Foreign Press Association

Foreign Press Association Founded in 1918, the FPA is the oldest and most effective non-governmental organization representing international journalists in the U.S. The Foreign Press Association of New York is a nonprofit, independent, professional body of foreign correspondents based in the United States.

Founded in 1918, the Foreign Press Association represents more than 400 members from 50 different countries. Although the bulk of its members come from Europe, there is not a single region in the world which is not represented among the membership. We are in the forefront of efforts to protect overseas journalists' rights here and to defend press freedom everywhere. Membership not only includes exclusive member benefits and discounts but it provides unique professional opportunities to expand your network and help establish you in New York City. Visit our website to learn how to become a member.

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03/04/2021
Trita Parsi speaks of the JCPOA, Iran, the US, and impact on stability and peace in the Middle East

Trita Parsi of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft
speaks of the JCPOA, Iran, the US, and impact on stability and peace in the Middle East.

Trita Parsi spoke to the FPA about the yawning gaps in the Gulf: the US, Iraq, Iran, the JCPOA. In wide ranging tour d’ horizon he covered nuclear weapons sanctions and many other issues.

#TritaParsi #QuincyInstitute #JCPOA

The Quincy Institute’s Trita Parsi spoke to the FPA about the yawning gaps in the Gulf: the US, Iraq, Iran, the JCPOA. In wide ranging tour d’ horizon he co...

Craig Unger author of American Kompromat briefs the Foreign Press Association on Tuesday February 9th at 11AM EST, on Zo...
02/04/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: American Kompromat. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Craig Unger author of American Kompromat briefs the Foreign Press Association on Tuesday February 9th at 11AM EST, on Zoom.

Register here for your Zoom link invitation:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4LqWjYjUTjWjH7LNsX1h3A

Unger’s new book exposes how a relatively trivial targeting operation by the KGB’s New York station over forty years ago tried to recruit a prominent local property developer as an asset—and triggered events that morphed into the greatest intelligence bonanza in history. It recounts how this compromised coterie reached all the way into the office of the Attorney General, advancing themselves and their influence.

Based on exclusive interviews with dozens of high-level sources—Soviets who resigned from the KGB and moved to the United States, former CIA officers, FBI counterintelligence agents, lawyers at white-shoe Washington firms--and analysis of thousands of pages of FBI investigations, police investigations, and news articles in English, Russian, and Ukrainian, American Kompromat shows that from Donald Trump to Jeffrey Epstein, kompromat operations leveraged the murky secrets of some the most powerful people in the US into potent weapons for Moscow.

Craig Unger, author of American Kompromat briefs the Foreign Press Association on Tuesday February 9th at 11AM EST, on Zoom. Unger’s new book exposes how a relatively trivial targeting operation by the KGB’s New York station over forty years ago tried to recruit a prominent local property develo...

Press Conference today at 3:00PM ESTMara Hvistendahl, investigative journalist for The Interceptand Pulitzer Prizes fina...
01/21/2021

Press Conference today at 3:00PM EST

Mara Hvistendahl, investigative journalist for The Intercept
and Pulitzer Prizes finalist talks to the Foreign Press Association
at 3:00PM EST.

Mara Hvistendahl explains how to source investigative stories on China when reporters have to live outside the country because of restrictions on media there.

Hvistendahl will show how journalists have to be creative and courageous to investigate and report.

And her reporting on Hunter Biden as an example will show how to identify and counter disinformation.

Ian Williams, President of the Foreign Press Association and
Bill Holstein, President of the Overseas Press Club Foundation
join Mara Hvistendahl in conversation.

Bill Holstein is the author of eight books, most recently, "The New Art of War: China's Deep Strategy Inside the United States." (2019)

Register at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WvjnwRK8Sae9dlwhbor5cw

Mara Hvistendahl, investigative journalist for The Intercept and Pulitzer Prize finalist talks to the FPA on Thursday 21...
01/18/2021

Mara Hvistendahl, investigative journalist for The Intercept and Pulitzer Prize finalist talks to the FPA on Thursday 21st January at 3:00PM EST.

