National Press Club

New York Times reporter expelled from Kabul to speak at Newsmaker 2 p.m. Wednesday

August 25, 2014 | By Myron Belkind |

New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg, who was expelled from Kabul last week but whom the two presidential candidates said they would allow back into Afghanistan, will speak at a National Press Club Newsmaker news Conference at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the Zenger Room.

Rosenberg will discuss both his own situation and the outlook for Afghanistan.

He has been covering Afghanistan since 2008, first as the South Asia correspondent of The Wall Street Journal, and then for the Times, which he joined in November 2011. He also did a stint in Afghanistan in 2002, when he was a reporter for The Associated Press based in Nairobi.

The National Press Club issued statements last week first criticizing the expulsion by the Karzai government in Afghanistan and then welcoming the statements by the country's two presidential candidates, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, saying they would rescind the order.

Like all Newsmakers events, this news conference is free of charge and open to credentialed media and club members. No RSVP is required.

Contact: Myron Belkind, NPC president,