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Monday, 20 Sep 2010

Gary Sick asked Scott Peterson what Americans missed by not being in Iran during and after the election in 2009. Peterson said everything: feeling, tasting, eating. Everything between the elections of 2004 and 2009 had changed in Iran. Peterson had the benefit...

Friday, 10 Sep 2010
Jim Laurie, far right, in December 2009 with students from Hong Kong.

One of the great pleasures and privileges of serving as President of the OPC is enjoying the opportunities to meet journalists from abroad. So when the State Department invited me to talk with 20 newspaper and broadcast editors and reporters and journalism professors from abroad, it was an...

Friday, 10 Sep 2010
DON'T VOTE It Just Encourages the Bastards

P.J. O’Rourke and Chris Buckley will team up to discuss O'Rourke's latest book: DON'T VOTE It Just Encourages the Bastards. Join us for a unique program and perhaps even words of wisdom on Monday, September 27 at 6 p.m. for a reception...

Friday, 10 Sep 2010
Let the Swords Encircle Me: Iran – A Journey Behind the Headlines

Scott Peterson, one of the most well traveled and experienced foreign correspondents of his generation, will speak about his new book, Let the Swords Encircle Me: Iran – A Journey Behind the Headlines. Join us for the Scott Peterson Book Night with Gary Sick...

Friday, 03 Sep 2010
Microsoft OneNote

The New York Microsoft office held a special session for OPC members for digital tools like OneNote 2010 and the Capturx digital pen and notebook that might help reporters get their jobs done more effectively.

Friday, 03 Sep 2010
Government Information Office Minister Johnny Chiang

Johnny Chi-Chen Chiang, Taiwan’s information minister, addressed guests at a luncheon sponsored by the OPC and the Carnegie Council by saying trade is Taiwan’s lifeline “so we cannot allow ourselves to become economically marginalized.”

Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010
David A. Andelman, President

Perhaps the only promise I can make over the next two years of my tenure as president of the OPC, is that the  challenges we face as foreign correspondents will only become more intense, more pressing and more vital to our survival and that of our society. See the...

Monday, 23 Aug 2010
Ruth Gruber

A documentary on Ruth Gruber, appropriately titled "Ahead of Time," will open in New York City and Los Angeles in September. Gruber -- foreign correspondent, author, photojournalist and OPC member -- was honored with the OPC Fay Gillis Wells Award in 2009.

Wednesday, 14 Jul 2010
Pakistan's Slippery Censorship Slope

When it comes to determining what is appropriate for a free press to report and publish, government regulation by any name is censorship. And censorship, especially in a democracy, is a slippery slope indeed. This would appear to be the path the Pakistani government is tracing with its efforts...

Friday, 25 Jun 2010
Jim Michaels

Jim Michaels came to the OPC to discuss his latest book, A Chance in Hell: The Men Who Triumphed Over Iraq’s Deadliest City and Turned the Tide of War. Michaels said that Colonel Sean MacFarland even at West Point where he “didn’t fit in and didn’t impress superiors.”...