Press Releases

U.S. Press Leaders Protest Abuse of Journalists in Myanmar

May 12, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 12, 2021--Leaders of the National Press Club and the National Press Club Journalism Institute called Wednesday for the military junta in Myanmar to release the several dozen journalists it has jailed and to reverse restrictions on press freedom in the country. According to…

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Apollo-11 Astronaut Michael Collins rare long-form interview with Marvin Kalb April 2019

April 29, 2021

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- On April,15 2019 Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins came to the National Press Club in advance of the 50th Anniversary of that historic lunar mission to speak about his experience in 1969 and to talk about the importance of the press in our democratic…

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U.S. Press Leaders Decry Abuse of Journalists in Twin Cities

April 20, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 20, 2021--Leaders of the National Press Club and National Press Club Journalism Institute warned law-enforcement personnel in the Twin Cities to heed the Constitution and permit law-abiding journalists to cover protests there without interference or abuse. Over the last week…

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U.S. Press Leaders Call For Immediate Release of AP Photographer Thein Zaw

March 4, 2021

WASHINGTON, March 4 -- 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 arrest and detention of AP Photographer Thein Zaw in Myanmar: We call on authorities in Myanmar to release,…

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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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