Mara Hvistendahl explains how to source investigative stories on China when reporters have to live outside the country because of restrictions on media there.

Hvistendahl will show how journalists have to be creative and courageous to investigate and report.

And her reporting on Hunter Biden as an example will show how to identify and counter disinformation.

Register in advance:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WvjnwRK8Sae9dlwhbor5cw

Live Press Conference with John Bolton (ambassador)  Correspondents will be eager to hear Ambassador Bolton again as he ...
01/12/2021
Ambassador John Bolton Press Conference with Foreign Press Association

Live Press Conference with John Bolton (ambassador)

Correspondents will be eager to hear Ambassador Bolton again as he reflects on this extraordinary and challenging period for the United States where the tenets of democracy are under extreme stress, and the challenge to the presidential election result leaves foreign policy particularly vulnerable. Across the world governments show signs of exploiting Washington’s distractions.

Ambassador Bolton will comment on these last days of the Trump administration, and consider the foreign policy challenges facing the incoming Biden administration.

10:00AM EST Today: Press Conference with Ambassador John Bolton Register at https://forms.gle/uKaZtUNRx9EMPBbT8
01/12/2021
Press Conference with Ambassador Bolton

10:00AM EST Today: Press Conference with
Ambassador John Bolton

Register at https://forms.gle/uKaZtUNRx9EMPBbT8

The Foreign Press Association invites the media to a press conference with Ambassador John Bolton on Tuesday 12th January at 10:00AM EST. Correspondents will be eager to hear Ambassador Bolton again as he reflects on this extraordinary and challenging period for the United States where the tenets of...

Statement from Committee to Protect JournalistsThe disturbing displays of violence against the press in Washington, D.C....
01/08/2021
Emergency Response - Committee to Protect Journalists

Statement from Committee to Protect Journalists

The disturbing displays of violence against the press in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday are concerning to CPJ, especially with regards to the safety of journalists covering civil unrest and political events.

The press reported threats amid the chaos on Wednesday that included intimidation of news crews and destruction of equipment. The words “Murder the Media” were etched on a door inside the building, The New York Times reported, and individuals in the crowd repeatedly threatened and harassed journalists covering the protests.

Late Thursday, CPJ published a feature on our website that highlights interviews with several journalists who reported on Wednesday’s events.

Meanwhile, CPJ continues to offer safety information to journalists covering protests in the United States. Our Emergencies team’s safety guide includes resources for risk assessment and contact information to report any violations.

If you have any questions about journalist safety, feel free to reach out to our safety experts and sign up for CPJ’s safety email alerts here: www.cpj.org/emergencies

John Weis
Director of Development and Outreach
Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ's Emergencies Response Team provides comprehensive, life-saving support to journalists and media support staff working around the world through up-to-date safety and security information and rapid response assistance to journalists at risk. Safety Advisories

Friday 8th January, 6pm Eastern Time:The Foreign Press Association would like to draw our members attention to an upcomi...
01/05/2021

Friday 8th January, 6pm Eastern Time:

The Foreign Press Association would like to draw our members attention to an upcoming event of the Overseas Press Club of America on Friday 8th January 6pm Eastern Time.

Past President of the OPC David A. Andelman will discuss his book A Red Line in the Sand: Diplomacy, Strategy, and the History of Wars That Might Still Happen as part of this event which we fully recommend to all our members.

Andelman concludes that more red lines—political, diplomatic, social, military—exist today than at any other single moment in history, many utterly indefensible and destabilizing.

A longtime columnist for CNN and a veteran correspondent for
The New York Times and CBS News, Andelman combines history and global politics to help us trace the origins and better understand the exploding number of military, political, and diplomatic crises around the globe.

