Press Releases

Press Club Leaders urge Congress to hold hearings on just-released Khashoggi Report

February 26, 2021

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement by National Press Club President Lisa Nicole Matthews and National Press Club Journalism Institute President Angela Greiling Keane on the release by the United States government of a long-awaited report on the murder of Washington Post contributor Jamal…

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U.S. Journalists to Poland’s Leaders: Hands Off Free Press

February 12, 2021

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2021-- National Press Club leaders, in a statement Friday, urged Poland’s government to halt a recent campaign to undermine independent news organizations there. The anti-press effort by Poland’s right-wing government follows the lead of a largely completed push in Hungary to…

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U.S. Press Leaders Urge India to Release Long-Jailed Journalist

February 8, 2021

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2021--National Press Club leaders spoke out Monday to urge the government of India to release from prison Aasif Sultan, a Kashmiri journalist who has been unjustly detained for two and a half years. Sultan, a writer for the Kashmir Narrator, was arrested in August 2018 on an…

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U.S. Press Leaders Welcome Egypt’s Overdue Release of Jailed Journalist

February 6, 2021

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2021--National Press Club leaders expressed relief Saturday at news that al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein has been released from prison after four years of unjust detention without trial. The following is a statement from National Press Club President Lisa Nicole Matthews…

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U.S. Journalists Laud Lawmakers’ Efforts for Press Freedom

February 4, 2021

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2021--America’s leading professional organization for journalists applauded on Thursday efforts by U.S. lawmakers to advance press freedom. Legislation filed in the House Thursday would bar foreign aid for government entities that the U.S. government determines to have…

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National Press Club: Allow Journalists to Bring Protective Gear to Inauguration

January 20, 2021

WASHINGTON – Journalism leaders Michael Freedman, President of the National Press Club and Angela Greiling Keane, President of the National Press Club Journalism Institute issued the following statement on the discussion around how reporters and photographers may protect themselves while covering…

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Press Leaders Call for Probes Into Jan. 6 Attacks on Reporters

January 11, 2021

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2021--Leaders of the National Press Club and National Press Club Journalism Institute are calling for criminal investigations into those responsible for violence and threats against journalists during last week's attack on the U.S. Capitol.  "Journalists are witnesses and…

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National Press Club and Journalism Institute Leadership Deplore Violence at U.S. Capitol and Commend Reporters for Courageous Coverage

January 7, 2021

WASHINGTON -- The following is a joint statement on today's violence at the U.S. Capital from National National Press Club President Michael Freedman and National Press Club Journalism Institute President Angela Greiling Keane: We are distressed and deeply saddened by the violence at the U.S.…

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News Leaders Call On China To Release Bloomberg’s Haze Fan

December 11, 2020

WASHINGTON, December 11 – Following is a statement from Michael Freedman, President of the National Press Club, and Angela Greiling Keane, President of the National Press Club Journalism Institute, on the detention by Chinese security services of Haze Fan who has worked for Bloomberg News in…

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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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