overstepped the customary boundaries...

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

The OPC adds its voice to the chorus of disappointment and anger that has followed the news of the Justice Department's wholesale intrusion into...