Latest News Briefs

Monday, 14 May 2012
From left: Dick Tofel and Paul Steiger

Paul E. Steiger will step down at the end of the year as the editor in chief and chief executive of ProPublica, the nonprofit investigative news organization that he started nearly five years ago.

Monday, 14 May 2012
Horst Faas

OPC member Horst Faas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning combat photographer who carved out new standards for covering war with a camera died May 10 in Munich. He was 79.

Tuesday, 08 May 2012
2001 OPC Scholar Melissa Chan

Melissa Chan, an OPC member and Al-Jazeera's sole English-language reporter in China, was effectively expelled from China on May 7 after officials denied a usually routine request to renew her journalist visa.

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.