Press Releases

News Leaders Call For Release of AP Freelance Journalist In Ethiopia

December 15, 2021

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 – Following is a statement by Lisa Nicole Matthews, President of the National Press Club, and Angela Greiling Keane, President of the National Press Club Journalism Institute, on the arrest of Amir Aman Kiyaro, a freelance video journalist who works for the Associated Press. “We…

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U.S. Press Leaders Condemn Conviction of Vietnamese Journalist

December 14, 2021

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 -- Following is a statement by National Press Club President Lisa Nicole Matthews and National Press Club Journalism Institute President Angela Greiling Keane on Vietnam’s sentencing of noted journalist and dissident Pham Doan Trang. "The Vietnamese court system’s conviction and…

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National Press Club To Host News Conference with Debra Tice Thursday at 9:30

December 6, 2021

WASHINGTON, December 6, 2021 –  News Advisory: Event: The National Press Club Press Freedom Team will host a news conference with Debra Tice, mother of award-winning journalist Austin Tice who has been held in Syria since 2012, and Christophe Deloire, Secretary General of RSF (Reporters Without…

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Press Leaders Call On Egypt to Release Al Jazeera Journalist

November 29, 2021

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 — Following is a statement by National Press Club President Lisa Nicole Matthews and National Press Club Journalism Institute President Angela Greiling Keane on Egypt’s decision to extend the detention of Al Jazeera journalist Hisham Abdelaziz. “We call on Egypt to release Al…

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National Press Club Virtual Run For Austin Tice Draws 229 Runners To Raise Awareness

November 18, 2021

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- Runners from 25 states and 4 countries laced up their running shoes this past weekend to run a 5K for Austin Tice, the award-winning journalist and Marine veteran who has been unjustly held in Syria since 2012.    “This was our first virtual run, and it exceeded our…

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News Leaders Overjoyed At News Journalist Danny Fenster Has Been Released

November 15, 2021

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 —- Following is a statement from Lisa Nicole Matthews, president of the National Press Club, and Angela Greiling Keane, president of the National Press Club Journalism Institute, on the news that journalist Danny Fenster has been released from detention in Myanmar. “We are…

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Press Leaders Outraged Over U.S. Reporter’s Sentence in Myanmar

November 12, 2021

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2021—U.S. press leaders expressed indignation Friday over news that Danny Fenster, an American journalist working in Myanmar, had been sentenced to 11 years in prison on unfounded charges. Fenster, who is from Michigan, is the managing editor of Frontier Myanmar, an online…

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National Press Club Announces Run For Austin, a Virtual 5K Race in Support of Journalist Austin Tice

October 12, 2021

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2021—The National Press Club will host the inaugural Run For Austin Virtual 5K on Saturday, November 13, 2021 to raise awareness and public support for journalist Austin Tice, who has been unjustly detained in Syria since 2012. The Run For Austin is the next campaign in ongoing…

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NPC Press Freedom Award Winner Maria Ressa Wins Nobel Peace Prize

October 8, 2021

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8/ -- Following is a statement from Lisa Nicole Matthews, President of the National Press Club and Angela Greiling Keane, President of the National Press Club Journalism Institute on Maria Ressa, who today, along with Dmitry Muratov, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. “We were…

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