Questions Andelman will address include: When and how can such lines in the sand help preserve peace rather than tempt conflict? What mistakes were made during the four years of Donald Trump that must urgently be corrected in the early months of Joe Biden?

Deborah Amos, international correspondent for NPR will moderate.

RSVP in advance:

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ehh0rr7714253f86&llr=5wqitddab

On January 15th 2021, International Crisis Group is hosting a Zoom panel about hostage negotiation and diplomacy, in hon...
01/02/2021
Honoring Giandomenico Picco: A Conversation about Negotiation and Diplomacy

On January 15th 2021, International Crisis Group is hosting a Zoom panel about hostage negotiation and diplomacy, in honor of Gianni Picco.

Gianni Picco came to the rescue of Foreign Correspondents abroad, and we should honor his legacy now. We encourage all FPA members to support.

Gianni served as Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs at the United Nations from 1973 to 1992. Gianni is best known for his skill as a hostage negotiator, particularly in the case of the Lebanese hostage crisis throughout the 1980s. Some of the accomplishments he has been credited with include playing a key role in negotiating the end of the Iran-Iraq war, helping facilitate the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan, and engineering the release of 13 Jewish Iranians, accused by the Islamic Republic of spying for Israel.

A few years ago, Gianni was diagnosed with Alzheimer's dementia, and all proceeds from this event will go toward providing for his care. Gianni’s legacy as a negotiator and diplomat is also an excellent framework to use for a discussion of vital import today. Now, with the world even more divided and deadly, a role like Gianni’s is more crucial than ever: someone who will talk to everyone; who is beholden to no government or political actor; but will work with any of them to create a little more peace on our troubled planet.

Please join in honoring Gianni and discussing how such a rich legacy of peacemaking should be carried on.

We encourage all members of the Foreign Press Association to support this event.

Moderated by Christiane Amanpour, speakers include:

• Robert Malley, President and CEO of International Crisis Group
• Terry Waite co-founder of Hostage International
• Terry A. Anderson former bureau chief for the AP
• Chris Voss CEO and founder of The Black Swan Group

All proceeds will go towards the care of Gianni Picco.

This event is to honor the career of Giandomenico Picco, a skilled diplomat and hostage negotiator.

For auld lang syne.. Happy New Year everybody!Facebook just popped up with this pic from wayback of three Foreign Press ...
12/31/2020

For auld lang syne.. Happy New Year everybody!

Facebook just popped up with this pic from wayback of three Foreign Press Association members doorstepping then primary candidate President Bill Clinton in New Hampshire, with the current President FPA Ian Williams looking on disbelievingly in the centre!

Wishing all a very Happy New Year!

Webinar Replay:FPA / Overseas Press Club of America joint press conference today with Chris Yeung, Chair of the Hong Kon...
11/23/2020
FPA:OPC Press Conference with Chris Yeung, HKJA

Webinar Replay:

FPA / Overseas Press Club of America joint press conference today with Chris Yeung, Chair of the Hong Kong Journalists Association to discuss China's consolidating control in HK and its impact on coverage.

Under cover of the US election, the PRC has been consolidating control in Hong Kong, removing elected representatives. Ominously, when we approached legislators to speak to us, they demurred because of new laws penalizing foreign contacts.

Yeung discusses how the new, harsher, regime affects reporting in Hong Kong.

The Panel:
Ian Williams - Foreign Press Association
Chris Yeung - Hong Kong Journalists Association
Bill Holstein - The Overseas Press Club of America

#HongKong #PressFreedom #HongKongJournalism

Foreign Press Association USA / Overseas Press Club of America joint press conference with Chris Yeung Chair of the Hong Kong Journalists Association Monday ...

Joint press conference today 10:00AM EST / 11PM HKT with @opcofamerica and Chris Yeung, Chair of the Hong Kong Journalis...
11/23/2020
The Disturbing Sound of Silence from Hong Kong!

