Please tune in to a livestream via the window below on Friday, Oct. 22 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time as we recognize the finest international reporting.
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New York, Oct. 19 – The Overseas Press Club of America will stream its 82nd Annual Awards on Friday, Oct. 22 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time to celebrate the finest international reporting.
In April this year, the OPC announced winners in 22 categories who covered international news developments during some of the most difficult reporting conditions in living memory. To read the press release and a full list of winners, click here.
On Oct. 22, colleagues and supporters will gather at Cipriani, 25 Broadway, in New York City to honor winners’ achievements. Those who cannot attend but wish to join the celebration – or to provide coverage of the awards – can click the button below to access a livestream of the festivities in real time or use the same link afterward to watch a recorded archive of the full program.
OPC Governor John Avlon, senior political analyst and anchor for New Day at CNN, will host the evening. Maggie Haberman, correspondent for The New York Times, will deliver the keynote address. Christopher Dickey, a former member of the OPC Board of Governors, will receive the OPC President’s Award posthumously after the renowned foreign correspondent and editor died in Paris on July 16, 2020.
Michael J. Williams, global enterprise editor for Reuters, will light the Candle of Remembrance to honor Reuters photographer Danish Siddiqui and other journalists killed or persecuted in recent years. Williams and OPC President Paula Dwyer will speak about Siddiqui, who was killed in Afghanistan in mid-July while covering clashes between Afghan forces and the Taliban. The program will include a video from Siddiqui’s wife, Rike Harrant.
Video clips from the program, including acceptance remarks from the winners, will be published during and after the event on the OPC YouTube channel here.
Contact: Patricia Kranz, executive director, Overseas Press Club of America
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The Overseas Press Club of America is the nation’s oldest and largest association of journalists engaged in international news. Every year, it awards the most prestigious prizes devoted exclusively to international news coverage. It was founded in 1939 by nine foreign correspondents in New York City, and has grown to nearly 500 members worldwide. The club’s mission is to uphold the highest standards in news reporting, advance press freedom and promote good fellowship among colleagues while educating a new generation of journalists.