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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

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.

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.

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.

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)

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.

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 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.

Shepard Provides Path for Newspaper Longevity

At the reception from left: Lynn Povich, David Wallace, Andy Nagorski, Steve She

OPC member, CUNY Journalism Dean and long-serving journalist Steve Shepard gave everyone at his OPC book night for Deadlines and Disruptions: My Turbulent Path From Print to Digital an education in recent journalism history and a forecast for where journalism is headed. Read more...

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Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

People waited for a bus on East 59th Street in Midtown Manhattan.

When I walked from my apartment behind Lincoln Center on Wednesday, October 31, the streets were eerily silent after Hurricane Sandy. This was the same atmosphere I witnessed in the two weeks after September 11, 2001. Log-in and share your experience. Read more...

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Punch and the Pentagon Papers

Punch answers questions on June 16, 1971, at a news conference about the publica

In my remembrances of Punch Sulzberger, one episode endures as the most revealing of his devotion to the mission of The New York Times and American journalism. The episode unfolded at a meeting in 1968 where we deliberated if the Times should publish the Pentagon Papers. NYT Memorial | Read more...

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The Martin Family Journalism Torch Is Passed

Bradley Martin, left and his son, Alexander.

I’ll never forget trying to get into Afghanistan in January 1980. Like other journos, I went up to Peshawar, Pakistan, and then hitched a ride to the border at Torkham. The border was closed, and the last American correspondent who had gotten through was Bradley Martin of the Baltimore Sun. I thought to myself, “he must be a hell of a guy.” Read more...

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Syria Is a Perilous Assignment

Austin Tice, a freelance journalist from Texas and a former Marine has not been

IPI's Death Watch added 13 journalists to its total of 37 whose work in Syria cost them their lives in 2012. With IPI counting 93 deaths so far, the year is shaping up to be the deadliest for journalists since it started keeping records in 1997. 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...