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.

OPC Wishes George Bookman a Happy 100th

George Bookman, who joined the OPC in 1958 as a financial reporter for Time magazine, turned 100 today, Monday, Dec. 22. He celebrated the landmark during the preceding weekend with family and friends in Seattle, where he moved last year to be close to his son. The OPC was among those who sent best wishes. Read more...

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Video: Breakfast Panel With Control Risks on Story Lines for 2015

Overseas Press Club of America

The OPC and global risk consultancy Controls Risks hosted a breakfast panel this week to provide an expert view on geopolitical challenges that may emerge in 2015. We have posted a video of the entire panel on our Youtube channel, along with a couple of short clips that may be of particular interest. Read more...

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Reporters Without Borders Releases Grim Report for 2014

Overseas Press Club of America

This year saw an escalation of violence and threats to journalists around the world, and the numbers are chilling. In a year-end report from Reporters Without Borders, 66 journalists were killed, 119 kidnapped, and 178 imprisoned over the last year. Read more...

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OPC Members' Mementos on Display in Art Exhibit

Press credentials, reporting notes, business cards and other mementos contributed by OPC members and other war-zone journalists are key elements in an art installation exploring memories of conflict. The exhibit, “Eyes on the Ground – Journals of War,” is on display through Jan. 2. Read more...

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Remembering OPC Award Winner Michel du Cille

Overseas Press Club of America

Michel du Cille, a 58-year-old Washington Post photojournalist, winner of the OPC’s John Faber award in 2000 and a three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, diedWashington Post photojournalist and a three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, died Dec. 11 while on assignment in Liberia. Marty Baron, executive editor of The Post, said du Cille suffered a heart attack and collapsed during a hike from a village where he had been covering the Ebola crisis. Read more...

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