Latest News Briefs

Thursday, 03 May 2012
World Press Freedom Day

Every year, May 3rd is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.

Thursday, 26 April 2012
Ted Turner

Read what OPC Board member and Dateline editor Tim Ferguson said to this year's OPC President's Award recipient Ted Turner at the OPC Awards Dinner on Wednesday night.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

As Africa’s economies grow, an insidious attack on press freedom is under way. Independent African journalists covering the continent’s development are now frequently persecuted for critical reporting on the misuse of public finances, corruption and the activities of foreign investors.

Saturday, 14 April 2012
Magnum Foundation’s Emergency Fund will launch an initiative with Mother Jones t

Magnum Foundation’s Emergency Fund will launch an initiative with Mother Jones to feature the work of Magnum Foundation EF photographers.

Sunday, 08 April 2012
Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace, the CBS reporter who became one of the nation’s best-known broadcast journalists as an interrogator of the famous and infamous on “60 Minutes,” died on Saturday. He was 93 and had been an OPC member since 1979.

Tuesday, 03 April 2012
Ganden monastery in Mongolia.

OPC President David A. Andelman takes on Genghis Khan's land, with a journey on one of the world's most storied train lines

Friday, 30 March 2012

After being wrongly maligned as “assassins” in a Reuters news report last month, female ninjas in Iran may have found the pen momentarily mightier than the sword. But as Reuters discovered after correcting the report, the heavy hand of government can be even stronger in Iran.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Hetherington and Junger at the "Restrepo" premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Fes

The belief that Tim Hetherington didn't have to die in Libya has led Sebastian Junger to launch an organization providing freelance journalists with emergency medical training.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson, who has overseen the British Broadcasting Corporation’s television channels, radio stations and websites since 2004, will depart the public broadcaster later this year, he said Monday.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Scott Pelly, anchor of "CBS Evening News."
The anchor has assisted in pushing the network's 'Evening News' toward hard news, especially on foreign affairs and domestic economic distress. That offers promise it can escape the ratings cellar.