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.

Overseas Press Club of America Protests Growing Threats to Media Freedom in China and Hong Kong

NEW YORK, New York –Sept. 16, 2014-- For more than 75 years, Overseas Press Club members have reported news from China and Hong Kong, advancing the world’s understanding of China.

But within the past year, conditions for reporting in China have deteriorated sharply with threats, intimidation, censorship, and denials of work visas.  International news media and the Chinese press are under pressure not seen since 1989, the year of the Tiananmen Square demonstrations and military crackdown.  That reality was underscored during a reunion of some 70 current and former China and Hong Kong correspondents held in New York on Sept. 12, and by the most recent position paper of the Foreign Correspondents Club of China. http://bit.ly/1u1ZONV Read more...

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FCCC Releases Grim Report on Working Conditions for Foreign Correspondents in China

The Foreign Correspondents' Club of China has issued findings on how the Chinese government is cracking down on Western media.  Read more...

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When Journalists Are Targets: Conflict Reporting After James Foley and Steven Sotloff

Rukmini Callimachi, right, and David Rohde speaking at a panel increasing ris

For freelancers reporting in conflict zones, life is hard and risky.

“This is the most deadly and dangerous period for the press in recent history,” Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, told students and other attendees at the Columbia Journalism School on Sept. 9 during a panel about escalating risks to journalists. Read more...

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Mabry Welcomes New Board

The work of the Overseas Press Club has rarely been more difficult – or more important.

Our world is more interconnected and complex than ever. We have the technology to tell stories nearly instantaneously from anywhere on the surface of the planet. And humankind has an unquenchable thirst to absorb them. Read more...

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September 2014 Bulletin

The September Bulletin features election results and a welcome statement from the OPC’s new president, Marcus Mabry. The issue also offers previews of upcoming events in September, including a Sept. Read more...

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