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  • NPC Luncheon with Eric Holder

    February 17, 2015

    NPC Luncheon with Eric Holder

    Attorney General Eric Holder delivered remarks on criminal justice and sentencing reform at a National Press Club Speakers luncheon on Feb. 17, 2015.

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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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New & Noteworthy

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  4. Enter your best broadcast, print breaking news coverage in Club awards contest
  5. Attorney General Holder says federal prosecutors file fewer drug charges, pursue more serious offenders

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Inside the Club

  1. Journalism and Women Symposium hiring part-time operations director

    If you're looking for work, here's a vacancy: PART-­TIME OPERATIONS DIRECTOR AT JOURNALISM AND WOMEN SYMPOSIUM Application deadline: March 13, 2015 The Journalism and Women Symposium is seeking …

  2. National Press Club wants to see your best journalism in 2014 about the elderly

    Coverage of the problems of the elderly is becoming even more important as the nation’s population continues to age. The Joseph D. Ryle Award for Excellence …

  3. The Barefoot Lawyer: Memoirs of a Chinese political activist

    Chen Guangcheng will discuss and sign copies of his memoir “The Barefoot Lawyer: A Blind Man’s Fight for Justice and Freedom in China,” at a …

  4. Washington premiere of new documentary on toxic masculinity, Friday March 6

    The Washington, D.C. premiere of the new documentary, “The Mask You Live In,” followed by a Q&A with the film’s director will take place Friday, …

  5. WANTED: The best newsletter journalism from 2014

    If you’re a journalist who has done specialized coverage in newsletters about the law, environmental regulations, healthcare or other areas of special interest, the National …

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Freedom of the Press

  1. National Press Club to host news conference on Jason Rezaian case, March 12

    National Press Club president John Hughes will host a news conference to discuss developments in the case of Jason Rezaian, The Washington Post's Tehran bureau chief, who is currently being held in prison in Iran. Ali Rezaian, Jason Rezaian's brother, and Douglas Jehl, Foreign Editor of The Washington Post will describe the recent events in this case and the latest conditions for Jason and the prospects for his release.

  2. FOIA faster: National Press Club presents Sunshine Week event on March 16

    In commemoration of Sunshine Week, the National Press Club will offer reporters on March 16 a hands-on tutorial in getting faster and better results from Freedom of Information Act requests. Sunshine Week is a nationwide celebration of access to public information that occurs every March. The seminar, "FOIA Faster," will teach participants how to obtain government information more rapidly by using techniques that managers of hedge funds and energy analysts have been profiting from for decades.

  3. National Press Club urges members, guests to sign Rezaian petition

    The National Press Club has set up a station in its lobby dedicated to seeking freedom for the Washington Post's Jason Rezaian, who has been jailed in Iran since July. ``Everybody needs to sign the petition to free Jason,'' Club President John Hughes said. ``We join journalism organizations worldwide in raising our voice to say that no reporter should be jailed for doing his job.''

  4. National Press Club Applauds Bail for Al Jazeera Journalists

    The National Press Club applauded an Egypt judge's decision to grant bail to two Al Jazeera journalists, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, who have been held in jail for more than 400 days. "Bail for these two journalists is a positive sign that Egypt may be listening to voices around the world," National Press Club President John Hughes said. "Egypt must now move to permanently free these men who were jailed merely for doing their jobs."

  5. National Press Club expresses outrage at slaying of Japanese journalist

    The National Press Club deplored the slaying of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto and said the perpetrators must be brought to justice after Japanese authorities said Feb. 1 they believe a video depicting Islamic State militants killing Goto is authentic. Goto, who had been held hostage before his death, was a highly-regarded journalist known for compassionately recording the difficulties children and other civilians faced in war zones.

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