ANNOUNCEMENT – ANGELOS TZORTZINIS

Athens, 1st December 2015

The board of the Foreign Press Association of Greece would like to congratulate FPA member Angelos Tzortzinis for receiving Time magazine’s award for best news agency photographer in 2015 for his work on covering the refugee crisis in Greece.

Angelos has worked as a freelancer for the Agence France Presse since 2007 as well as for other media such as the New York Times, covering news in many parts of the Middle East but also in Ukraine. He has been a member of the FPA since 2012.

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ANNOUNCEMENT – BRIAN WILLIAMS

Athens, 9th February 2015

The Foreign Press Association of Greece expresses its deepest condolences to the family of Brian Williams, distinguished and beloved colleague, with great presence and sensibility, who died of cancer on Saturday, February 7th. He would have been 70 in three weeks’ time.

Known affectionately as Digger, he left his journalistic mark and a trail of happy memories wherever he went. He worked in London, New Delhi, New York, Saigon, Sydney, Tokyo and more besides. He was a veteran and joined Reuters in 1969.

He started his carreer by coverring the Vietnam War. In New York, he was media news editor for the Americas, then worked in Tokyo as chief correspondent for Japan and North Korea, followed by London as chief correspondent for Britain and Ireland.

He was Olympics editor-in-charge for Sydney 2000. Four years later he organized coverage of the 2004 Games in Athens and afterwards stayed on in Greece. He loved our country and its beauties so much that he married in Athens and stayed in Greece with his wife, Aliki, enjoying retirement from 2005.

Brian Williams was a member of F.P.A. for about 13 years.

There will be a memorial service in London at a date to be announced.

The F.P.A. Executive Council

ATTACK AT THE CHARLIE HEBDO MAGAZINE

Athens, 8 January 2015

The Foreign Press Association of Greece expresses its abhorrence and condemnation over the cold-blooded murder of twelve people at the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris on January 7. Nine of the victims were journalists.

The attack on the publication is an attack on the liberty of the Press and democratic principles of free speech and can find no justification in religion or ideology.

The Foreign Press Association of Greece extends its deepest condolences to the families of the victims and to the French press community.

The F.P.A. Executive Board

ARREST OF TURKISH JOURNALISTS

Athens, 16 December 2014

The Foreign Press Association of Greece is deeply concerned by the violent raids against the offices of Turkish media organizations and the arrests of journalists.

These actions are against freedom of expression and are harming the normal functioning of the press.

We hope that the prisoners will be released immediately.

The F.P.A. Executive Board

COMPLAINT REGARDING VIOLENCE AGAINST JOURNALISTS

Athens, July 4, 2014

The Foreign Press Association of Greece condemns today’s violent attack against two photojournalists by participants in a protest by Golden Dawn party supporters outside the Athens Court of Appeal.

The F.P.A. invites the Public Order Ministry to take whatever measures are necessary to protect the constitutional right of the freedom of the press, shield media workers from such violent attacks and identify the perpetrators.

The F.P.A. Executive Board