SERVICES FOR JOURNALISTS
Interviews and Backgrounders
The Press and Information Section of the Delegation of the European Union (EU) is often the first port of call for journalists reporting on affairs related to the EU. It seeks to keep the mass media informed on the working of the EU Institutions in as open, transparent and accessible way as possible.
Journalists may call on the Press and Information Section to arrange interviews with the Head of the EU Delegation or visiting European officials and to obtain background information about a specific subject of interest. Journalists planning to go on a one-off assignment to any of the Institutions of the EU can also obtain from the EU Delegation an information pack containing a practical guide for visiting journalists and useful information about the EU.
Press Releases and Speeches
Press releases issued by the EU Delegation and key speeches relevant to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam are automatically distributed by fax and/or e-mail to most media in the two countries. In addition, the EU Delegation immediately makes this information accessible on-line on the All News page of the EU Delegation website. Journalists who would like to be included in the fax/e-mail distribution list should inform the EU Delegation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Press releases and speeches by the Brussels-based Directorate General Press and Communication – the official mouthpiece of the European Commission (EC) in its relations with the media – are accessible free-of-charge from the Rapid database. Whereas summaries of the day's news items, presented during the daily press briefings in Brussels, are also accessible at the Midday Express. To obtain documents from the Rapid database and the Midday Express, access the internet at: http://europa.eu/press_room/
Journalists Training on European Affairs
The EU Delegation provides opportunities for journalists/media representatives from Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam to participate in a group or an individually-tailored visit programme to Institutions of the EU. Its aim is to provide first-hand understanding of the EU's goals, policies, people and the different cultures of the 28 EU Member States. Travel and subsistence costs are met by the EU Delegation. Interested journalists should contact the EU Delegation's Press and Information Section for further details.
For more information, please contact the Press and Information Section staff at email@example.com