Press Releases

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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U.S. press leaders to Zimbabwe: Free jailed journalist

August 28, 2020

The leaders of the National Press Club and the National Press Club Journalism Institute have called on authorities in Zimbabwe to release Hopewell Chin’ono, an award-winning journalist who has been jailed on trumped-up charges and held in reportedly inhumane conditions, Chin’ono has won the CNN-…

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National Press Club Honors Linda Tirado With Press Freedom Award

August 20, 2020

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2020--The National Press Club is honoring Linda Tirado, an author and freelance photographer, with a 2020 John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award, Club leaders announced Wednesday. Tirado was taking pictures of a street protest in Minneapolis on May 30 when a policeman’s foam bullet…

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Release Al Jazeera Journalist Jailed Years Without Trial, Say U.S. Press Leaders

August 12, 2020

WASHINGTON — Authorities in Egypt must promptly free Mahmoud Hussein, an Al Jazeera producer who has been detained without trial for more than three and a half years, leaders of the National Press Club and the National Press Club Journalism Institute said.  Hussein, an Egyptian who works for the Al…

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National Press Club, Journalism Institute Condemn Hong Kong Crackdown

August 11, 2020

WASHINGTON, August 11--Leaders of the National Press Club and the National Press Club Journalism Institute condemn China’s crackdown on the press in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police arrested on Monday at least eight journalists, including media tycoon and activist Jimmy Lai, and raided his newsroom in…

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National Press Club To Unveil Freedom Clock For Austin Tice, August 14

July 31, 2020

WASHINGTON – July 31 – The National Press Club will mark the anniversary of the abduction and detention of Award-winning journalist and Marine veteran Austin Tice on Friday, August 14 by unveiling a Freedom Clock that will display a dynamic record of the time Austin has been unjustly detained in…

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