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Friday, October 9, 2015 - 2:34pm

The risks facing journalists covering conflict, crime and corruption around the world have never been greater. And there have never been more news organizations focused on the quest to keep them safe. On Sept. 30 a group of more than 50 people representing reporters and media non-profits gathered at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism to review what has become a worldwide push to establish protocols for reporting from conflict zones.

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 2:07pm

As a young freelancer bumming around the world, I quickly discovered the power of a piece of paper with a seal on it to get access, cross checkpoints, or sometimes even cross borders. I recall how embassy staff in Riga would reproduce “official” visa stamps using the wet edge of a sliced potato.

Overseas Press Club of America
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 10:11am

Greece hovered on the brink of chaos this summer as the country seemed likely to default on its international loans and banks began to close. Amid prolonged bailout negotiations, Eurozone meetings and endless economic minutia, reporters covering the crisis strived to humanize its impact. On Oct. 7, the OPC and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism hosted a forum with three veteran reporters to discuss how to pull compelling narratives out of this knotty story.

Overseas Press Club of America
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 9:36pm

NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2015 -- A foundation honoring the memory of murdered freelance journalist Steven J. Sotloff and four major U.S. television news networks signed onto the Global Safety Principles and Practices at a meeting at the Columbia School of Journalism in New York on September 30th and October 1st.

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 3:10pm

Do you know any champions against censorship who deserve recognition? How about a courageous, high-impact and determined journalist who exposes censorship and threats to free expression?

The Index on Censorship is calling for nominations for the 2016 Freedom of Expression Awards to "call attention to some of the world’s bravest journalists, artists, campaigners and digital activists."

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:30pm

On Thursday, Oct. 1, the OPC hosted a panel with Emmy-winning Firestone and the Warlord filmmakers Jonathan Jones and Marcela Gaviria. Attendees saw clips from the film and heard behind-the-scenes insights from the filmmakers. 

Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 2:03pm

Chinese dissident Wu’er Kaixi told attendees at an OPC event that Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit with President Barack Obama signals support for a brutal regime. In terms of human rights, brutality and oppression, he said, China is at its lowest point since Mao Zedong’s rule during the Cultural Revolution.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 12:35pm

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has pardoned two Canadian Al Jazeera journalists, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, as part of 100 pardons granted as part of the Eid al-Adha holiday.

Overseas Press Club of America
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 11:01am

Wang Xiaolu, a reporter for the business magazine Caijing, was one of many people arrested in August for allegations of “spreading rumors" over the Internet.