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Professionalism and creativity in journalism

Our specialized teams lead in professional and creative journalism working in Africa and in the diaspora.

We provide unique creative news by bringing journalist across the globe together.


We make sure all major news interactions across Africa are well represented from Print, to radio from TV to web.


We provide access and accreditation to our members in a wide variety of events in Africa.


Journalism is what maintains democracy. It's the force for progressive social change.

The Foreign Press Association, Africa, FPAA is a Pan African organization registered and domiciled in Kenya under the Societies Act as a non-profit membership organization for all journalists covering Africa for the international media in Africa and in the diaspora.

Its members include bureau chiefs, editors, producers, stringers, reporters, photojournalists, video journalists, correspondents, camerapersons, filmmakers, communication specialists, higher institutions of learning and other media professionals.

The FPAA’s philosophy is Pan African, objective and non-partisan.

Journalists Rights
Journalists Rights
Fight for the rights and protection of all journalists working and covering Africa for the international media.

We are well represented in Africa and across the globe.

We are the leader in advocating for an objective, balanced and fair coverage of Africa, ensuring a conducive working environment for all journalists working for the international media in Africa, fighting for the rights and protection of these journalists on the continent as well as providing a platform to facilitate and enhance regular cutting-edge trainings, fellowships, internships and scholarships for professional competence.

FPAA representation is based on the five UN and AU Africa sub-regions. The cities of the five sub-regions serve also as the regional offices of the Association.

The five UN sub-regions:

  • Eastern Africa: Nairobi: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania, Mauritius, Mozambique, South Sudan, Rwanda, Somalia, Seychelles.
  • Central Africa: Yaounde: Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, DRC, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, São Tomé and Príncipe.
    • West Africa: Abuja:Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo.
    • Southern Africa: Johannesburg:Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
    • North Africa: Cairo: Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Algeria.


    —London, UK.

    — New York, US.

    — Berlin, Germany.

    Each region has a representative on the board.

Media Development.

With our partners, we mentor and train journalists in various disciplines such as security, gender responsiveness and conflict-sensitive situations, safety and protection in the line of duty.

We continuously build the capacity of our journalists through focused topical trainings and workshops and facilitate access to members-only materials necessary for knowledge building.

Press Freedom and Advocacy.

We keep track and document reports of harassment, complaints, threats, assaults,  and violations and danger journalists face on the continent and respond timeously.

We monitor coverage of people, issues and trends relevant to Africa and advocate for better coverage of issues impacting our members.

We have a well-thought out system to measure the outcomes of our advocacy strategies across the continent.

24/7 Membership News Sources Directory

With our accessible members-only updated comprehensive contact database of news sources across various fields on the continent and in the diaspora, through a click, our members are able to do their work with so much ease without worrying which experts or government officials to contact.


We offer opportunities for our members to network with their peers, industry actors in both local and international events, town halls, workshops and annual conferences such as annual gala dinner which takes place in a city that is celebrated for advancing press freedom and media viability.

Job Opportunities
We secure more hiring and promotions for our members in leading media organizations using our rich network through our job databases.
Through our established jobs service that aims to match prospective candidates with positions available in the job market, we use our vast networks to communicate opportunities to our members.

We offer media accreditation to all our members (Television, Photo, Radio, Print, Film) to attend national and international events. For our members in the communications sector, we offer unique membership cards.

24/7 Members-only resources.

We offer to our members an unlimited access to reports, research and scholarly materials and other publications about the media industry to help them get informed on what is happening in the industry.

Through our social platforms, on a daily basis we track what is happening around the world be it high-level meetings, upcoming events, releases, press invites, gigs, scholarships, fellowships and other professional career-related opportunities for our members to tap in.

Peer to Peer Reviews

Our bi-monthly Networking Meet-ups,  Town Hall meetings, Networking Dinners and the Annual Gala Dinner as well as our Annual General Assembly provide our members with unending networking opportunities, and a platform to share emerging issues in the industry.


Board Members

We have team of highly effective professionals drawn from across the continent that give their all for the betterment of our professional organization.

Kennedy Wandera
Board Chair (Kenya)
Kennedy Wandera
Sophie Mokoena
Vice Chair. (South Africa)
Sophie Mokoena
Douglas Okwatch
Secretary. (Kenya)
Douglas Okwatch
Ruth Nesoba
Chair, Financial Oversight Committee. (Kenya)
Ruth Nesoba

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