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Thursday, 01 May 2014
Baher Mohammed's message to the world.

On April 29, social media began circulating a handwritten note by Baher Mohamed, one of the Al Jazeera journalists being held on terrorism charges by the Egyptian government. In the text smuggled out of prison, he thanks the worldwide movement agitating for his release and that...

Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014
Martin Wolf

Martin Wolf from the Financial Times won the 2013 Best Commentary Award. Here, he discusses his award-winning work in the Up Close video series that features OPC Award winners.

Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014
Jerome Delay

Jerome Delay won the 2013 John Faber Award for his work titled "Central African Republic Unrest." Here, he discusses his award-winning work in the Up Close series of videos with OPC Award winners.

Monday, 28 Apr 2014

Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the OPC 75th Annual Awards Dinner, April 24.

Friday, 25 Apr 2014
Rukmini Callimachi

AP’s Rukmini Callimachi won both the Hal Boyle and Bob Considine awards for her reporting on a trove of al-Qaida documents. Here, she discusses her award-winning work in the first in a series of videos with OPC Award winners.

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014
The first dinner of the OPC at the Park Lane Hotel in February, 1940.

News stories in 2013 included a military crackdown in Egypt, a terrorist attack on a shopping mall in Kenya, the death of a beauty queen in Mexico, and stories on the environment and iPhones. This year’s annual awards are particularly historic as they mark the 75th anniversary of the OPC....

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014
CBS correspondent Bob Simon, center, speaks to reporters after he and three coll

The OPC celebrates its 75th year as a Club in 2013. The Club also congratulates OPC President Award Winner Bob Simon, and says farewell to OPC Executive Director Sonya K. Fry who will retire after 20 years with the OPC.

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014

To mark the OPC's 75th anniversary, Dateline magazine has assembled a look-back through the decades with some of the best foreign correspondents and photographers in the business who have sent us their memories of the biggest stories of their respective eras. We've broken it down by...

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014
Roy Rowan and Claude Lievesay delivering relief supplies to villages in Central

"This is a ghost city," I cabled Life magazine's editors in New York on October 29, 1948. "Most of the government's troops are camped near the rail sidings waiting evacuation. In the heart of the metropolis freezing blasts whistle down the broad empty thoroughfares."

Thursday, 24 Apr 2014
Correspondents in 1957 at the Checkpoint Charlie crossing point from the America

When I arrived in Berlin in 1958 as the Associated Press bureau chief, the city was a smoldering flashpoint. Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev was attempting to force American, British and French forces out of the sectors assigned to them under the Potsdam Treaty.