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  • NPC Luncheon with Cheryl LaFleur

    January 27, 2015

    NPC Luncheon with Cheryl LaFleur

    Cheryl LaFleur, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, discussed her agency’s role in the Obama administration’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants at a National Press Club luncheon Jan. 27, 2015.

    LaFleur, chairman of the commission since July 2014, also addressed the nation’s increasing dependence on natural…

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  • NPC Panel: Crackdown on press freedom in Turkey

    January 27, 2015

    NPC Panel: Crackdown on press freedom in Turkey

    The administration of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and underlying attitudes of Turkish society are the sources of journalists’ restrictions, harassment and arrests in Turkey, panelists at an NPC's Freedom of the Press Committee event said Jan. 27 at the National Press Club.

    Video kindly provided by Haykaram Nahapetyan.

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  • John Hughes inaugural address

    January 24, 2015

    John Hughes inaugural address

    108th NPC president John Hughes delivers his inaugural address on Jan. 24, 2015.

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New & Noteworthy

  1. National Press Club members, families, friends visit Istanbul
  2. Chief energy regulator lays out FERC’s Clean Power Plan role at Press Club Luncheon
  3. Black journalists rue media reports of violence, urge political organization
  4. Panel tells Club audience national security can co-exist with government transparency
  5. 108th Press Club President Hughes pledges support for press freedom, new media

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Inside the Club

  1. Take Twitter to the next level with Journalism Institute class, Friday, Feb. 6 at 9:30 a.m.

    The National Press Club Journalism Institute plans to hold an intermediate training on how journalists can take Twitter to the next level on Friday, Feb.6 …

  2. Attorney General Holder plans to address criminal justice, sentencing reform, Feb. 17

    Attorney General Eric Holder plans to deliver remarks on criminal justice and sentencing reform at a National Press Club Luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 17. Lunch …

  3. Journalism Institute, Poynter Institute plan forum on fact checking, Tues, Feb. 10 at noon

    Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute and the Poynter Institute on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at noon for a forum and review of PunditFact, the …

  4. This Week in Press Club History: Chief Justice Warren administers oath to Club president

    This week in National Press Club History: Jan. 26, 1915: Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan makes the first transcontinental phone call for the …

  5. Panel to celebrate Black History Month by discussing pioneers of the black press Feb. 25

    In honor of Black History Month, the Book and Author Committee will host a discussion of pioneers of the black press Wednesday, Feb. 25, from …

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Freedom of the Press

  1. National Press Club urges Iran to release jailed Washington Post journalist

    The National Press Club calls on Iranian leaders to immediately release Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, who has been detained for more than six months with unknown charges against him. "This confinement must end," NPC President John Hughes said. "It is sickening that Iran would jail a journalist who was only trying to inform the world fairly and impartially about happenings in the country."

  2. Press Freedom panel on Turkey explores government control, acceptance of censorship

    The administration of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and underlying attitudes of Turkish society are the sources of journalists’ restrictions, harassment and arrests in Turkey, panelists at an NPC's Freedom of the Press Committee event said Jan. 27 at the National Press Club. Sevgi Akarcesme, columnist for Zaman Daily, a Turkish paper, called Turkey an “arbitrocacy,” under the Erdogan regime.

  3. National Press Club to examine crackdown on press in Turkey Jan 27

    In the wake of the Turkish government’s December arrests of a large number of opposition journalists and media executives, the National Press Club’s Freedom of the Press Committee is convening a panel to examine repression of the media in Turkey. The event will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the club’s conference rooms. Attendance is free for club members and costs $5 for non-members. Register here.

  4. National Press Club president urges Egypt to free jailed journalists

    National Press Club President Myron Belkind, on his last day in office as the Club’s 107th president, appealed Jan. 15 to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to free three Al Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt since December 2013. “President El-Sisi, I appeal to you to free these three journalists, who insist they were only carrying out their professional responsibilities as journalists when they were imprisoned on charges of supporting terrorism,” Belkind said.

  5. "I am Charlie” remembrance at NPC this week

    The National Press Club will honor the victims of the terrorist attack on the office of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris Jan. 7 with a minute of silence at the start of every Club event this week. “We have a very full week of events, including committee meetings, Newsmakers, a luncheon, and other programs leading up to the annual general meeting, and I would like to ask each event chair to request everyone to stand for a minute’s silence to remember the victims' contributions to journalism and to freedom of the press,” said Club President Myron Belkind.

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