Latest News Briefs

Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Roy Gutman

MediaGaggle asks: Can one foreign correspondent save a nation? Enter OPC member Roy Gutman, who exposed a network of concentration camps run by Bosnian Serbs, where Muslims were beaten, starved and often murdered. Some 5,000 to 6,000 lives were saved, after Gutman’s Pulitzer...

Friday, 16 April 2010

Luis Antonio Chévez Hernández became the sixth Honduran journalist tobe murdered in 2010 when he was shot to death this week in front of his house in the commercial capital of San Pedro Sula.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010
A bottlegger's stash in Peshwar, Pakistan.

Bootlegging is big business in Pakistan, where alcoholic products have been illegal since the 1970s. But OPC board member Adam Ellick, a New York Times video/print reporter, wrote in a dispatch from Peshawar that bootleggers are making big money while hiding “from the...

Tuesday, 13 April 2010
Candles at a memorial in front of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw.

OPC Executive Director Sonya Fry and Jaroslaw Wlodarczyk, president of the Press Club Polska in Warsaw, exchanged messages after Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and dozens of Polish officials were killed in an April 10 plane crash.

Monday, 12 April 2010
David Hoffman with his editors at the OPC Book Night in December 2009

OPC member David E. Hoffman of The Washington Post has just won a Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction for his book The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy [Doubleday, 2009]. The Pulitzer Prize Board said the book is “...

Monday, 12 April 2010
The New Yorker

The New Yorker reports this week on the OPC tchotchke party held at OPC board member Minky Worden and husband Gordon Crovitz on March 3 for the club's first ever Tchotchke Night. The idea was for members to show-and-tell knick-knacks collected during...

Monday, 12 April 2010
Hiro Muramoto
A Reuters television cameraman was shot dead on Saturday during a violent clash between Thai troops and anti-government protesters in Bangkok that killed 12 people.
Tuesday, 06 April 2010
An American helicopter shooting and killing a Reuters photographer and driver

The website released a graphic video showing an American helicopter shooting and killing a Reuters photographer and driver in a July 2007 attack in Baghdad.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Shahidul Alam

Just days after a photography show at the Drik Picture Library in Dhaka was shuttered by police the gallery’s managing director, Shahidul Alam, has received a death threat from a still unidentified man.

Friday, 26 March 2010
Kimberly Dozier

The Associated Press made a big hire today: CBS Middle East correspondent Kim Dozier has been named the news organization's new intelligence reporter, according to a staff memo obtained by POLITICO.