JOIN THE FPA
IN LONDON TO COVER BREXIT AND OTHER POLITICAL STORIES?
The FPA organises regular and very well-attended briefings (now virtual) with all the main figures of the UK political landscape. Foreign journalists can have access to the House of Commons Press Gallery only via the FPA, and must show a valid UK Press Card (issued by the FPA after thorough vetting). To find out more about our Access to Parliament programme, click here.
INTERESTED IN ROYAL NEWS?
The FPA works closely with the Royal Palaces to coordinate and accredit for major events (compatibly with Covid19 restrictions).
ARTS & CULTURE ARE YOUR THING?
The FPA provides invitations to practically every press preview in the world of art & culture in the UK. We have regular briefings with leading figures of the art world and can provide access to Art Fairs, Museums, Galleries, Pop-Ups etc. The FPA also organises briefings with major authors, ahead of publication in the UK and abroad.
FULL MEMBERSHIP OF THE FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH:
ACCREDITATION - As a member of the UK Press Card Authority, the FPA issues its full members with a UK Press Card, which certifies that the carrier is a bona fide journalist and may gain access to a wide variety of events.
ACCESS ALL AREAS - Foreign journalists may gain access to the House of Commons Press Gallery only via the FPA, and must have a valid UK Press Card. Also, foreign correspondents will be plugged into the world of politics, royalty, finance and culture through our regular FPA-Exclusive briefings.
PRESS VISITS - The FPA organizes regular press trips (not during Covid19 lockdown) to significant places and institutions. Recent trips have taken members to Northern Ireland, the Beatles Story in Liverpool, the EU in Brussels, Windsor Castle, The Wellcome Sanger Institute, Wimbledon (All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club), New Scotland Yard and many more.
WORKSHOPS -Every year the FPA co-organises a Whitehall Workshop with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, to meet the press officers of all government departments. It does similar workshops with various other organisations.
BULLETINS - Members receive a weekly bulletin of upcoming events as well as Government announcements and other regular information.
There are two categories of FPA Membership:
FULL MEMBERSHIP (annual) - £230.00
To qualify for this category, applicants – including freelance journalists - must be able to demonstrate that they work with a foreign newspaper, periodical, news agency, radio or television organisation. At least 75% of their income must be derived from journalism.
Applications must be accompanied by a letter of introduction from the applicant's main employer while freelancers should provide details of publishers and major employers. Two examples of the applicant's most recent work must be included. This option includes a UK Press Card.
ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP (annual) - £230.00
We welcome applications for this category from non-journalists, such as press attachés and cultural representatives of foreign (overseas) Embassies, public relations professionals and those whose sphere of interest is related to journalism.
Associate Membership allows members to work more closely with the association, get to know its members, network with senior correspondents and submit briefing ideas and presentations in relation to their line of work. This option does not include a UK Press Card.
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