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.

OPC Saddened and Appalled by Murder of Steven Sotloff

Generations of journalists have reported from war zones, recognizing the dangers of bearing witness from battlefields. The conflagration that started in Syria has increased these dangers as journalists now are kidnapped by extremist groups and targeted for killings. Read more...

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Fred Ferguson Remembered

Before I actually started as Manager of the OPC I was recruited by Mary Novick to help sign in members to the 50th anniversary of D-Day.  It was a luncheon so there was a lot of set up activity at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.  A dapper, short man in a trench coat and bowler hat appeared speaking a mile a minute.   Read more...

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Meet the OPC Members: A Q&A With Steve Herman

Steve Herman reporting for VOA from the Maidan (Independence Square), Kiev, Ukra

Steve Herman is a well-traveled OPC member who served five consecutive years as chairman of The Foreign Press in Japan and a one-year term as president of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan. He also was president of the Seoul Foreign Correspondents Club. He recently agreed to answer a few questions from the OPC. Read more...

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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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