We are the first and oldest association of foreign journalists in the world, founded in 1888
All major international news outlets are represented, from print to radio, from TV to web
We provide access and accreditation to a wide variety of events in London
and the UK
During the Coronavirus pandemic, the FPA continues to support the work of foreign correspondents reporting from London and the UK.
As gatekeepers of the UK Press Cards scheme, we continue to issue press cards as usual and we are constantly working to secure access to government briefings for our members (see below).
The FPA is a not-for-profit Friendly Society.
As a member of the UK Press Card Authority, it provides official journalistic accreditation to more than 2,500 international correspondents every year. A UK Press Card is key to being able to move around in situations of lockdown during the Covid19 pandemic.
All media can join: from print and news agencies to broadcast and digital. Freelancers are welcome in all categories. To see who our members are, click here.
The FPA is the only association that can provide foreign journalists with access to Parliament.
If you are a member and you are interested in attending (N.B. this is not possible during Covid19), please click here.
Throughout the year, the FPA holds a wide-ranging programme of briefings (now online), facilitating access to Government Departments, Whitehall, the City's financial district and Royal events. It is an Observer on the National Committee for the Safety of Journalists (DCMS).
The FPA chairs Foreign Lobby briefings with Number 10 Downing Street, the Foreign Office (FCDO) and others, through our Director, Deborah Bonetti.
We also organise book presentations, post-Brexit briefings, conferences with key figures etc.
We are open to working with other organisations, embassies, PR agencies, government departments, etc. to organise briefings and events on various topics.
To contact us with a proposal, please click here
Our bulletin goes out first thing every Friday morning with a list of upcoming events. The list is edited by our Director, who has final say on what makes the cut. If you have an event that you'd like to be featured in the bulletin, please send it by Thursday 12noon to email@example.com.
You can send all materials in English.
Please note that we DO NOT give out details of our members and we do not circulate press releases.
To contact the FPA, click here
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