Latest News Briefs

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

During the Annual Meeting Tuesday night, the OPC announced results of this year's election for the Board of Governors. Over the last month, members cast ballots to select 12 Active board members and two Associate board members.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Overseas Press Club of America

One year after the murder of photojournalist James Foley, Charles Sennott with The Ground Truth Project has written a piece that considers hard lessons learned about the freelancer's legacy, U.S. policy surrounding hostages and safety for journalists when working in hostile areas.

Saturday, 15 August 2015
Overseas Press Club of America

Rukmini Callimachi, a two-time OPC award winner and board member, has written chilling accounts of rape and slavery of women captured by the Islamic State, and explores how the organization uses sexual assault to recruit fighters and shame its enemies.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015
Overseas Press Club of America

In this video, 2014 Madeline Dane Ross Award winner Atish Saha, who shared the award with Jason Motlagh for “The Ghosts of Rana Plaza,” talks about his experience covering the tragic collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh in 2013.

Thursday, 23 July 2015
Overseas Press Club of America

On behalf of the entire OPC, I would like to extend a heartfelt Thank You to the members of the Nominating Committee.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Last spring, an email was sent to members calling for nominations of candidates for the 2015 board of governors’ election. Thanks to you and the nominating committee, we have a slate of 17 active members running for board seats, out of which 12 will be selected. In addition, four candidates are...

Monday, 20 July 2015
Overseas Press Club of America

Since the early days of the war in Afghanistan, the U.S. has touted education as one of its premier successes in the country, trumpeting impressive statistics about the number of schools built, girls enrolled, textbooks distributed, teachers trained, and dollars spent.

Monday, 15 June 2015
Overseas Press Club of America

Ben Taub, a recent M.A. graduate of Columbia Journalism School, and one of the OPC’s newest members, landed a major story for the June 1st issue of The New Yorker. His piece, “Journey to Jihad,” follows a radicalized teenager from Belgium to Syria and back. He won a 2015 Emanuel R....

Monday, 15 June 2015

An aging but exuberant group of correspondents who covered the Vietnam War gathered in old Saigon on the 40th anniversary of the war’s end on April 30 – but this reunion was different than the four previous ones, because for the first time the Vietnamese government officially recognized our...

Tuesday, 26 May 2015
Overseas Press Club of America

Over the last few years, the Chinese government under President Xi Jinping has stepped up a campaign against press freedom and civil society, jailing activists and critical voices while intimidating domestic and foreign media. On Monday, May 18, the OPC hosted a panel to explore the outlook for...