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  • Sean Astin speaks at the National Press Club

    October 27, 2014

    Sean Astin speaks at the National Press Club

    Award-winning actor, director, voice artist, producer, and radio show host Sean Astin comes to The National Press Club at 6:30 p.m. on October 27 to discuss his political radio show, "Vox Populi," as well as his career in the entertainment industry.

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  • NPC Luncheon with Scott Blackmun

    October 21, 2014

    NPC Luncheon with Scott Blackmun

    Scott Blackmun, chief executive officer of the U.S. Olympic Committee, spoke at a National Press Club luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

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  • NPC Luncheon with Thomas Perez

    October 20, 2014

    NPC Luncheon with Thomas Perez

    U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez spoke at a National Press Club luncheon on Oct. 20. Perez has been an advocate for boosting the minimum wage, and has been meeting with business leaders across the country to argue that higher wages can improve the economy.

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New & Noteworthy

  1. Janis Joplin's road manager takes audience back to the 1960s
  2. Actor and radio host Astin emphasizes preparation and research for public discourse
  3. National Press Club Mourns Loss of Ben Bradlee
  4. Olympic committee president calls preventing sexual abuse most important role
  5. Priest barred by Vatican sees change in Catholic Church through voices of lay people

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Inside the Club

  1. McCain to discuss his book, 'Thirteen Soldiers' Nov. 11, Veterans Day

    Senator John McCain will discuss and sign copies of his book "Thirteen Soldiers" at a Book Rap on Veterans Day Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 6:30 …

  2. Newsmaker event to analyze Latino vote in midterm elections Nov. 6

    LIBRE Executive Director Daniel Garza and Ben Domenech, publisher of The Federalist, will discuss the Latino vote in the 2014 midterm elections and its effect …

  3. Documentary on former Yugoslavia to screen Nov. 3

    The impact of the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia countries is still felt by the region’s youth, reported in a documentary from the Balkan …

  4. NIH leader to discuss Ebola at Luncheon Nov.21

    Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID),will discuss the Ebola outbreak at a National Press Club Luncheon on …

  5. Ethicist, pastor and activist Wallis to address Ferguson shooting Nov. 4

    Jim Wallis, ethicist, pastor and activist, who was arrested Oct. 13 in an act of civil disobedience in Ferguson, Missouri, will provide his perspective on …

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Freedom of the Press

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. National Press Club mourns death of photojournalist in Ukraine

    The National Press Club president expressed sadness on Thursday at news that a Russian photojournalist had been found dead in Ukraine. Andrei Stenin, who worked for the state-run Russian news agency Rossiya Segodnya, had been missing since Aug. 5. His employer said in a statement today that he was found dead in a car. The circumstances of his death are not completely clear.

  5. National Press Club statement calls Sotloff execution 'abhorrent'

    The National Press Club condemns the execution of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, who was being held by the terrorist organization Islamist State. Sotloff was a freelancer for Foreign Policy and Time magazine, among other outlets. He is thought to have been kidnapped in Syria by Islamic State fighters in August 2013. Sotloff was last seen in a video released Aug. 19 of the execution of American freelancer James Foley at the hands of an Islamic State militant.

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