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Tuesday, 09 March 2010

The Danish newspaper Politiken apologized February 26 for offending Muslims by reprinting a cartoon of the Prophet Mudammad wearing a bomb-shaped turban.

Friday, 05 March 2010
Street art of startling high-precision brush strokes — as if poised to deliver a

OPC member Gergana Koleva visited Haiti in 2005 and has just published an essay for the online journal,, in which “I survey the current and future situation in Haiti through the prism of my experience growing up in socialist Bulgaria.”

Tuesday, 02 March 2010
Kapuściński relaxing in Warsaw, 1997

The Ryszard Kapuściński Award for literary reportage was established and announced last month, on the third anniversary of the author’s death, by the City of Warsaw and Poland’s largest daily newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza.

Thursday, 25 February 2010
Pietro Masturzo as the World Press Photo of the Year 2009

The international jury of the 53rd annual World Press Photo Contest has selected a photo by the Italian photographer Pietro Masturzo as the World Press Photo of the Year 2009. The picture depicts women shouting in protest from a rooftop in Tehran on 24 June.

Thursday, 25 February 2010
David Westin

ABC News announced on February 23 that it will reduce its staff by buyouts or layoffs if necessary. Employees said the cutbacks would affect 300 to 400 staffers, about 25 percent of its work force of about 1,500 people.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Committee to Protect Journalists

At least 71 journalists were killed across the globe in 2009, the Committee to Protect Journalists announced, the largest annual toll in the 30 years the group has been keeping track.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010
David Rohde

The New York Times' David Rohde, who wrote about his ordeal as a prisoner of the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan, is among the 13 winners of the George Polk Awards, announced Tuesday by Long Island University.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Christiane Amanpour

OPC member Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief international correspondent, commented on TV and print news when she was interviewed by Edward Lewine for the February 14 New York Times Magazine.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Guides to Cover and Cope

ICFJ has produced two online guides -- written in English and Spanish -- to help journalists better cover disasters and deal with traumatic situations. The "Disaster and Crisis Coverage" guide is designed to help journalists everywhere prepare for future disaster coverage. The Journalists and...

Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Nicolas Kristof

The Great Decisions in Foreign Policy television series, produced by the independent Foreign Policy Association, is now airing on PBS stations nationwide. Among many of the world leaders and newsmakers the series interviews is OPC member and New York Times columnist Nicolas...