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To celebrate the OPC's 75th Anniversary. #OPCAwards and #OPC75
WINNERS | DINNER DETAILS

2010-2013: Technology Revolutionizes Arab Spring and Journalism

2010-2013: Technology Revolutionizes Arab Spring and Journalism

2010-2013: A Syrian man cries while holding the body of his son in Aleppo, Syria, October 2012. Photo: Manu Brabo, Robert Capa Gold Medal Citation, 2012

The 1970s: Covering Lebanon's Infinitely Innovative Chaos

The 1970s: Covering Lebanon's Infinitely Innovative Chaos

The 1970s: Palestinian fighters battle Lebanese Christian militiamen in Beirut. Dotation Catherine Leroy/Courtesy Contact Press Images. Robert Capa Gold Medal Award, 1976.

6 FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD

6 FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD

Marcus Bleasdale captured a dying way of life in Norway as the whaling profession shrinks under an international quota. He won the 2013 Feature Photography Award for his work.

The 1990s: In Sarajevo, Scant Rations but Abundant Black Humor

The 1990s: In Sarajevo, Scant Rations but Abundant Black Humor

The 1990s: A son grieves his father’s death at the funeral of a policeman in Croatia, August, 1991. Christopher Morris/Black Star for Time. Robert Capa Gold Medal Award, 1991.

3 THE ROBERT CAPA GOLD MEDAL AWARD

3 THE ROBERT CAPA GOLD MEDAL AWARD

Tyler Hicks captured the dangerous and confusing situation of terrorists who open-fired in a Narobi mall. He won the 2013 Robert Capa Award for his work.

5 THE JOHN FABER AWARD

5 THE JOHN FABER AWARD

Jerome Delay captures unrest in the Central African Republic between Christian militias and the Muslim rebel group that overthrew the president. He won the 2013 John Faber Award.

The 1980s: In the Midst of Confusion and Fear in Central America

The 1980s: In the Midst of Confusion and Fear in Central America

The 1980s: Wounded Contra soldier being carried out. James Nachtwey/Black Star. Robert Capa Gold Medal Award, 1985.

The 2000s: In Afghanistan, Where Travel Has Become a Barometer of the Possible

The 2000s: In Afghanistan, Where Travel Has Become a Barometer of the Possible

The 2000s: Taliban prisoners captured by Northern Alliance soldiers following the invasion of American forces in the fall 2001. Cheryl Diaz Meyer/John Faber Award, 2001.

OPC Award Winners Introduction

OPC Award Winners Introduction

A Filipino man about to be evacuated by U.S. military aircraft for typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images (Faber Award Submission)

4 THE OLIVIER REBBOT AWARD

4 THE OLIVIER REBBOT AWARD

Robert Nickelsberg's book "Afghanistan - A Distant War" relays the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, militancy and terrorism, from 1988 to the present. His work won the 2013 Olivier Rebbot Award.

Shaking Conventional Wisdom When Reporting on Pakistan

From left: Azmat Khan, Declan Walsh, Habiba Nosheen, Sadia Shepard and Richard L

Malala was hardly mentioned. That was one surprise at the OPC's February 11 program on covering Pakistan. Organizer, moderator and OPC board member Azmat Khan encouraged the panelists at the event, held at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., to talk about underreported stories from the tumultuous country. Video | Read more...

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Cookbook Helped to Bond Club Members in the 1960s

The OPC Cookbook

In 1962, the Overseas Press Club Cookbook portrayed the dining adventures of 60 foreign correspondents from the club's first era. As the club celebrates its 75th anniversary, the cookbook brings to life those first generations. My mother, Margaret Kreig, was an OPC member in the 1960s who bequeathed me her copy and memories of a career facilitated by club predecessors. Read more...

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Tucson Panel Discussed Stifled News and Lost Lives

From left: Schmidt, Segnini,  Sandoval and Rosenblum

The panel discussion at the University of Arizona was a launch of the new Center for Global Journalism. Panelist Ricardo Sandoval told the audience that smuggling Mexicans into the U.S. used to be a mom-and-pop business. Video | Read more...

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Walt Lands Exclusive Hollande Interview

TIME's Catherine Mayer, left, and Vivienne Walt talk to François Hollande in the

With the media frenzy around French President Francois Hollande's love life in January, OPC member Vivienne Walt landed Hollande's first-ever international interview in the grand Élysée Palace. The interview was pegged to Hollande's state visit to Washington D.C. in February. Walt sent the OPC the inside story. Read more...

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A Message From the OPC to Egypt

@OPCofAmerica board member Jacqueline Albert-Simone is asking Egypt not to suppr
Fellow @OPCofAmerica board members are asking Egypt not to suppress press freedom. Will you do the same? #FreeAJStaff Read more...

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Press Freedom Letters

Egypt
Friday, 10 Jan 2014

Since December 29, 2013, authorities in Egypt have held three Al Jazeera journalists under detention allegedly for spreading falsehoods about the...

Egypt
Monday, 30 Dec 2013
The detention in Cairo of four journalists working for Al Jazeera English is a deplorable development and further evidence that Egypt's military...
Egypt
Thursday, 15 Aug 2013

It is not the role of the OPC to express opprobrium for the politics and policies at the heart of Egypts’s current roils. However, we are appalled...

United States
Thursday, 30 May 2013

Recent leak investigations, particularly the probes into Fox News and the Associated Press, have indeed overstepped the customary boundaries...

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

The OPC adds its voice to the chorus of disappointment and anger that has followed the news of the Justice Department's wholesale intrusion into...