National Press Club

Press Freedom Resources

The National Press Club supports press freedom and government transparency around the world. Check out these websites for more information on this important subject.

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press · Committee to Protect Journalists · Reporters Without Borders
National Freedom of Information Coalition · Sunshine Week · Office of Government Information Services


FOIA Letter to Senators Reid and McConnell

May 22, 2007

The Honorable Harry Reid
Majority Leader
United States Senate
S-221
Washington, DC 20510

The Honorable Mitch McConnell
Minority Leader
United States Senate
S-230
Washington, DC 20510

May 22, 2007

Dear Senator Reid and Senator McConnell:

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NPC Sends Letter of Concern to Putin

May 14, 2007

The National Press Club has sent a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin expressing the Club's concern about press freedom in Russia. The text of the letter follows:

Dear President Putin:

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Federal Shield Law

May 2, 2007

The National Press Club today joined more than 40 journalism organizations and media companies in endorsing a federal shield law that was introduced today in the House of Representatives.

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National Press Club Defends Subpoenaed Reporters

January 25, 2007

The National Press Club today announced its opposition to the U.S. Army's subpoenas of Oakland, Calif., freelance journalist Sarah Olson and Honolulu Star Bulletin reporter Gregg Kakesako.

The subpoenas call for the reporters to testify at the Feb. 5 court martial of Army Lt. Ehren Watada, who refused to deploy to Iraq and made several disparaging remarks about the conduct of the war. A petition calling for the dismissal of the subpoena has been posted on the web.

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National Press Club Backs C-SPAN's Call For A More Open Congress

January 3, 2007

The National Press Club today supported a call by C-SPAN for a more open U.S. House of Representatives.

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