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Friday, 18 Apr 2014
The 2005 IWMF Courage Awardees from left: Shahla Sherkat, Sumi Khan, Anja Niedri

When my anger at the killing of Anja Niedringhaus reached near boiling point, I kept saying to myself, Anja died doing what she loved best, being on assignment in one of the world's hotspots covering a very important story, and that's something to hold on to. Yet the outrage...

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014

Gregory Feifer, author of Russians: The People Behind the Power, spoke about his new book March 31 at the OPC. He  said Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine and seize Crimea was designed to make him look tough at the expense of the...

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014

Former OPC President John Corporon (1996-1998) is the uncle of William Corporon and great-uncle of 14 year old Reat Underwood who were shot and killed in Overland Park, Kansas, on Sunday. Reat was practicing...

Friday, 04 Apr 2014
Anja Niedringhaus, left, and Kathy Gannon

Anja Niedringhaus, 48, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer was killed and Kathy Gannon, 60, a reporter and OPC member was injured in a shooting in Khost Province in eastern Afghanistan. Gannon for ...

Tuesday, 01 Apr 2014
Martin Lee, left, and Anson Chan

Seventeen years after the Chinese reclaimed Hong Kong from Britain, it is becoming clear that the Chinese are tightening the screws on democracy in Hong Kong, which means freedom of the press is in harm’s way, two leading Hong Kong political figures told a gathering at the Asia Society on March...

Friday, 28 Mar 2014
Patricia Kranz

The Board of Governors of the OPC has appointed Patricia Kranz, a longtime overseas correspondent and editor, as its new Executive Director. Kranz will assume her new post upon the retirement of Executive Director Sonya Fry in May.

Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014
From left: OPC Executive Director Sonya K. Fry, Serrill, Lederer and interlocuto

It was an early morning for those who attended the 7:30 breakfast on March 11 at Bloomberg's midtown headquarters on the 28th floor. Fueled by coffee, breakfast staples and plenty of good cheer, 90 people saluted the OPC's 75th Anniversary and Fay Gillis Wells Award recipient, Edith Lederer....

Friday, 14 Mar 2014
Michael Serrill and Edith Lederer

OPC Member and long-time AP correspondent Edith Lederer accepted the Fay Gillis Wells Award at a breakfast at Bloomberg LP in New York on March 11. Event Recap |

Thursday, 13 Mar 2014
Nizar Manek

Nizar Manek, a 2012 OPC scholar, received an e-mail on the morning of January 23 from the editor of the English edition of Le Monde Diplomatique asking him to file a short piece reflecting on the Egyptian revolution and its anniversary two days away. He wrote back "...

Thursday, 13 Mar 2014
2014 Scholars from left: Left to right, Derek Kravitz, Maddy Crowell,  Sam Kimba

Following is a list of the 2014 scholarship and fellowship recipients, affiliations, prize received, presenter and description of the winning application. Winners emerged from 175 applicants from 65 colleges and universities from eight countries.