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2014-08-14 00:21:14

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Press Club expressed deep concern Wednesday night about reports that at least two reporters covering unrest in Ferguson, Mo., were manhandled and detained by police officers there. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO According to multiple accounts, Wesley Lowery of the Washington Post and Ryan Reilly of the Huffington Post were roughed up by officers, detained and later released. The officers did not provide...

2014-06-26 00:20:48

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club is joining other media groups in endorsing legislation that would strengthen the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, which journalists and the general public use to compel the release of otherwise hidden government documents. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO Senator Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat, and Senator John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, introduced the FOIA Improvement Act on June...

2014-06-04 12:24:58

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of a court decision that could spell trouble for a New York Times reporter who is trying to protect the identity of a confidential source, the National Press Club urged Congress to quickly pass legislation that would enable journalists to protect their sources. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO The Supreme Court announced this week that it would not take up James Risen's appeal of a United States...

2014-05-05 16:24:45

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club on Monday voiced strong concern over a spate of recent physical attacks and kidnappings affecting journalists covering the conflict in eastern Ukraine. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO The rash of recent kidnappings includes the brief detainment and interrogation on May 2 of BuzzFeed correspondent Mike Giglio, his translator Olena Glazunova, and a CBS News team. The kidnappers reportedly...

2014-02-27 12:26:28

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club lent its voice today to a worldwide appeal for Egyptian authorities to release all jailed journalists, including four from Al Jazeera who have been imprisoned for months. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO "Journalism is not a crime--not in Egypt, not anywhere," National Press Club President Myron Belkind said. "We call upon the Egyptian government to ensure that these journalists, and all...

2014-02-06 12:25:38

On February 11, 2014 from 9:00am to 10:30am EST At the National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 529 14(th) Street, NW - Washington, DC 20045 WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Index (under embargo until 6:01pm EST on February 11) will be introduced by Delphine Halgand, Reporters Without Borders USA Director highlighting the significant trends, rises and falls of countries in the 2014 World Press Freedom Index. Panelists of the discussion will include: -- James Risen...

2014-01-30 20:22:45

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club expressed profound concern today about reports that the Chinese government is restricting the ability of foreign journalists to do their jobs in that country. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) New York Times reporter Austin Ramzy was forced to leave China over delays in processing his press credential. He is one of many U.S. journalists who have waited months or years to have...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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