Latest News Briefs

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.
Monday, 19 March 2012
Syrian activist Jasmine accepted the prize on behalf of activists inside the cou

Syrian citizen journalists and activists were awarded the 2012 Reporters Without Borders Netizen Prize sponsored by Google.

Monday, 19 March 2012
Turkish Journalist Nedim Sener, left, immediately after he was freed from prison

“He reiterated his call for justice for his friend, Hrant Dink, and said that tomorrow he planned to take his daughter to school,” IPI’s Steven Ellis said.