The Foreign Correspondent’s club of South Asia elects new committee

New Delhi : The Foreign Correspondent’s club of South Asia elects new committee. The Foreign Correspondent’s Club of South Asia, a premier body of foreign media representatives based in South Asia, has elected a new committee to run club for next two years.

Mr. Juergen Webermann, South Asia Bureau Chief of ARD-German Radio would be the new President while Mr. Sanjay Jha, India Bureau Chief of ITV News has been elected as new Member Secretary of the Club. Before coming to India in 2013, Juergen Webermann worked as an investigative reporter for the North German TV & Radio Network in Hamburg, Germany, writing on many issues, among them the involvement of German banks in the financial meltdown and “Offshore Leaks”, an international cooperation in which Indian Media took part, too.

Mr. Sanjay Jha is the winner of prestigious Gerald Loeb award and has worked with several foreign media outlets including The Guardian, London in the past. Ms. Kate Peters, South Asia Bureau Chief of BBC News has been elected as new Vice President of the Club. Ms. Peters worked as a Moscow bureau chief before she arrived in Delhi. Mr. Anoop Saxena from ARD-German Radio would be new treasurer for the incoming term of 2015-17.

Among other elected members are South Asia Bureau Chief of the New York Times Ms. Ellen Barry, South Asia Bureau Chief of CNN Mr. Ravi Agrawal who managed to get first & only interview with Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, South Asia Bureau Chief of Time Magazine Mr. Nikhil Kumar, South Asia Correspondent of ARD-German Sandra Petersmann, Senior Correspondent of Ria Novosti Ms. Anna Pasyutina, Senior Correspondent of Kyodo News Mr. Pankaj Yadav, Bureau Chief of Thomson Reuters Mr Douglas Busvine and India Producer of ARD-German TV Mr. Sanjay Kumar.

Founded in 1958, The FCC South Asia is an exclusive, high profile club of journalists, who cover India and other countries in the region for the global media. Based in New Delhi, the club has almost 700 members, including about 260 foreign correspondents and photographers, 250+ local journalists from leading Indian Publication, as well as foreign diplomats, lawyers, and people dealing with the media from corporates and NGOs and is the only club of its kind.

The FCC regularly hosts press conferences with prominent personalities which is broadcast live in India and abroad, and are covered extensively by the Indian and foreign media. In addition, FCC events include press conferences, photo exhibits, debates, receptions, film screenings, pub quizzes, book launches, and cricket tournaments.

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