Joint press conference today 10:00AM EST / 11PM HKT with @opcofamerica and Chris Yeung, Chair of the Hong Kong Journalists Association, to discuss China's consolidating control in HK and its impact on coverage - Register for link here:

FPA will host a joint FPA / Overseas Press Club of America press conference with Chris Yeung Chair of the Hong Kong Journalists Association Monday November 23rd at 10AM EST The Disturbing Sound of Silence from Hong Kong! The Foreign Press Association will hold a joint press conference with The Overs...

FPA will host a joint FPA / Overseas Press Club of America press conference with Chris Yeung Chair of the Hong Kong Jour...
11/20/2020
The Disturbing Sound of Silence from Hong Kong!

FPA will host a joint FPA / Overseas Press Club of America press conference with Chris Yeung Chair of the Hong Kong Journalists Association

Monday November 23rd at 10AM EST

The Disturbing Sound of Silence from Hong Kong!

Under cover of the US election, the PRC has been consolidating control in Hong Kong, removing elected representatives. Ominously, when we approached legislators to speak to us, they demurred because of new laws penalizing foreign contacts.

Yeung will discuss how the new, harsher, regime affects reporting in Hong Kong.

Pre-register on the link below:

We will also send a reminder with link this weekend.

If you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact us

[email protected]
212-370-1054

FPA will host a joint FPA / Overseas Press Club of America press conference with Chris Yeung Chair of the Hong Kong Journalists Association Monday November 23rd at 10AM EST The Disturbing Sound of Silence from Hong Kong! The Foreign Press Association will hold a joint press conference with The Overs...

CPJ’s 30th International Press Freedom Awards8PM EST / 5PM EST TODAY:CPJ’s International #PressFreedom Awards honor cour...
11/19/2020

CPJ’s 30th International Press Freedom Awards

8PM EST / 5PM EST TODAY:

CPJ’s International #PressFreedom Awards honor courageous journalists from around the world.

The 2020 International Press Freedom Awards will honor journalists from Bangladesh, Iran, Nigeria, and Russia. All four have been arrested or faced criminal prosecution in reprisal for their reporting.

Lawyer and human rights advocate Amal Clooney will receive the 2020 Gwen Ifill #PressFreedom Award, presented by actor Meryl Streep.

Join the Committee to Protect Journalists on November 19 at 8 p.m. EST to celebrate their bravery.

#IPFA
Committee to Protect Journalists

www.ipfa2020.org

FPA Press Conference yesterday with Professor Jacob Mundy and the FPA's Ian Williams.Polisario in the Western Sahara has...
11/18/2020
Western Sahara ceasefire over after 40 years. FPA Press Conference with Professor Jacob Mundy.

FPA Press Conference yesterday with Professor Jacob Mundy and the FPA's Ian Williams.

Polisario in the Western Sahara has declared the decades old ceasefire to be over after Moroccan troops broke the ceasefire in the buffer strip near the Mauritanian frontier. This comes after decades of Morocco’s refusal to hold the referendum it agreed to on independence for the territory which UN resolutions mandated.

Will the UN act? Outcomes range from guerrilla war against Morocco to war with Algeria, and yet another blow to the UN’s prestige.

Professor Jacob Mundy traces the origins and outcomes of an obscured but important struggle that calls the UN Charter into question.
#WesternSahara #Morocco #Mauritanianfrontier

Ian Williams, President of the Foreign Press Association is joined in conversation by Professor Jacob Mundy, an expert on the Western Sahara. Polisario in th...

Western Sahara ceasefire over after 40 years. FPA Press Conference today with Professor Jacob Mundy and the FPA's Ian Wi...
11/18/2020
Western Sahara ceasefire over after 40 years. FPA Press Conference with Professor Jacob Mundy.

Western Sahara ceasefire over after 40 years.

FPA Press Conference today with Professor Jacob Mundy and the FPA's Ian Williams.

