Friday, April 28, 2017

The International Press Association (API) represents foreign journalists accredited to the EU and NATO institutions and defends their professional interests.

API facilitates the work of foreign journalists in Belgium by:

  • Giving them a voice within the European institutions, NATO and other international organisations.
  • Facilitating communication with Belgian authorities on bureaucratic matters.
  • Providing solutions to daily problems foreign journalists face. These can include accreditation, working conditions in the institutions' press rooms, technical issues, relations with spokespersons, and access to meetings and offices.
  • Supporting journalists in need through its Solidarity Fund which helps colleagues facing adverse personal or professional circumstances. 
  • Supplying members with the Belgian Press Card, recognised by the Belgian state institutions. This offers additional benefits such as free transport on SNCB-trains (2nd class) throughout Belgium, 24 hours of free parking at Zaventem airport, 50% discount on Business class on Brussels Airlines and free access to several museums and other venues. 

(Please note – these benefits depend on agreements with our partners that are subject to constant review. API does its best to keep this list up-to-date. However, the association takes no responsibility for subsequent modifications).