Press Freedom

National Press Club: Allow Journalists to Bring Protective Gear to Inauguration

January 20, 2021

WASHINGTON – Journalism leaders Michael Freedman, President of the National Press Club and Angela Greiling Keane, President of the National Press Club Journalism Institute issued the following statement on the discussion around how reporters and photographers may protect themselves while covering…

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Press Leaders Call for Probes Into Jan. 6 Attacks on Reporters

January 11, 2021

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2021--Leaders of the National Press Club and National Press Club Journalism Institute are calling for criminal investigations into those responsible for violence and threats against journalists during last week's attack on the U.S. Capitol.  "Journalists are witnesses and…

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News Leaders Call On China To Release Bloomberg’s Haze Fan

December 11, 2020

WASHINGTON, December 11 – Following is a statement from Michael Freedman, President of the National Press Club, and Angela Greiling Keane, President of the National Press Club Journalism Institute, on the detention by Chinese security services of Haze Fan who has worked for Bloomberg News in…

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National Press Club honors Maria Ressa with 2020 International Press Freedom Award

November 30, 2020

The National Press Club was proud to honor Maria Ressa, the executive editor of Rappler, with its International John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award at this year’s Fourth Estate Award Gala. Convicted in June on trumped-up charges of cyber libel in the Philippines, Ressa, who co-founded Rappler in 2012…

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Debra Tice, Mother of Journalist Austin Tice, Statement On Fox & Friends

November 21, 2020

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 – Today Debra Tice, the mother of Austin Tice, a journalist and Marine veteran being held in Syria appeared on the highly rated television program Fox & Friends and made the following statement in response to questions. “We are closer than we have ever been to having Austin…

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Club leaders denounce assault on Agency for Global Media

October 30, 2020

National Press Club leaders on Thursday, Oct. 29, denounced an attempt by the Trump administration to take away the independence of news outlets such as the Voice of America. Michael Pack, the chief of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, which oversees VoA, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and other…

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Press Leaders Decry Assault on Global Media Agency

October 29, 2020

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2020--National Press Club leaders denounced an attempt by the Trump administration to take away the independence of news outlets such as the Voice of America. Michael Pack, the chief of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, which oversees VoA, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and…

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Press Freedom Leaders to Louisville Police: Release Daily Caller Reporters

September 25, 2020

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2020--The following is a joint statement by Angela Greiling Keane, president of the National Press Club Journalism Institute, and Michael Freedman, president of the National Press Club, on the arrest Wednesday night and continued detention of two reporters for The Daily Caller…

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Press Club, Institute release statement on DOJ decision related to Al Jazeera filing under FARA

September 24, 2020

In response to the Justice Department’s order on Sept. 14 for a U.S.-based affiliate of Al Jazeera to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), National Press Club President Michael Freedman and National Press Club Journalism Institute President Angela Greiling Keane released the…

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