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  • Akon on Africa: The Next Growth Frontier

    August 7, 2014

    Akon on Africa: The Next Growth Frontier

    During President Obama’s first-ever U.S.-Africa Summit, Akon, a five-time Grammy nominated artist and philanthropist, convened the first annual “Africa: New Partnership Models for Growth Conference,” August 7, 2014. Featuring African Heads of State, including those from Guinea, Kenya, Congo, and Ghana, this international conference gave the next generation of African…

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  • NPC Luncheon with Jacob Zuma

    August 4, 2014

    NPC Luncheon with Jacob Zuma

    President Jacob Zuma of South Africa addressed a National Press Club Speakers Luncheon on August 4, 2014.

    Zuma, who was first elected president in 2009 and re-elected in 2014, spoke on the eve of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington.

    His appearance at the NPC coincided with the approaching 20th anniversary of…

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  • NPC Luncheon with Denis Sassou-Nguesso

    August 1, 2014

    NPC Luncheon with Denis Sassou-Nguesso

    President of the Republic of Congo Denis Sassou-Nguesso discussed peace, security and stability of the central Africa region and oil investments in his country at a National Press Club luncheon on August 1, 2014.

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New & Noteworthy

  1. 'Tank Man,' Tiananmen Square crackdown erased from Chinese history, NPR correspondent reports at Book Rap
  2. Expelled New York Times reporter tells Club Newsmaker he's 'eager' to return to Afghanistan
  3. Beef up immigration courts, judges urge at Newsmaker
  4. This Week in Press Club History: Gingrich proposes Medicaid reform at Luncheon
  5. NPC member Parenti wins reporting award

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Inside the Club

  1. Border security, immigration reform topics of latest NPC podcast

    Two hot-button, related issues -- border security and immigration reform -- are featured on the latest edition of Update-1, the National Press Club's podcast. The …

  2. PBS host Tavis Smiley to discuss his book on King assassination Sept. 25

    Award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley will discuss his latest book, “Death of a King,” which chronicles the 12 months leading up to Martin Luther King Jr.’s …

  3. Calling all Book Fair participants: Applications now accepted

    Applications are now being accepted for the National Press Club's 37th Annual Book Fair and Authors' Night, in partnership with Politics & Prose, to be …

  4. Attention campaign-finance reporters: learn how to use Sunlight Foundation database, Sept. 3

    The National Press Club Journalism Institute will teach campaign-finance reporters how to use the Sunlight Foundation’s Political Ad Sleuth database at a class in the …

  5. Panel to examine return of infectious diseases at media briefing Sept. 4

    The National Press Club Journalism Institute will co-host a media briefing on questions and trends relating to the alarming return of infectious diseases in the …

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Freedom of the Press

  1. National Press Club applauds Afghanistan candidates for statements on expelled reporter

    The National Press Club president thanked the two candidates vying to become Afghanistan's next president for separately pledging to rescind the current government's expulsion of New York Times reporter Matt Rosenberg.

  2. National Press Club condemns execution of James Foley

    The National Press Club condemns the execution of American photojournalist James Foley, who had been missing since Nov. 22, 2012. The terrorist group Islamic State released a video claiming to be Foley's execution. The Press Club extends condolences to the Foley family, which had mounted a worldwide campaign to find James, who had been working for GlobalPost and Agence France-Presse. Earlier in his career, Foley was a reporter for Stars and Stripes.

  3. National Press Club questions Afghanistan's treatment of U.S. reporter

    The National Press Club president raised questions Aug. 20 about the government of Afghanistan's expulsion of a New York Times journalist whose reporting had displeased Afghan authorities. Afghan officials ordered the reporter, Matthew Rosenberg, to leave the country and never return. It was the first expulsion of a Western reporter in Afghanistan since the 2001 toppling of the Taliban regime, the Times reported.

  4. Club President calls law-enforcement actions 'unacceptable' at event

    National Press Club President Myron Belkind told a event Aug. 14 that actions by Ferguson, Mo., police against journalists covering the violent protests there and federal law-enforcement efforts against James Risen are “unacceptable.”

  5. National Press Club reaffirms concern about press freedom in Eastern Ukraine

    The National Press Club on Monday voiced concern for the safety of a Russian photojournalist who was reported missing while covering the unrest in eastern Ukraine and for other reporters endangered in that war zone. The Washington-based organization reiterated its stance that all sides in the ongoing conflict respect the essential right of journalists to go about their work without harassment and without fear for their safety.

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