26 March 2018
On the 100th day since the arrest of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, the National Press Club of Australia joins its counterparts in clubs throughout Asia calling for their immediate release.
The two journalists were engaged in normal reporting activities, and had not committed any wrongdoing. All charges against them should…
24 April 2016
Tibet remains the most intriguing and tightly controlled region in China today. While foreign media outlets were granted some limited access to the Tibet Autonomous Region in 2015, China still rejected roughly three-quarters of the reporters who sought permission to visit last year, according to a new survey by the Foreign Correspondents Club of…
30 November 2015
The FCCC is deeply concerned by the attempts to intimidate one of our members following publication of an article related to terrorism and Xinjiang.
The correspondent of L'Obs, Ursula Gauthier, has been the subject of two inflammatory editorials in the Global Times, attacking her by name. This state-controlled paper then allowed thousands…
02 September 2015
On Wednesday 2 September 2015, President of the National Press Club of Australia, Laurie Wilson stated "I'm Laurie Wilson, I'm President of the National Press Club of Australia, and before we hear from our guest today there's just a few words I'd like to say about one of our members, in fact an honorary life member of this club and our official…
14 August 2015
International Association of Press Clubs expresses its deepest concern over the situation in the Republic of Azerbaijan, where freedom of speech is severely restricted. We call upon the authorities of this country to ensure proper working conditions and safety of journalists as their profession is a public service mission. We demand release of the…
27 May 2015
China's importance in current affairs continues to grow, and foreign journalists' efforts to chronicle the important events and changes have kept pace. Unfortunately, getting access to the news in China is not getting any easier. Official harassment, obstruction and intimidation of foreign correspondents and their local staff remain serious problems.
17 April 2015
The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Hong Kong expresses its grave concern to the Chinese authorities at the conviction of 71-year-old journalist Gao Yu on the charges of leaking state secrets to foreign media. The seven-year jail sentence is unwarranted and particularly harsh for an elderly woman who is already in frail health and requires medication.
01 April 2015
We note with grave alarm that our colleagues at The Malaysian Insider (TMI), including the publisher of The Edge Media Group, have been arrested by police apparently to aid investigations over a report published on March 25 concerning the Conference of Rulers and a proposal to amend laws concerning Islamic law.
We in no way vouch for the…
03 March 2015
The FCCC has compiled the results of this year's annual survey* of its members' visa issues, based on your experiences over the course of 2014 and during the visa renewal season at the end of the year. We received 126 responses; thank you for your help.
In general, the visa renewal process went more smoothly this year than last, when New…
03 February 2015
The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan condemns in the strongest terms the murders of journalist Kenji Goto and his friend Haruna Yukawa by the group known as Islamic State. Our hearts go out to their families and friends, and to the Japanese people.
We demand that all parties in international conflicts, whether they be states or non-state…
21 January 2015
Japan National Press Club strongly protests against the Islamic State Extremist Group's threat to kill two Japanese citizens, one of them, a reporter taken as hostage while on work, unless the ransom is paid by the Japanese government.
We call for their unharmed and immediate release.
We would not tolerate heinous acts for demanding…
08 January 2015
The Asia-Pacific Association of Press Clubs expresses its shock at the terrorist attack on the office of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris.
We express our solidarity and condolences with the bereaved families who lost their family members.
The murderers and their extremist ideology…
09 January 2015
The Foreign Correspondents Club of China held a tribute to the murdered journalists and the magazine on Thursday evening.
The Bookworm, where the event was held, was jam-packed.
09 January 2015
We, the undersigned, Japanese and foreign journalists working in Japan, condemn unreservedly the murderous attack on the offices of the French magazine, Charlie Hebdo, in Paris on Wednesday.
Japan, which has also suffered extremist violence, understands well the shock and pain inflicted by such acts. We regard it as the right and duty…
09 January 2015
National Press Club of Mongolia, Mongolian Journalists' Union and members of the French community hold placards reading "Je Suis Charlie" in Mongolian, French and English languages as they take part in a candlelight vigil at Chinggis Square in Ulaanbaatar on January 9, 2015, in tribute to the victims of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris.…
08 January 2015
Condemning the Attack on Charlie Hebdo and Freedom of Expression
The Foreign Correspondents’ Club vehemently condemns the terrorist attack on the satirical publication Charlie Hebdo in Paris where 12 journalists and cartoonists were killed and others injured. The slayings have again spotlighted the extreme risks journalists…
08 January 2015
The Foreign Correspondents' club of South Asia strongly condemns the act of terrorism by targeting the office of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris. This is a heinous crime against humanity and freedom of speech
Such act of terrorism will not intimidate us from pursuing our job of free reporting and exchange of views.
08 January 2015
The Foreign Correspondents' Club, Hong Kong, is deeply shocked by the killing of 12 people at Charlie Hebdo, the Paris-based satirical weekly. We extend our sincerest condolences to the victims' families, colleagues and friends.
The murderers and their extremist ideology are a threat to press freedom everywhere. Satire and parody are fundamental…
10 October 2014
Please see the statement by the Japan National Press Club regarding the indictment of Tatsuya Kato former Seoul Bureau Chief of the Sankei Newspapers.
26 August 2014
The Asia-Pacific Federation of Press Clubs is shocked and outraged by the barbaric murder of American journalist James Foley at the hands of the group calling themselves Islamic State in Iraq & Syria (IS).
We express our deepest sympathy to the Foley family and call on governments everywhere to take all action possible to enable journalists…
10 July 2013
The past year has seen unprecedented examples of investigative journalism by western reporters in China. Unfortunately, the Chinese government has increasingly resorted to threats and intimidation against foreign media, according to the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China's annual "Reporting Conditions" survey of its members, and its review of incidents reported over the last 12 months.
The Foreign Correspondents' Club of China(FCCC) survey, carried out in May 2013, found that 98 percent of respondents do not think reporting conditions in China meet international standards, and 70 percent feel conditions have worsened or stayed the same as the year before. Only three respondents say they think things are getting better; the rest…
25 June 2014
At every level of the saga involving Peter Greste, Canadian-Egyptian bureau chief Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed the actions of Egyptian authorities have been unconscionable.
In the extraordinarily extended "trial" not a shred of evidence was produced in support of the charges against the journalists.
04 December 2013
The International Association of Press Clubs had called on Ukrainian authorities to stop use of force against journalists and media workers.
View the letter from the International Association of Press Clubs to the President and the Prime Minister of Ukraine HERE
27 May 2013
The Asia Pacific Association of Press Clubs (APAPC) was launched at the Foreign Correspondent's Club of Hong Kong in November 2012.
The concept for the association was born at the International Association of Press Clubs (IAPC) annual global assembly in Australia in 2011.
An association of Press Clubs within the Asian Pacific region, promoting freedom of press, partnerships among clubs and further opportunities for working media internationally, was created to complement…