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Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010
Journalist Joshua E. S. Phillips

It was journalist Joshua E. S. Phillips's fascination with the case of Juan Romagoza Arce and with human rights abuses in El Salvador in 1980, that led to his latest book, None of Us Were Like This Before: American Soldiers and Torture, in which he argues that we've all...

Thursday, 09 Dec 2010
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

The news has been dominated by the Wikileaks disclosure of classified State Department documents. In the name of free speech, defenders of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange have been mounting hacking attacks on those trying to disavow him. Should the OPC's Freedom of the Press...

Tuesday, 07 Dec 2010

The Overseas Press Club has added six new Online categories for its prestigious Overseas Press Club Awards competition for 2011. In an effort to capture the momentum and excitement generated by the Internet in the reporting and interpretation of international developments. Beginning...

Tuesday, 07 Dec 2010
Kristen Mulvihill and David Rohde

David Rohde, who survived a seven-month kidnapping and incarceration by the Taliban, writes the book, A Rope and a Prayer: A Kidnapping from Two Sides with his wife, Kristen Mulvihill. Together, they will be at the OPC on January 11 to speak about...

Tuesday, 07 Dec 2010
Mort Rosenblum with students and instructor from the International Reporting Pro

Once upon a time, in lands far, far away, American journalists actually lived in the countries they covered and understood local politics and culture. But in view of the massive retreat by many news organizations from covering the world, too many journalists these days sit in the home office and...

Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010
Mikhail Beketov

The committee’s attention this month has been dominated by two countries, Russia and the Philippines. And the three cases in Russia have all turned on the same story – the building of a highway through a forest in the Moscow suburb of Khimki.

Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010
Relatives and supporters of the 57 people, including seven family members of a p

Exactly a year ago today history's worst single massacre of journalists shook the Philippines: 32 journalists were killed in one brutal frenzy. Will the killers ever be punished?

Thursday, 18 Nov 2010

The OPC discussion was packed on November 17 with people curious about Tim Hetherington's and Sebastian Junger's year long tour with a platoon in the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan. What the audience experienced was not only a peek into the lives and times of...

Tuesday, 09 Nov 2010
Haley Sweetland Edwards with self-dubbed “puff-chic.”

Photographer Paul Stephens and I took three overnight trains over the course of four days last week. It was a personal record, and I’ve decided that by merely surviving the experience, I am now one of the world’s foremost experts on all things night train. So, listen up.

Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010
At the reception, from left: former OPC President Allan Dodds Frank, Alan Riding

Alan Riding mused at the OPC Book Night on October 26 that the secret to having "fabulous posts" and successive jobs in places like Paris, Rome, Rio de Janiero and Mexico City is that he was never anyone's boss, which enabled him to focus his efforts on writing and...