China Escalates Campaign Against Critical Voices

China Escalates Campaign Against Critical Voices

Left to right: Sarah Cook, Kathleen McLaughlin, William Holstein, Jerome A. Cohen and Ying Zhu during a panel on China's crackdown on civil society.

Experts Speak About Kidnapping Risks in Remote Places

Experts Speak About Kidnapping Risks in Remote Places

Left to right: Charles Sennott, David Rohde and William Daly spoke about the rising risk of kidnapping in remote places and best practices on how to navigate the aftermath during a May 14 off-the-record panel.

Photos: 2015 OPC Awards Dinner

Photos: 2015 OPC Awards Dinner

Guests mingle during the before-dinner reception. Please check out our slide show of photos from this year's Annual Awards Dinner. Photo: Michael Dames.

Infographic: The Threat to Journalists Has Become a Vicious Cycle

Infographic: The Threat to Journalists Has Become a Vicious Cycle

This graphic from Dateline magazine by Heather Jones, with reporting by Emily Barone and Jack Linshi, illustrates the rising tide of violence and incarceration against journalists around the world.

Dateline: A Most Violent Year

Dateline: A Most Violent Year

An Islamic State militant just after an air strike. Read Douglas Jehl's "A Most Violent Year" in Dateline magazine on upheaval in 2014. Photo by Bulent Kilic, who won the 2014 John Faber Award.

5 THE JOHN FABER AWARD

5 THE JOHN FABER AWARD

Bulent Kilic, winner of this year's John Faber Award, captured turmoil during Ukraine's revolution. Protesters burn as a barricade catches fire during clashes with police in Kiev in February 2014.

4 THE OLIVIER REBBOT AWARD

4 THE OLIVIER REBBOT AWARD

Jérôme Sessini photographed the aftermath of a Malaysia Airlines jet shot down over eastern Ukraine last year, winning the 2014 Olivier Rebbot Award for his work.

3 THE ROBERT CAPA GOLD MEDAL AWARD

3 THE ROBERT CAPA GOLD MEDAL AWARD

Marcus Bleasdale viscerally captured brutal violence in the Central African Republic. He won the 2014 Robert Capa Gold Medal Award for his work.

People Remembered: Leonard Saffir

Overseas Press Club of America

 

Former OPC President Leonard Saffir, OPC president from 1988 to 1990, foreign correspondent, columnist, founder of four newspapers and author of three books, died Jan. Read more...

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China Escalates Campaign Against Critical Voices

Overseas Press Club of America

Over the last few years, the Chinese government under President Xi Jinping has stepped up a campaign against press freedom and civil society, jailing activists and critical voices while intimidating domestic and foreign media. On Monday, May 18, the OPC hosted a panel to explore the outlook for the country’s future and discuss how far the current crackdown might go. Read more...

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FCCC Releases Annual Working Conditions Report for 2015

Overseas Press Club of America
The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China has released the following report on press freedom, based on a survey of its members.
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Photos: 2015 OPC Awards Dinner

Click through the slideshow to see photos from this year's Annual Awards Dinner, including the before-dinner reception sponsored by Lenovo and post-dinner "Meet the Winners" reception sponsored by Daimler.  Read more...

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OPC Awards Showcase Ambitious Reporting in 2014

In tones ranging from defiance to joy and mourning to optimism, foreign correspondents gathered Thursday to celebrate the vitality of their profession.

“It’s time for us to take our story back from the handwringers,” Dean Baquet, executive editor of The New York Times, proclaimed in his keynote address at the Overseas Press Club Awards. “We need to scream about the fact that there is huge and ambitious work being done in the old places like The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post, and in the new places like Buzzfeed and Vice.” Read more...

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