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.

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

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.

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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Paris Panel: The Hunting of Journalists in Syria

From left: Vivienne Walt, Michael Serrill, Fabio Bucciarelli, Jerome Delay, Jim

On a rainy evening in Paris, some 80 people gathered for an OPC sponsored forum on the dangers of working in war zones around the world. Read more...

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Writer Tries to Unlock Mystery of Bhutto's Killing

OPC members helped pack the house to listen to Heraldo Muñoz discuss the assassination of Benazir Bhutto as she was campaigning in Pakistan. Muñoz, a Chilean diplomat who was appointed by the U.N. to lead an international inquiry into Bhutto’s murder, was discussing his new book, Getting Away With Murder. Read more...

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Publishers Offload Liabilities Onto Independent Journalists

Gregory DL Morris

It is not uncommon for publishing companies that retain independent journalists to ask those reporters to sign copyrights agreements, often just a few paragraphs assigning rights and setting terms for the commission. But recently, those simple documents have taken an ominous turn. Read more...

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Video: Covering Syria Panel in London

The OPC and the Frontline Club held a panel discussion on covering Syria on November 19 in London. Watch the video of the event and see the Tweets on our Twitter handle. Read more...

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New Book on China From Audrey Topping

Audrey Ronning Topping recently published China Mission: A Personal History from the Last Imperial Dynasty to the People's Republic, an account of China as seen by three generations of her family. She discussed the book, which is previewed here, with Susan Kille. Photos 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...