National Press Club

  • Free Expression and Global Media
    Free Expression and Global Media

    March 24, 1992

    Mr. Rushdie spoke about free expression and freedom of the press. He discussed the problems he has encountered as a result of publishing his book, The Satanic Verses and announced that it will be printed in paperback form. He ended by fielding questions from the audience. Mr. Rushdie has made…

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  • Free Expression
    Free Expression

    March 24, 1992

    Prior to Mr. Schorr's speech, Ms. Townsend presented the Robert F. Kennedy awards for outstanding journalistic coverage of the disadvantaged. Mr. Schorr addressed the National Press Club luncheon as part of the forum entitled, "Free Expression and Global Media: Barriers and Boundaries."

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  • Investigating Drug Trafficking
    Investigating Drug Trafficking

    March 24, 1992

    The panel of journalists focused on investigating drug trafficking and terrorism.

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  • Reporting National Security Information
    Reporting National Security Information

    March 24, 1992

    The panel of journalists discussed the challenges involved in covering issues of national security.

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  • Heroes and Heroines in Free Expression
    Heroes and Heroines in Free Expression

    March 24, 1992

    The panel discussed role models, heroes, and heroines in perserving the freedom of expression.

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  • Investigating Human Rights Abuses
    Investigating Human Rights Abuses

    March 23, 1992

    This panel discussion was part of an international conference on free expression. It focused on media investigation of human rights violations around the world, and especially in Central and South America. They also discussed the dangers and difficulties involved in researching and reporting on abuses of human rights.

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  • Media Freedom in South Africa
    Media Freedom in South Africa

    March 23, 1992

    A panel of two black and two white journalists from South Africa. They debated the different coverage that each of their newspapers gives to stories in their nation. They also talk about recent political changes in South Africa and the ways in which journalism has been affected. The panel is…

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  • Free Expression Issues
    Free Expression Issues

    March 23, 1992

    This forum focused on journalism, freedom of speech and political cartoons. Mr. Trudeau led a panel of journalists and lawyers in a discussion of journalism and censorship.

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  • Exiled Haitian President Address
    Exiled Haitian President Address

    March 19, 1992

    Last September Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was ousted after a military coup. He was the first freely elected leader of Haiti. Last month he negotiated an agreement with Haiti's interim government that would have allowed him to return to power. The Haitian parliament, however, has indefinitely delayed the vote that…

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  • American Political System
    American Political System

    March 18, 1992

    Mr. Perot spoke to the National Press Club audience about his thoughts on the American political system. In response to questions, he indicated that if individuals working independently successfully file him as an independent candidate in all 50 states, he would run for president. This was Mr. Perot's third appearance…

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