Experts Briefing on Macedonia Issue

Professors Aggelos Syrigos and Ioannis Armakolas briefed FPA members about the Agreement and the Macedonian issue, on Monday January 21.

Christmas drinks

Christmas drinks evening for members and friends on Dec 14th.

Press Conference of the new Director of the Asylum Service Mr Markos Karavias

The new Director of the Asylum Service Markos Karavias, gave a press conference to FPA members on Thursday, 18 October.

Press Conference of the Governor of Bank of Greece Mr Yannis Stournaras

The Governor of Bank of Greece Mr Yannis Stournaras gave a press conference to FPA members on Tuesday May 22.

Press Conference of New Democracy party chairman Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Opposition leader and New Democracy party chairman Kyriakos Mitsotakis gave a press conference to FPA members, alongside party spokeswoman and member of European Parliament Maria Spyraki on Thursday April 12.

Screening of award-winning “Mosul” documentary

Panel with FPA President Harry Papachristou, film-makers James Jones and Olivier Sarbil, and journalist Nathalie Savaricas/photo credit:Yorgos Karahalis




The FPA had the pleasure to co-host the premiere of Olivier Sarbil’s award-winning documentary “Mosul” in Greece.

In a packed room, dozens of members of the FPA and the Frontline Freeline Register, a UK-based international journalists’ association, watched the film which depicts the battle to retake the Iraqi city from ISIS and how thousands of civilians were caught in the crossfire.

Q&A with audience from left to right: FPA president Harry Papachristou, producer James Jones, director Olivier Sarbil, journalist Nathalie Savaricas / photo credit:Yorgos Karahalis

In the Q&A that followed, Sarbil and co-director James Jones shared their experiences of working in war zones such as Mosul and discussed the challenges of completing such a fly-on-the-wall documentary.

Following the screening, FPA members had the opportunity to meet members of the Frontline Freeline Register, a new and growing part of the international journalistic community in Athens. They are video-journalists and photographers who have recently moved here from nearby countries in which conditions for independent journalism have deteriorated.

Mr Hindreen Mustafa, Minister Plenipotentiary of the Iraqi embassy in Greece also attended the screening which was held at the Bios Romantso cultural center on 27 November 2017.

Christmas drinks, Athens Partnership Presentation

The F.P.A. invited members, colleagues and guests for Christmas drinks on December 20. In a relaxed and collegial atmosphere, it also hosted a presentation by the Athens Partnership, a non-profit carrying out high-impact public-private initiatives in partnership with the Municipality of Athens.

The Athens Partnership’s Executive Director Alexandros Kambouroglou gave a rundown of its 14 major projects and achievements since its 2015 launch with the backing of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. “We come up with real, scalable solutions,” Kambouroglou said.

Other key Athens Partnership officials were also present: Athens Vice Mayor for Migrants, Refugees and Municipal Decentralization Lefteris Papagiannakis; the city’s first Digital Officer Kostas Champidis; as well as Kostis Alketas Oungrinis, Vice Dean of the School of Architectural Engineering at the Technical University of Crete.

The F.P.A. founded in 1916, brings together the foreign press corps operating in Greece and hosts events and press briefings throughout the year.

Upcoming: Christmas drinks & Presentation

We invite our members to grab a Christmas drink and jingle-mingle on Wednesday Dec. 20 at Romantso 8pm onwards. We will also be joined by the Athens Partnership, a non-profit founded in 2015 that carries out high impact public-private initiatives with the City of Athens, for a presentation. This entity was launched in the hope of becoming a catalyst for innovative public programs in Athens by intersecting between city government and private sector partners, leveraging the resources and strengths of both.

The Athens Partnership is now facilitating over a dozen major initiatives in coordination with the Municipality of Athens and global philanthropic leaders. Their work includes education and community development (pictures).

Partners include: Aegean Airlines, Athens International Airport, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Cosmote, Housemarket SA (Ikea), Open Society Foundations, Microsoft, Nokia, The Hellenic Initiative, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Vodafone.











Date: 20 December, 2017

Time: 8pm

Location:Romantso, Anaxagora 3, Athens 10552

Brief presentation by:

Alexandros Kambouroglou, Athens Partnership Executive Director, has served as senior advisor to the Mayor of Athens since 2014. He has also been spearheading Mayor Kaminis’ commitment to public-private collaboration, including leading the city’s strong partnerships with Bloomberg Associates and the creation of the Athens Partnership. Prior to advising the Mayor, Alexandros worked as journalist, producer and managing editor for major Greek and U.S. media outlets, which included NBC News, Greek National Television, Mega Channel and Antenna TV. He holds a BA from Grinnell College and an MS from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Kindly confirm your attendance by e-mail at or phone at 210-3637318.

Upcoming: screening of “Mosul” documentary by award-winning filmmaker Olivier Sarbil

We are pleased to invite you on November 27 to the Greece premiere screening of “Mosul”, a documentary by award-winning filmmaker Olivier Sarbil about the brutal battle over control of the Iraqi city.

The event, to be held at 7.30 pm at the Bios Romantso cultural centre on Anaxagoras St, will be the first screening in Athens of the full-version of the documentary. A short version of “Mosul” has already won the Rory Peck Prize and the Prix Bayeux.

Attendance to the event is free of charge. However, due to limited space, members interested to watch the film are kindly asked to register at the link provided below.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Olivier Sarbil as well as with producer and co-director James Jones. Drinks, nibbles and networking opportunities with fellow journalist members of the Frontline Freelance Register, who have recently arrived in Athens from the Middle East and Africa, will follow.

The Foreign Press Association is proud to be a partner in the event, which is organised by the Frontline Freelance Register with the Frontline Club in London. The Frontline Freelance Register is a members association and a representative body for freelance journalists whose news gathering involves risk.

For details and registration:

Informal brief of three international organizations, the Norwegian Refugee Council, Oxfam and the International Rescue Committee

The F.P.A. organized an informal briefing of three international organizations, the Norwegian Refugee Council, Oxfam and the International Rescue Committee, on Monday, March 13th, 2017.