OPC Annual Awards Dinner to Honor Foreign Correspondents Under Threat

OPC Annual Awards Dinner to Honor Foreign Correspondents Under Threat

Our lineup for the OPC Annual Awards Dinner – left to right: Dean Baquet, David Rohde and Deborah Amos. Photos: Todd Heisler, The New York Times and Shannon Taggart.

Junger Offers Wisdom and Urges Caution at OPC Foundation Scholar Awards Luncheon

Junger Offers Wisdom and Urges Caution at OPC Foundation Scholar Awards Luncheon

Eleven of this year’s 15 scholars have fellowships around the globe with The Associated Press, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, and the GroundTruth Project. | Photo: Michael Dames

Activists Call for More Media Coverage of Women's Voices in Fight Against Extremism

Activists Call for More Media Coverage of Women's Voices in Fight Against Extremism

Left to right: Rukmini Callimachi, Gini Reticker, Rana Allam, Sanam Anderlini and Mossarat Qadeem during a panel on women and the fight against extremism. Photos: Chad Bouchard

2015 OPC Foundation Scholarship Winners

2015 OPC Foundation Scholarship Winners

RISC founder Sebastian Junger spoke to 2015 OPC Foundation Scholarship winners about the physical and mental dangers of conflict reporting. Photo: Michael Dames

'60 Minutes' Correspondent Bob Simon Dies in Car Crash

'60 Minutes' Correspondent Bob Simon Dies in Car Crash

CBS News correspondent Bob Simon died Feb. 11 in a car accident in New York City. He was 73. This photo was taken at the OPC's 2014 Awards Dinner as he accepted the President's Award.

Paul Moakley Tackles Unique Challenges to Cover Ebola for Time Magazine

Paul Moakley Tackles Unique Challenges to Cover Ebola for Time Magazine

OPC Board Governor Paul Moakley and former OPC President Alexis Gelber speak to attendees during a forum on Covering Ebola at the New York University Center for Global Affairs on Feb. 3.

NBC Not-ly News; And That’s the Way It Isn’t…

NBC Not-ly News; And That’s the Way It Isn’t…

Read pointed commentary from Mort Rosenblum on fabrications from Brian Williams, shown in this 2011 photo with Speaker of the House John Boehner. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Covering Ebola

Covering Ebola

Health workers in protective clothing await patients at the Redemption Hospital in Monrovia on Feb. 2. On Feb. 3, the OPC held a forum on covering the epidemic. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images

Al Jazeera Journalist Peter Greste Released

Al Jazeera Journalist Peter Greste Released

Relatives of Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste pose for a photo in Brisbane, Australia after learning that Greste was released after 400 days in an Egyptian prison. Photo: Glenn Hunt/Getty Images

Martin Smith Traces Roots of Terror in 'The Rise of ISIS'

Martin Smith Traces Roots of Terror in 'The Rise of ISIS'

OPC Board of Governors member Martin Smith spoke to attendees after a special screening of the documentary "The Rise of ISIS."

Panel Probes French and American Bounds of Satire

Overseas Press Club of America
Responses to last month’s attacks on journalists at the French magazine Charlie Hebdo brought to light key differences between French and American attitudes about satire and free expression. Many American media defended freedom of expression, but also declined to publish cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed.
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Rukmini Callimachi Wins George Polk Award

Overseas Press Club of America

OPC Board member Rukmini Callimachi was a winner of the George Polk Awards in Journalism for 2014. Callimachi, who writes for The New York Times, won the award for international reporting for exposing how European nations funded the Islamic State by secretly paying millions of dollars in ransom for kidnapped citizens. Other awards announced Feb. 16 also had an international focus. Six reporters for The Times won the health reporting award for risking their health and safety while providing the earliest and most reliable coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa: Helene Cooper, Daniel Berehulak, Sheri Fink, Adam Nossiter, Norimitsu Onishi and Ben Solomon. Read more...

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Azerbaijani Oil Baths: A Remembrance of Bob Simon in Action

NAFTALAN, Azerbaijan - The stocky nurse with a double set of gold teeth leaned over the double-sized bathtub and grabbed Bob’s wrist to take a pulse, dipping a huge thermometer into the vat of hot, brown 'nafta' to check the heat. Read more...

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OPC, Media Groups Sign Pact to Boost Safety for Freelance Correspondents

Overseas Press Club of America

Diane Foley, mother of the late freelance reporter James Foley, was guest of honor at a panel discussion to launch “A Call for Global Safety Principles and Practices,” the first industry code of conduct to include media companies and freelancers in an attempt to reduce the risks to those covering hazardous stories. Read more...

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OPC President Marcus Mabry Praises New Safety Standards for International Freelance Journalists

The OPC's participation in the process of formulating and now promulgating the first-ever news industry standards for safety goes to the core of our mission: promoting and building excellence in foreign correspondence. Read more...

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