Press Freedom

Trump 'working very hard' to win Austin Tice release

March 20, 2020

                                      Freelance journalist Austin Tice has been missing in Syria for seven years.   President Donald Trump offered new optimism for the fate of freelance journalist Austin Tice Thursday, saying he is “working very hard with Syria” to win Tice’s release seven years…

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National Press Club and Journalism Institute Optimistic Over POTUS Statements On Austin Tice

March 19, 2020

The Following is a statement by National Press Club President Michael Freedman on the President's mention of Austin Tice in today's briefing: President Trump began today's press conference by calling on the Syrian government to "work with us" to free journalist Austin Tice. The National Press Club…

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NPC, NPCJI condemn China’s expulsion of U.S. journalists

March 17, 2020

The National Press Club and the National Press Club Journalism Institute condemn China’s decision to expel American journalists working for the United States’ biggest newspapers. “During this time of extraordinary international uncertainty and fear about the spread and ramifications of the…

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U.S. press leaders to China: Rethink expelling journalists

February 19, 2020

The National Press Club and the National Press Club Journalism Institute urged the Chinese government yesterday to reconsider a plan to expel three Wall Street Journal reporters from China.  China has ordered Josh Chin, the paper’s deputy bureau chief in China, and reporters Chao Deng and Philip…

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Bloomberg campaign answers press freedom questionnaire

January 30, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg wants the next U.S. president to be a “firm and outspoken champion” of the news media, is skeptical about the need for a federal media shield law and vows to restore regular press briefings to the White House. In a series of responses to a press…

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Joint Statement regarding Brazilian charges against journalist Glenn Greenwald

January 22, 2020

The National Press Club and National Press Club Journalism Institute issued the following joint statement this morning in response to criminal charges filed by the Brazilian government against American journalist Glenn Greenwald of The Intercept Brazil: “The National Press Club and the NPC…

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Club, Institute Issue joint statement supporting CNN reporter

January 21, 2020

The National Press Club and National Press Club Journalism Institute issued the following joint statement this morning in support of CNN congressional correspondent Manu Raju, in response to an incident that took place Thursday involving the reporter and Sen. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, in the halls…

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National Press Club and National Press Club Journalism Institute Issue Joint Statement in support of CNN Reporter Manu Raju

January 17, 2020

The National Press Club and National Press Club Journalism Institute issued the following joint statement this morning in support of CNN congressional correspondent Manu Raju, in response to an incident that took place Thursday, January 16 involving the reporter and Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) in…

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National Press Club Named to The Washington Post's Press Freedom Partnership

January 6, 2020

The Washington Post announced today that the National Press Club would be one of two organizations added this year to its Press Freedom Partnership, an ongoing initiative that aims to highlight organizations working vigilantly to promote press freedom and raise awareness of the rights of…

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Ethiopian journalist to discuss press freedom tonight

November 25, 2019

Eskinder Nega, an Ethiopian journalist imprisoned repeatedly for his reporting, will talk about press freedom in his country and around the world at the National Press Club on Dec. 9 at 6 pm. The event is jointly sponsored by the Club and its nonprofit affiliate National Press Club Journalism…

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