Press Freedom

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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Press freedom leaders implore law-enforcement agencies to halt attacks on journalists

September 21, 2020

As our nation continues to struggle with the enormous impact of a global pandemic, and an outcry for racial equity and social justice, Americans are more reliant than ever on journalists to gather, sort and report the news with accuracy and fairness. Yet, in a growing and alarming pattern,…

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Statement On DOJ Decision Related To Al Jazeera Filing Under FARA

September 18, 2020

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 – In response to the Justice Department’s Monday order 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…

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U.S. Press Freedom leaders implore law enforcement agencies across America to halt alarming pattern of attacks on journalists

September 16, 2020

As our nation continues to struggle with the enormous impact of a global pandemic and an outcry for racial equity and social justice, Americans are more reliant than ever on journalists to gather, sort and report the news with accuracy and fairness.       “Reporters are witnesses,” said National…

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National Press Club leaders call for continued funding for Stars and Stripes newspaper

September 8, 2020

The heads of the National Press Club and the National Press Club Journalism Institute called Tuesday for continued funding for the Stars & Stripes newspaper, and said Defense Department officials should ensure financial support for the news organization. The Trump administration suddenly…

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U.S. press leaders to Zimbabwe: Free jailed journalist

August 28, 2020

The leaders of the National Press Club and the National Press Club Journalism Institute have called on authorities in Zimbabwe to release Hopewell Chin’ono, an award-winning journalist who has been jailed on trumped-up charges and held in reportedly inhumane conditions, Chin’ono has won the CNN-…

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National Press Club Honors Linda Tirado With Press Freedom Award

August 20, 2020

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2020--The National Press Club is honoring Linda Tirado, an author and freelance photographer, with a 2020 John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award, Club leaders announced Wednesday. Tirado was taking pictures of a street protest in Minneapolis on May 30 when a policeman’s foam bullet…

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Release Al Jazeera Journalist Jailed Years Without Trial, Say U.S. Press Leaders

August 12, 2020

WASHINGTON — Authorities in Egypt must promptly free Mahmoud Hussein, an Al Jazeera producer who has been detained without trial for more than three and a half years, leaders of the National Press Club and the National Press Club Journalism Institute said.  Hussein, an Egyptian who works for the Al…

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National Press Club, Journalism Institute Condemn Hong Kong Crackdown

August 11, 2020

WASHINGTON, August 11--Leaders of the National Press Club and the National Press Club Journalism Institute condemn China’s crackdown on the press in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police arrested on Monday at least eight journalists, including media tycoon and activist Jimmy Lai, and raided his newsroom in…

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