MARALINGA and OPERATION BUFFALO

The currently-televised ABC TV’s “Operation Buffalo”, is a drama series with some well-known actors in a story that takes place in the remote north-western area of South Australia at Maralinga, mainly at an army base where the British carried out nuclear testing in the 1950s-60s. While this series brings dramatic elements, including love and betrayal, […]

Tourism Australia launches “PhilAUSophy”

The distinct and defining character of Australia and of Australians will be celebrated in a new campaign unveiled by Tourism Australia, which will invite the world Down Under to experience first-hand the Australian way of life. Key industry stakeholders were invited to a special preview of the new three-year global campaign,‘Come Live our Philausophy’, which […]

Hiroki Iijima is re-elected President of the FCA

For the third consecutive year, Tokyo Broadcasting System Television (TBS) Reporter, Hiroki Iijima, was elected President of the Foreign Correspondents’ Association (FCA) – Australia & South Pacific. The Japanese Journalist will lead the organisation for the financial year 2019-2020. The Board is also formed by Vice-President Sandip Hor, Treasurer Liz Lacerda, Honorary Secretary April Pressler, […]

AFGHANISTAN – The Views of a Foreign Correspondent

Dieter Herrmann joined the FCA right after his arrival to Australia. He still is correspondent for “Deutsche Welle” and at the same time he works as editor-in-chief for “Die Woche” (“The Week”), Australia’s only German language newspaper. Dieter is one of the few real experts on Afghanistan. His first trip to Afghanistan started in the […]

Foreign Correspondents condemn arrest of French Journalists in Australia

MEDIA STATEMENT Arrest of visiting French Journalists in Queensland The recent arrest of French television correspondent Hugo Clément and his crew during filming near Abbot Point in Queensland is of great concern to every working journalist in Australia – including resident foreign correspondents and members of the Foreign Correspondents’ Association, Australia & South Pacific (FCA). […]

FCA meets Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) in Sydney

The President of the FCA, Hiroki Iijima, and the Vice-President, Sandip Hor, met JNTO Sydney Office Executive Director, Kana Wakabayashi, to discuss a potential partnership between the Japanese Tourism Organisation and the Foreign Correspondents Association in Australia. Iijima and Hor took the opportunity to congratulate JNTO for winning the “Destination Award” at Luxperience 2018, one […]