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Wednesday, 04 May 2011
"Arab spring" uprisings

Journalists covering the ongoing "Arab spring" uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East face a daunting challenge. By the count of the CPJ, more than 450 reporters, photographers and broadcasters have been attacked, and 12 have been killed. Dozens have been arrested, and many have been...

Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011
Members of Second Platoon wait at Outpost Restrepo during a lull in fighting. Ko

Once again, OPC award entries came in from reporters and photographers deployed across the globe. And once again, they demonstrated bravery, integrity and professionalism, in some cases risking all to do their jobs....

Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011
David A. Andelman

This year has so far been a fraught four months for America's foreign correspondents around the globe. We are here to celebrate the accomplishments of last year, but looking back we must also look forward. Next year at this time we will no doubt be rewarding reportage and commentary from Cairo...

Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011
Bill Keller, executive editor of The New York Times

It is just days after four New York Times journalists walked out of captivity in Libya, and Bill Keller, executive editor of The New York Times's relief is audible in his voice. Indeed, he sounds almost giddy as he discusses foreign correspondence, present, past and future.

Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011
Photojournalists Guy Martin, left, and Dominic Nahr take cover behind a wall as

A former journalism teacher in Cairo had a front row seat to the uprising as his former students gave him daily, sometimes hourly, updates from Tahrir Square via their phones and computers.

Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011
Ed Ou, 2007 Scholar, was in Cairo shooting for The New York Times in January. He

The OPC Foundation offers 12, $2000 scholarships annually to college students who aspire to become foreign correspondents. Here are updates on a few of our recent winners.

Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011
Sri Lankan demonstrators protest the disappearance of cartoonist and columnist P

What impresses the members of the OPC's press-freedom committee is the day-in, day-out commitment, the physical bravery of reporters and editors in countries where earthquakes seldom happen and governments are at least technically legitimate. By showing the courage to turn up each morning they...

Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011
Tim Hetherington, left, Chris Hondros

The OPC and the community of global journalists have lost two great friends, brilliant photographers and fearless professionals. Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, who died covering the conflict in Misurata, Libya, were chronicling the latest in a succession of...

Wednesday, 06 Apr 2011
From left, former OPC Presidents: Larry Smith, Dick Stolley, Allan Dodds Frank,

Seven OPC Presidents and fans of Roy Rowan gathered on Tuesday, April 5, to celebrate his latest book Never Too Late, which relays history and his ingredients for making a happy, well-rounded life. Watch videos from the event.

Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011
Before the event, from left: Allan Dodds Frank, Nadia Al-Sakkaf, Felice Friedson

A member of the audience during the conversation about women in media in the Middle East wanted to compare the government possibilities in Egypt to Yemen, but Nadia Al-Sakkaf, Editor-in-Chief of The Yemen Times stopped that comparison cold. "These are different...