Polisario in the Western Sahara has declared the 40 yr-old ceasefire to be over after Moroccan troops broke the ceasefire in the buffer strip near the Mauritanian frontier. This comes after decades of Morocco’s refusal to hold the referendum it agreed to on independence for the territory which UN resolutions mandated.

Will the UN act? Outcomes range from guerrilla war against Morocco to war with Algeria, and yet another blow to the UN’s prestige.

Professor Jacob Mundy traces the origins and outcomes of an obscured but important struggle that calls the UN Charter into question.

#WesternSahara #Morocco #Mauritanianfrontier

Ian Williams, President of the Foreign Press Association is joined in conversation by Professor Jacob Mundy, an expert on the Western Sahara. Polisario in th...

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I have read with utmost interest the book, "Across the Pond," by Terry Eagleton. Here my translations of a couple of passages that describe the state of freedom of opinion here in the United States of America: "En Estados Unidos, los periodistas son demasiado deferentes al poder para burlarse de él; no es fácil imaginarse a un periodista estadounidense repitiendo dieciséis veces la misma pregunta vegonzante a un político quisquilloso (squirming), como una vez lo hizo un periodista de la BBC” (P. 41). Es la diferencia entre entre las preguntas directas pero sin malicia ni agresividad que el periodista Jordi Évole le hizo al presidente de Venezuela Maduro y las preguntas llenas de odio que le harían otros periodistas: es el estilo europeo. Ya que Évole fue directo como se estila en Europa pero no quiso denigrar a Maduro. Eagleton dice que incluso los debates políticos estadounidenses se diseñan de tal forma que terminan con sonrisas y un cierto acuerdo entre rivales que no están de acuerdo en casi nada; lo cual Eagleton sospecha que debe ser parte de contratos previos." In sum, the United States of America is not as free as people abroad believe; freedom of the press, yes, but limited by the culture that Eagleton describes so well.
The death of Journalist Borodin of Russia should turn our attention to the rise of Mercenary Forces in Russia, US, Turkey and other states who wish to avoid any international responsibility for their illegal actions. Erik Prince, a Trump confidant, is about to contract for more Blackwater-type operations in undeclared war operations. These activities must be kept in the spotlight, and journalists must be allowed to report with their security assured.
Call Me By Your Name got snubbed.
Wow! What a wild morning today (December 19, 2017). Just got fired for reporting sexual harassment in the work place on Friday December 15th, 2017, the reporting of the taunting by company employees whom use vogar and sexual language wanting to settle the score for the reporting of locker room talk and behavior (sexual harassment/hostile work environment). Well it seems that German Based Company Würth Electronics, ICS located at 7496 Wester St. Dayton, Ohio 1.877.690.2207 (a subsidiary branch of the German Company Würth Elektronic Group eiSos which is Europe's biggest manufacturer of electronic & electromechanical components.) has failed miserably on the issues and reporting of sexual harassment in the work place. Management at Würth (Dayton) say that they pride themselves on the safety of all its employees and contingent employees. Well it's true, that if you are a whistle blower at Würth, and don't fit into the hostile culture at Würth they will fire you on the spot while protecting the employee(s) whom are engaging in forms of sexual harassment, whereas, creating an hostile work environment. In addition to, prior to my firing I spoke with Würth Management as to the handling of the situation surrounding the reporting of the complaint and how it was addressed, whereas, throwing us (the contingent employees) under the bus. Inotherwords, nothing you say at Würth's (i,e, Wurth Electronik Group) Dayton, Ohio Branch on the issue (s) of sexual harassment will not prompt any forms of immediate actions while falling on death ears when employees and/or contingent employees report sexual harassment in the work place. At Würth Dayton the very employee (s) complained of, will not be disciplined, nor fired for repeated conduct. The culture at Würth Dayton is trying to preserve their culture of its Ok to "sexual harass" your co-workers as long as you don't expose anyone whom engage in any forms of sexual harassment. My question here is how other major companies such as Diamler Trucks North America, LLC (which is a Diamler Company (German) whom has electronic components contracts with Würth Elektronik and its USA based subsidiary) deal