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.

Annual Awards Dinner Opening

Annual Awards Dinner Opening

Guests find their seats in the main hall as Bill Holstein gives opening remarks for the Annual Awards Dinner program.

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: Ashley Revell.

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.

Dateline: Weighing the Risks

Dateline: Weighing the Risks

In this year's Dateline, Kathy Gannon revisits an attack in Afghanistan that left her seriously injured and her friend, Anja Niedringhaus, dead. Niedringhaus took this photo in Kabul in 2013.

2015 Dateline

2015 Dateline

Omu Fahnbulleh stands over her husband Ibrahim after he fell in an Ebola holding center in Monrovia, Liberia. This photo from John Moore is the citation winner for the Robert Capa 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 wreckage 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.

A Chance Meeting with James Foley at OPC Awards Dinner Remembered

James Foley, right, attended the 2012 OPC Awards dinner with GlobalPost

Add to the things being said about James Foley, that he had a great smile and was charming over cocktails.

Foley came to the 2012 OPC Awards Dinner with colleagues from GlobalPost to accept the Best Online Coverage of Breaking News award for “The Libyan Rebellion.” I looked around the room at the pre-dinner reception for someone to talk to and chose a tall, handsome man who seemed to be alone. Read more...

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OPC Presidents Deplore the Savage Murder of James Foley

John and Diane Foley light a candle at the OPC Awards Dinner in 2013

At the OPC's annual dinner honoring the best in international journalism in April 2013, we gave over the podium for our candle lighting ceremony to Diane Foley, whose son, James, a reporter, photographer and video journalist, had disappeared in northern Syria the previous November. Read more...

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New OPC President: Press Club Is 'More Crucial' Than Ever

Newly elected OPC President Marcus Mabry, Photo: Erica Lansner

The election of a new Board of Governors rings in a new era for the OPC, along with fresh challenges and aims. On Wednesday, Aug. 20, the board revealed election results for officers and 10 Active and three Associate board members. The lineup includes familiar names and brings a few new ones into the fold. Read more...

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Marcus Mabry Elected President of The Overseas Press Club of America

The OPC welcomes President Marcus Mabry and other new officers and board members. Below is the text of today's press release announcing the news.

NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Overseas Press Club of America, a 75-year-old organization that awards the most prestigious prizes devoted exclusively to international news coverage, elected a new president on Wednesday night at its annual meeting in midtown Manhattan. Read more...

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July/August Bulletin 2014

The July/August Bulletin includes the full election slate and a preview of the September 12 China Hands Reunion. People columnist Susan Kille writes a feature on the sentencing of journalists in Egypt. The issue also has a roundup of press club happenings, including an update on the Belarus press club, and event recaps of the International Association of Press Clubs in Vienna and the Federation of Press Clubs in Jerusalum. 

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