Book presentation by Aristotelis Sarrikostas

Aristotelis Sarrikostas, honorary member of FPA and former photographer for the Associated Press (AP), presented his book “Living Dangerously” – 40 years as a Press Photographer, exclusively to FPA members and friends, on Monday, February 25th.

Book presentation by German historian Karl Heinz Roth

German historian Karl Heinz Roth presented his new book, co-written with Hartmut Rubner «The Reparations Debt: Obligations of Occupation in Greece and Europe», exclusively to FPA members, on Wednesday, February 13th.

Briefing by Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos to FPA members

Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Giorgos Katrougalos briefed exclusively FPA members, on Thursday, February 7th.

 

Presentation of a tax policy proposal by Miranda Xafa, Greece’s former representative at the IMF

Miranda Xafa, Greece’s former representative at the IMF, presented a tax policy proposal,  prepared for the Center for Liberal Studies (KEFiM) “Markos Dragoumis”, on Monday, February 4th.

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.