with the issue(s) of sexual harassment in the work place as opposed to just outright firing the "whistle blower" in order to conceal the reporting of any and all allegation and claims of sexual harassment. Secondly, how would Equipment Manufacturer, Bob Cat Headquarted in West Fargo, North Dakota (An American Company (whom is currently engaging in plans to invest approximately $180k of its own funds to set up one food like assembly line at the Würth Dayton facility beginning in January of 2018, and the completion of three additional lines in 2019 If Würth can prove that it can handle approximately 70k units in year 2018.) deal with the issues of sexual harassment as mentioned above. I must say that you cannot turn a blind eye on any form of sexual harassment. You simply can't condone that type of behavior or conduct whether as an individual or company in the work place as a whole. The moral of this story is, that I was a voice for my daughter (whom also was fired for absolutely no reason at all), and other women at Würth Dayton who may be vulnerable and in fear of losing their jobs, due to ongoing forms of sexual harassment within the sexually charged atmosphere and environment at Würth Dayton. The subject of sexual harassment arose when I was called into the manager of manufacturing office, and was asked how I, (at the time a contingent employee) felt about becoming a permanent employee at Würth Dayton. I was further asked "what were my thought's about the company at Würth Dayton, with general and open conversation." I expressed my thoughts and opinion openly and honestly. "I was then ask what was my daughter's thought's, about the company as well." I, clearly expressed that she's Ok, but is feeling very uncomfortable with all of the sexually charged conversations aloud in the production area. Subsequently, and immediately after my in office talk with the mfg manager he goes to the HR. The HR summons my daughter without my knowledge to his office on the matters of the sexually explicit conversations that was communicated in the production area openly amongst Würth Dayton employees. She was unaware of my communications with the mfg manager, whereas, she did not want to cooperate, nor create any problems for herself and no one else. As usual in the fear of losing a job assignment, she reluctantly divulged what the HR who himself already new, and was well aware of the sexually heated and infused talks between Würth employees. As an aftermath Würth Employees started distancing themselves from us like the plague, urging others to watch what you say here they come, and shushing everyone to be quiet because me and my daughter are heading in their direction. Immediately, after her talk with the HR, that we believe we're in confident. Apparently not. Can anyone say blind sided. If I would have foreseen the aftermath of speaking up for women's rights, and not because it's my daughter, I would have kept my mouth shut, had I known that the mfg manager was going to through us under the bus by divulging and leaking the harressment issue to his team as whole. Again, I would have kept my mouth shut. However, it is of my belief and opinion, that women in the work place should not endure, nor be subjective to any forms of sexual harassment. I myself thought that Würth Dayton as it appears should be a professional environment, to work in, not a High School of grown Adults acting in a very unprofessional manner. More importantly there is an elderly lady, that is old enough to be my grandmother/great grandmother that too works in the production area. Clearly, no respect for her either. Finally, after this mornings concern, as to why was a Würth Employee ranting with a loud tone ("If ya'll don't like the way I talk then we can address and handle this right now") directly behind my work station clearly proves that when making allegations of sexual harassment Würth Dayton provides no confidentiality to its employees or contingent employees when issues of sexual harassment arises. Ethically and legally Würth Dayton has dropped the ball on labor relations. Sorry, to say my daughter and I was escorted from the building latter to find out that the Vandalia Police were called where Würth Dayton made a police report and statement that I, was going to shoot up the place. We're like where in the hell did that come from. Maybe, just maybe they had concern, that since we don't eat pork toppings on pizza and pork as a whole. Würth employees immediately assumed we were Muslim. Go figure. It was a Bad Day for us, but a good day tomorrow which brings about prosperity.
Check out David Begnaud - he should get Pulitzer for his coverage of Puerto Rico! He should be a member of Foreign Press Association