Latest Press Freedom News

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.

China
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. 

Syria
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...

United States
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.

Egypt
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.

Egypt
Monday, 23 Jun 2014

The Overseas Press Club of America condemns the court rulings out of Cairo today. The sentences meted out to Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed of Al Jazeera are outrageous and based on unacceptable 

Egypt
Friday, 10 Jan 2014

Since December 29, 2013, authorities in Egypt have held three Al Jazeera journalists under detention allegedly for spreading falsehoods about the country and for being part of a terrorist organization. At the end of 2013, the Overseas Press Club...