Welcome to the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Australia and the South Pacific. Established in 1985 by a small group of journalists based in Sydney, the FCA has played a key role in helping correspondents perform their job effectively and keeping the rest of the world informed about the people and issues making news in the region. At a time when freedom of expression and independent journalism is often under threat, our members pride themselves on keeping the beacon of free speech alight and telling it how it is.


We have a busy calendar of newsworthy and social events. FCA regularly invites experts in the field of politics, business, academics, Indigenous affairs and civil society from around Australia and beyond as guest speakers. We also host social get-togethers and dinners, which offer a great opportunity for members, their families and friends to network.


As Foreign Correspondents, covering the news with a reporter’s quest for accuracy and eye for detail is what we do best. This section contains articles on FCA’s activities: media briefings, trip reports and social events. It also features the `story’ behind the story and delves into the finer points of how a particular happening is reported differently in world media.