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  • NPC Luncheon with Dr. Anthony Fauci

    November 21, 2014

    NPC Luncheon with Dr. Anthony Fauci

    Anthony Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), focused on the Ebola outbreak at a National Press Club speaker luncheon on November 21, 2014. One of the world's leading experts in his field, Dr. Fauci has been swamped with requests by the media, medical…

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  • NPC International Cultural Evening

    November 19, 2014

    NPC International Cultural Evening

    The National Press Club hosted an International Cultural Evening on November 19, 2014.

    Cultural performances featured the time-honored Chinese Lion Dance, traditional Punjabi folk dances, energetic steel drummers from Trinidad and Tobago, a graceful Asian Dance, the lively South American Bachata Congress and spirited Ethiopian musicians and dancers.

    South African Ambassador Ebrahim…

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  • NPC Luncheon with Allison Macfarlane

    November 17, 2014

    NPC Luncheon with Allison Macfarlane

    Allison Macfarlane, chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, spoke about assuring the continued safe operation of the nation’s more than 100 nuclear power plants at a National Press Club luncheon on November 17, 2014.

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New & Noteworthy

  1. Schumer says Democrats should "embrace government"
  2. Focus fight against Ebola in Africa, Fauci tells Club Luncheon
  3. Life of political reporter and educator Mike Shanahan to be celebrated Dec. 6
  4. Vietnam still casts shadow over U.S. foreign policy, Kalb says
  5. Club's 37th annual book fair draws more than 100 authors

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Inside the Club

  1. This Week in National Press Club History

    Nov. 26, 2012: The Club honors Nelson Mandela with a program, Life, Legacy and Values of Nelson Mandela, in conjunction with the South African Embassy. …

  2. Eat, Drink and Be Merry at the Reliable Source holiday buffet, Dec. 11

    Members and their guests are invited to attend the annual holiday buffet and jazz night Dec. 11. The event will feature the return of the Great …

  3. Sen. Charles Schumer to discuss the 2016 path forward for Democrats

    New York Sen. Charles Schumer, the third ranking Democrat in the Senate, will diagnose what went wrong for Democrats in the 2014 election and what …

  4. Is college worth it? UVA President Teresa Sullivan answers at Dec. 1 Luncheon

    University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan will discuss the relationship between higher education and the evolving labor market at a Club Luncheon on Monday, Dec. …

  5. Photographers invited to enter international contest

    An international news and sports photography contest, the Istanbul Photo Awards, organized by the Anadolu Agency, is now accepting entries. Photographers are invited to enter in …

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Freedom of the Press

  1. Post publishes Letter to Editor from NPC president urging release of journalists

    The Washington Post published the following letter from Myron Belkind, president of the National Press Club, on Oct. 31: “Glossing over repression” (an Oct. 29 editorial in the Washington Post) lamented “the elimination of a once-robust free press” in Egypt. The National Press Club is deeply concerned about the continued imprisonment in Egypt of media professionals, including three Al Jazeera journalists who have been sentenced to prison terms ranging from seven to 10 years for carrying out their duties.

  2. Press Club welcomes statements urging end to impunity in the murder of journalists

    The National Press Club on Nov. 3 warmly welcomed recent calls by the White House and the United Nations to end the widespread impunity that has been the response to the murder of hundreds of journalists around the world. Since 1992, 632 journalists have been murdered with complete impunity, according to the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists. Murder constitutes nearly 70 percent of work-related deaths for journalists, with local reporters making up 96 percent of those deaths, CPJ said.

  3. National Press Club joins petition urging protection for digital reporting

    The National Press Club has joined some 7,000 media organizations, journalists and other individuals in calling on President Barack Obama to protect what the campaign calls the “Right to Report in the Digital Age.” In backing the petition, the NPC has argued that surveillance, intimidation, and restrictions on journalists threaten to undermine their ability to gather and report the news.

  4. National Press Club deplores Islamic State murders of journalists

    The National Press Club expressed outrage Tuesday at reports that the Islamic State militant group has killed a second journalist, the second in two days. According to Reporters Without Borders, Mohanad Al-Aqidi, the Sada news agency’s Mosul correspondent, was murdered Oct. 13 by several gun shots to the head. Two days before, the Islamic State had publicly beheaded Raad Mohamed Al-Azaoui, a cameraman for Sama Salah Aldeen TV, in Samara.

  5. Egyptian reporter, National Press Club urge release of Cairo's jailed journalists

    A reporter whom Egyptian authorities had imprisoned without charge for 10 months has issued a video statement at the National Press Club urging the government in Cairo to release at least 11 other journalists who are still in jail. Abdullah Elshamy, a reporter for Al Jazeera Arabic, was imprisoned from August 2013 until June 2014. During his incarceration, he was on a hunger strike for about half a year, and he lost about a third of his body weight.

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