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The 1970s: Covering Lebanon's Infinitely Innovative Chaos

The 1970s: Covering Lebanon's Infinitely Innovative Chaos

The 1970s: Palestinian fighters battle Lebanese Christian militiamen in Beirut. Dotation Catherine Leroy/Courtesy Contact Press Images. Robert Capa Gold Medal Award, 1976.

The 1990s: In Sarajevo, Scant Rations but Abundant Black Humor

The 1990s: In Sarajevo, Scant Rations but Abundant Black Humor

The 1990s: A son grieves his father’s death at the funeral of a policeman in Croatia, August, 1991. Christopher Morris/Black Star for Time. Robert Capa Gold Medal Award, 1991.

2010-2013: Technology Revolutionizes Arab Spring and Journalism

2010-2013: Technology Revolutionizes Arab Spring and Journalism

2010-2013: A Syrian man cries while holding the body of his son in Aleppo, Syria, October 2012. Photo: Manu Brabo, Robert Capa Gold Medal Citation, 2012

6 FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD

6 FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD

Marcus Bleasdale captured a dying way of life in Norway as the whaling profession shrinks under an international quota. He won the 2013 Feature Photography Award for his work.

OPC Award Winners Introduction

OPC Award Winners Introduction

A Filipino man about to be evacuated by U.S. military aircraft for typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images (Faber Award Submission)

The 1980s: In the Midst of Confusion and Fear in Central America

The 1980s: In the Midst of Confusion and Fear in Central America

The 1980s: Wounded Contra soldier being carried out. James Nachtwey/Black Star. Robert Capa Gold Medal Award, 1985.

4 THE OLIVIER REBBOT AWARD

4 THE OLIVIER REBBOT AWARD

Robert Nickelsberg's book "Afghanistan - A Distant War" relays the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, militancy and terrorism, from 1988 to the present. His work won the 2013 Olivier Rebbot Award.

3 THE ROBERT CAPA GOLD MEDAL AWARD

3 THE ROBERT CAPA GOLD MEDAL AWARD

Tyler Hicks captured the dangerous and confusing situation of terrorists who open-fired in a Narobi mall. He won the 2013 Robert Capa Award for his work.

The 2000s: In Afghanistan, Where Travel Has Become a Barometer of the Possible

The 2000s: In Afghanistan, Where Travel Has Become a Barometer of the Possible

The 2000s: Taliban prisoners captured by Northern Alliance soldiers following the invasion of American forces in the fall 2001. Cheryl Diaz Meyer/John Faber Award, 2001.

5 THE JOHN FABER AWARD

5 THE JOHN FABER AWARD

Jerome Delay captures unrest in the Central African Republic between Christian militias and the Muslim rebel group that overthrew the president. He won the 2013 John Faber Award.

Camaraderie and Tchotchkes on Full Display at Party

Journalists had the opportunity on March 8, at OPC board member Minky Worden and Gordon Crovitz's penthouse apartment to show-and-tell an item procured from an assignment for the OPC's second Tchotchke Night. Photo Slideshow | Read more...

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Panel Draws No Optimistic End on Sunni-Shia Divide

Panelists from left: Louise Roug, Mohamad Bazzi, Charlie Sennott and Calvin Sims

The audience for OPC's March 13 panel discussion on the Sunni-Shia divide left with little optimism but with sharpened insight on the ancient conflict that shapes the Middle East. Read more...

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Results of Hackers' Work Threatens Press Freedom

Bloomberg BusinessWeek's February 18 cover story: "Yes, the Chinese Army is Spyi

Hacked off? You could be. Either with anger at unethical journalism and the backlash it could bring or more personally hacked, as described in Bloomberg BusinessWeek's February 18 cover story: "Yes, the Chinese Army is Spying On You." Read more...

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The Life and Times of Damon Darlin

Damon Darlin

Damon Darlin, 56, who has enjoyed one of the great runs in international journalism, working for a wide variety of publications in an incredible variety of major cities, has been appointed international business editor at The New York Times and will be relocating from San Francisco to New York to assume his new responsibilities. Read more...

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Eager for a Chance, Scholars Seize Spotlight at Luncheon

David Rohde gave the keynote address.

The Yale Club Ballroom was filled to capacity for the OPC Foundation Scholarship Luncheon on February 22. This year's event launched the Nathan S. Bienstock Memorial Scholarship and the GroundTruth Fellowship. OPC Foundation board member and Global Post co-founder Charles M. Sennott introduced the $10,000 GroundTruth Fellowship for freelance correspondents who have more than three years of experience and propose a reporting project in the Middle East. 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...