Malaysia Suspends Two Publications after Reporting on Government Scandal

Malaysia Suspends Two Publications after Reporting on Government Scandal

Malaysia has ordered two newspapers to stop publishing for three months due to reporting on a financial scandal involving Prime Minister Najib Razak, on right. Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Rezaian Case Cloaked in Secrecy

Rezaian Case Cloaked in Secrecy

Ali Rezaian, right, brother of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, answers questions at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

White House Changes Policy on Hostage Negotiation

White House Changes Policy on Hostage Negotiation

President Barack Obama announces changes to the government's hostage policy on June 24. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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.

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.

China Correspondents Push Back Against Crackdown

Left to right: Jocelyn Ford, Kathleen McLaughlin, Minky Worden and Joseph Kahn s

Life as a foreign correspondent in China is getting harder. Over the last year, the government has tightened reins on journalists, and reports of intimidation, visa denials and even attacks are on the rise. The government cracked down on reporters amid accusations of widespread “false reports,” bribes and extortion. In June this year, the country introduced new media restrictions. Read more...

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Can China's Economy Survive China?

Orville Schell, left, speaks to attendees during a lunchtime panel on China's ec

When writing about China’s economy, Western media has often portrayed the country in unfavorable terms. Over the last two decades, headlines have painted China, now the second largest economy in the world, as a looming threat, a “sleeping dragon” or a nation of ruthless intellectual property pirates. Read more...

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Buzzfeed, Mashable and VICE Ramp Up Global News

Left to right: Louise Roug of Mashable, Jason Mojica of Vice, Miriam Elder of Bu

As newspapers and traditional media shrink overseas bureaus, three digital media powerhouses are ramping up their international coverage. Editors from Buzzfeed, Mashable and VICE shed light on their strategies for a capacity crowd during an OPC-sponsored panel at the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute on Thursday night. Read more...

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OPC Abhors ISIS Treatment of British Journalist

NEW YORK, New York – Sept.18, 2014--The Overseas Press Club of America abhors the video released by the Islamic State featuring a captive British journalist as some kind of spokesman. Read more...

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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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