Press Releases

Debra Tice, Mother of Journalist Austin Tice, Statement On Fox & Friends

November 21, 2020

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 – Today Debra Tice, the mother of Austin Tice, a journalist and Marine veteran being held in Syria appeared on the highly rated television program Fox & Friends and made the following statement in response to questions. “We are closer than we have ever been to having Austin…

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Press Leaders Decry Assault on Global Media Agency

October 29, 2020

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2020--National Press Club leaders denounced an attempt by the Trump administration to take away the independence of news outlets such as the Voice of America. Michael Pack, the chief of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, which oversees VoA, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and…

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Tice Family Statement On Developments In Austin Tice Case

October 19, 2020

WASHINGTON-- The following statement from the family of Austin Tice was released today by the National Press Club: For years we have pushed for engagement between the US and Syrian governments to help bring our son safely home, so we hope recent reports are accurate. We are deeply grateful to…

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The Washington Post to serve as media partner for National Press Club’s Help The Heroes campaign

October 7, 2020

The National Press Club announced at a recent news conference that The Washington Post would serve as an official media partner for the Club’s Help The Heroes campaign, a program designed to help front line medical workers at Howard University Hospital and feed the fight against COVID-19 by…

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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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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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National Press Club to Organize Filing Center for Journalists Covering Presidential Debates

September 16, 2020

The National Press Club (NPC) today announced that the Club will serve as a Washington, D.C. Press Filing Center for the upcoming general election presidential and vice presidential debates. “We are pleased to support the Commission on Presidential Debates this fall in hosting the press corps and…

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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 develops partnership with Howard University Hospital to help feed front line healthcare workers

September 2, 2020

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2020 -- The National Press Club today announced a joint program with Howard University Hospital to help feed front line healthcare workers, including: nurses, residents, health aids and all those who put their own health at risk to help save lives every day. The program is…

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