Press Releases

National Press Club Statement on Philippine Government Attempts to Shutdown Rappler

June 30, 2022

WASHINGTON, June 30 – Following is a statement from Jen Judson, president of the National Press Club and Gil Klein, president of the National Press Club Journalism Institute, on this week’s actions by the Philippine government against the news site Rappler. “In a last gasp of power, the Duterte…

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National Press Club Statement on Murder of Mexican Journalist Antonio de la Cruz

June 29, 2022

WASHINGTON, June 29 – Following is a statement by Jen Judson, President of the National Press Club and Gil Klein, President of the National Press Club Journalism Institute on the murder of Antonio de la Cruz, a reporter for the Mexican newspaper Expreso, today in Tamaulipas. “We call on the Mexican…

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National Press Club Names Indian Journalist Rana Ayyub 2022 Aubuchon International Honoree

June 28, 2022

WASHINGTON, June 28 – Following is a statement from National Press Club President Jen Judson and National Press Club Journalism Institute President Gil Klein announcing that Indian journalist Rana Ayyub is the 2022 International John Aubuchon Award Honoree. The Aubuchon is the Club’s highest honor…

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National Press Club Statement on Bloomberg Journalist Haze Fan

June 14, 2022

WASHINGTON, June 14 – Following is a statement from Jen Judson, president of the National Press Club, and Gil Klein, president of the National Press Club Journalism Institute, on the reported release of Bloomberg Journalist Haze Fan from detention in China. “We were relieved to hear that Bloomberg…

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National Press Club Statement On Settlement in Linda Tirado Case

June 9, 2022

WASHINGTON, June 7 – Following is a statement from Jen Judson, president of the National Press Club, and Gil Klein, president of the National Press Club Journalism Institute, on the settlement in a case brought by photographer Linda Tirado against the City of Minneapolis after Tirado was injured…

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National Press Club statement urging release of wrongfully detained journalists

June 3, 2022

WASHINGTON, June 2 – Following is a statement from Jen Judson, president of the National Press Club, and Gil Klein, president of the National Press Club Journalism Institute, urging the release of wrongfully detained journalists in Ethiopia and commenting on the broader worsening press freedom…

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National Press Club statement on Egyptian court sentence against Al Jazeera journalist

June 1, 2022

WASHINGTON, June 1 – Following is a statement from National Press Club President Jen Judson and National Press Club Journalism Institute President Gil Klein on the 15-year prison sentence imposed by an Egyptian court this week on Al Jazeera Journalist Ahmed Taha. “We object in the strongest terms…

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National Press Club To Hold Moment of Silence Thursday For Al Jazeera Reporter

May 11, 2022

WASHINGTON, May 11 – The National Press Club will hold a moment of silence event to mark the killing of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh in Jenin. Following are the details: When Thursday, May 12 at 2pm Eastern Where National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045 13th Floor -…

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News Leaders Statement on Killing of Al Jazeera Journalist In Jenin

May 11, 2022

WASHINGTON, May 11 – Following is a statement from Jen Judson, President of the National Press Club and Gil Klein, President of the National Press Club Journalism Institute on the death of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh who was on assignment near the West Bank. “We are heartbroken to hear…

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News Leaders Statement on Murder of Journalists in Mexico

May 10, 2022

WASHINGTON, May 9 – Following is a statement by Jen Judson, president of the National Press Club and Gil Klein, president of the National Press Club Journalism Institute on the recent murders of journalists in Mexico. “We are devastated to learn today of the murder of Yessenia Mollinedo Falconi and…

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