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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. This Week in Press Club History: Gingrich proposes Medicaid reform at Luncheon
  2. NPC member Parenti wins reporting award
  3. National Press Club mourns passing of Lauren Bacall
  4. NPC Update-1 podcast looks at government censorship in the 21st Century
  5. This Week in National Press Club History: John Denver makes news at Club

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Inside the Club

  1. Journalism Institute plans class on Sunlight Foundation's Politwoops tool, Aug. 26

    TWOOPS! Did your favorite politician's fingers skitter a little too quickly across that keyboard? The National Press Club's National Journalism Institute plans to conduct a class …

  2. Learn how to follow the money from the airwaves to the source, Sept. 3, 9:30 a.m.

    The National Press Club's National Journalism Institute plans to teach campaign-finance reporters how to use a database created by the Sunlight Foundation at a class …

  3. Two federal immigration judges plan discussion of challenges facing immigration courts

    Two federal immigration judges plan to discuss what is working in the immigration adjudication system and what needs to be fixed at a National Press …

  4. NPC's Fourth Estate restaurant closes Aug. 25 for summer break

    The Fourth Estate restaurant at the National Press Club will be closed for one week beginning Monday, Aug. 25 through Labor Day Sept. 1. It …

  5. Enjoy NPC's Fourth Estate restaurant during Restaurant Week

    The National Press Club's Fourth Estate restaurant is participating in the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington’s Restaurant week, Aug. 11-16. Three courses at lunch cost $20.14 …

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Freedom of the Press

  1. 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.

  2. 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.”

  3. 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.

  4. National Press Club wants answers on reported abuse of reporters in Missouri

    The National Press Club expressed deep concern Aug. 13 about reports that at least two reporters covering unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, were manhandled and detained by police officers there. 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 their names to the journalists, the reports said.

  5. National Press Club expresses concern over reported detention of journalists in Iran

    The National Press Club expressed concern Thursday over reports that a Washington Post reporter, his wife and two photojournalists have been detained in Iran. "If these reports are accurate, we urge the Iranian authorities to promptly explain this action and to release these journalists, who are merely covering news in Iran," said NPC President Myron Belkind.

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