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Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015

NEW YORK, New York – November 11, 2015 – The Overseas Press Club of America welcomes the release of Egyptian journalist Hossam Bahgat from military custody but remains deeply alarmed by his detention, part of a persistent pattern of...

Monday, 27 Jul 2015

NEW YORK, New York – July 27, 2015 – The Overseas Press Club of America today condemned the Malaysian government’s decision to suspend two publications for their reporting about allegations that Prime Minister Najib Razak misappropriated...

Wednesday, 07 Jan 2015

NEW YORK, New York – January 7, 2015 – The Overseas Press Club of America condemned the attack this morning that killed 12 people including nine journalists at the satirical Charlie Hebdo publication in Paris.

Thursday, 18 Sep 2014

NEW YORK, New York – Sept.18, 2014--The Overseas Press Club of America abhors the video released by the Islamic State featuring a captive British journalist as some kind of spokesman.

Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014

NEW YORK, New York –Sept. 16, 2014-- For more than 75 years, Overseas Press Club members have reported news from China and Hong Kong, advancing the world’s understanding of China.

But within the past year, conditions for...

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014

Generations of journalists have reported from war zones, recognizing the dangers of bearing witness from battlefields. The conflagration that started in Syria has increased these dangers as journalists now are kidnapped by extremist groups and...

Thursday, 28 Aug 2014

United Nations Correspondents Association has issued a statement on press freedom following a recent surge of violence against journalists. UNCA President Pamela Falk is a member of the OPC. 

Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014

At the OPC's annual dinner honoring the best in international journalism in April, we gave over the podium for our candle lighting ceremony to Diane Foley, whose son, James, a reporter, photographer and video journalist, had disappeared in...

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Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014

The Overseas Press Club of America most strenuously protests the treatment of journalists at the hands of local law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri.

Thursday, 26 Jun 2014

The International Press Institute has joined a chorus of voices condemning Egypt's lengthy prison sentences against three Al Jazeera journalists.