Press Freedom

Maria Ressa to be honored with National Press Club's 2020 international Press Freedom Award

June 26, 2020

  Maria Ressa, executive editor of Rappler, winner of the National Press Club's international 2020 John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award. Photo: LeAnne Jazul/Rappler The National Press Club has selected Maria Ressa, a fearless journalist convicted in the Philippines on trumped-up charges of cyber…

Read More

National Press Club and NPC Journalism Institute Statement on U.S. Agency for Global Media

June 20, 2020

The following is a joint statement from National Press Club President Michael Freedman and National Press Club Journalism Institute President Angela Greiling Keane on the decision by Michael Pack, the new chief executive of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, to dismiss the heads of the agency’s…

Read More

National Press Club, Journalism Institute speak out against wrongful conviction of journalist Maria Ressa

June 15, 2020

The following is a statement from National Press Club President Michael Freedman and National Press Club Journalism Institute President Angela Greiling Keane on the conviction yesterday in a Manila, Phllippines, court of Maria Ressa, executive editor of Rappler: "We are deeply concerned and…

Read More

National Press Club and NPC Journalism Institute back journalists covering protests, denounce arrests and assaults

May 31, 2020

The National Press Club and its Journalism Institute stand in support of all the journalists who have been injured, arrested or come under attack while covering the protests over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.  Journalists have been assaulted by protesters for simply…

Read More

Arrests of CNN journalists in Minneapolis denounced by National Press Club & Journalism Institute

May 29, 2020

The National Press Club and the National Press Club Journalism Institute condemn the early morning arrests of CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez and his production team, who were taken into custody just after 5 a.m. local time, while live on the air. They were released more than an hour later, after …

Read More

National Press Club and Its Journalism Institute to Mark World Press Freedom Day

May 1, 2020

Amid a worldwide fight against the novel coronavirus, the National Press Club and the National Press Club Journalism Institute are joining people around the globe to commemorate World Press Freedom Day on May 3. The motto for this year’s 27th World Press Freedom Day, organized by UNESCO, is "…

Read More

National Press Club and Journalism Institute support VOA and its journalism

April 16, 2020

The National Press Club and the National Press Club Journalism Institute stand with Voice of America and its director, Amanda Bennett, against unsupported criticism by the White House of its coronavirus coverage. Bennett is a highly respected journalist who has been a staunch advocate of the…

Read More

Press Club Leaders Urge Justice for Danny Pearl

April 2, 2020

WASHINGTON, April 3--The National Press Club and the National Press Club Journalism Institute urged Pakistani courts to reconsider a ruling that would lessen the sentence of a man convicted of masterminding the 2002 murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. Press reports indicate a…

Read More

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…

Read More