Latest News Briefs

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Since the financial meltdown began a year ago, journalism jobs have gone away at almost three times the rate jobs have disappeared in the general economy.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

The Far Eastern Economic Review, a 63-year-old magazine that in its prime rattled Asia's authoritarian power brokers with its rigorous reporting, will be shut in December.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

CNN's Chief International Correspondent and OPC member Christiane Amanpour will launch her new live global interview program, "Amanpour," September 21.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

The AFP reports that public trust in the US media is eroding and increasing numbers of Americans believe news coverage is inaccurate and biased, according to a study released on Monday.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

TV reporter Muntadhar al-Zeidi was released from prison September 15 after serving nine months for throwing his shoes at President Bush last December.

Thursday, 10 September 2009
Lubna Hussein

KHARTOUM: For wearing slacks in public, Sudanese journalist Lubna Hussein was convicted of public indecency September 7 and fined 500 Sudanese pounds (U.S.$209) or a month in jail.

Tuesday, 08 September 2009
Edie Lederer

OPC member Edie Lederer visited Horst Faas, also an OPC member, in Germany in July, and they started making plans for a reunion of Vietnam War correspondents in Ho Chi Minh City next year on April 30, the 35th anniversary of the end of that war. 

Monday, 07 September 2009
Lubna Hussein

The trial of Sudanese journalist Lubna Hussein on charges of wearing trousers in public was postponed until September, apparently to give judges time to decide whether her job as a U. N. media officer grants her immunity, the International Press Institute reported. She resigned...

Sunday, 06 September 2009

WASHINGTON: In a letter to AP President Tom Curley, an OPC member, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates called “appalling” the wire service’s distribution of a grisly photo of a U.S. Marine mortally wounded in Afghanistan taken by Julie Jacobson.

Friday, 04 September 2009
To mark the 60th anniversary of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club move from Shanghai to Hong Kong, the Club’s magazineThe Correspondent published remembrances from five former Club presidents in its May/June issue.