International Press Center (IPC)

IPC logo

The International Press Centre (IPC) in Helsinki provides services to visiting journalists and resident foreign correspondents and helps them in networking.  The IPC is part of the Unit for Communications on Current Affairs at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

Several international newspapers and online news services of the Finnish News Agency (STT) are available. The IPC Manager can help reporters to obtain interviews or meet people in Finland.

The IPC is equipped with

  • internet connection

  • a photocopier

  • a television

  • a telephone booth for phone interviews

  • lockers

Accreditation of foreign correspondents

If you are a foreign correspondent wishing to work in Finland, you can apply for accreditation by email. When in Finland, you need to visit the Unit for Communications on Current Affairs at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in person. The application is processed by the Manager of the IPC.

Please fill in the accreditation form and email it to the Ministry together with the following attachments

  • copy of your passport photo page and visa

  • copy of international press card

  • original letter of assignment from your editor-in-chief

  • clips of/ links to recently published work

  • your CV

  •  recent photograph

The application is presented to the Director of the Unit, who sends it to the Security Police for approval. After that the Unit for Communications on Current Affairs orders a press card for you. The card is first issued for one year and later for two years at a time.

The press card entitles you to use the office premises and facilities of the IPC and receive press releases and invitations meant for media representatives.

The press card identifies its holder as a journalist working for international media and allows access to official press briefings and other media events or official visits.

Contact information

Contact person: Ms Rim Mezian
Tel. +358 295 351905
Email address: presscenter@formin.fi
Visiting address: Kanavakatu 3 C 
Postal address: P.O. Box 481, FI-00023 Government, Finland  

International Press Center Helsinki
Visiting address: Kanavakatu 3 C, Helsinki 
Reception: Kanavakatu 3 C (Department for Communications) 
Postal address: P.O. Box 450, FI-00023 Government, Finland 

Foreign Correspondents accredited with IPC

International Press Center (IPC)
MFA, Finland

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Ahola Reijo
New Horizons
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 400 704 772
reijo.ahola(at)ostromedia.fi

Amarouche Hamza
Freelancer
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 44 952 5681
hamza.amarouche(at)gmail.com

Asante Raymond
West African Source website
Oulu, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 401804461 
rasante16(at)gmail.com

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Bhuiyan Nurer Zaman
Freelancer
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 45 15865714
sangbad21(at)gmail.com

Bian, Chenguang
Guang Ming Daily
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 44 9208839
biancg2012(at)zoho.com

Bogdanov Evgeny
Fontanka
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 40 3600136
evgenie.bogdanov(at)publicist.com

Bouhjar Mohammed
Agence Maghreb Arabe Presse
Helsinki, Finland
mbouhjar85(at)hotmail.com
Mobile phone: 045 8905688

Burmistrova Nina
Itar-Tass News Agency Russia
Phone: +358 9 601877
Mobile phone: +358 50 5914559
nina.itar-tass(at)mail.ru

Butcher Asa Marc
FutuVision Media & Ovi
Tampere, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 40 570 2899
asa.butcher(at)gbtimes.com

Bürkel Jürgen
G + F Gruber & Fischer Verlagsgesellschaft
Espoo, Finland
Phone: +358 9 2560 720
juergen.buerkel(at)welho.com

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Cser Attila
Duna Television Hungary &
Reuters Television
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 50 460 3578
atti(at)profihun.fi

D

Dalkilic Bilal
Freelancer, Cihan News Agency Turkey
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 400 990 991
dalkilic7(at)hotmail.com

de Anna Luigi
Freelancer, Secolo d'Italia S.r.l.
Turku, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 40 842 7046
deanna(at)utu.fi

Dolgopolova Alena
Freelancer
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 50 3690000
alena.dolgopolova(at)gmail.com

E

Erchova Natalia
Media Comnatel Oy
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 40 567 4295
natalia.erchova(at)gmail.com

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Farooq Arshad
Correspondent Scandinavia
AAJ TV / MODEL MAG
Uusimaa, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 41 470 3304
arshadfarooq98(a)gmail.com

Filks Ilze 
Reuters News
Stockholm, Sweden
Mobile phone: +46 707 211 070
ilze.filks(at)thomsonreuters.com

Frigo Jean-Pierre 
Freelancer
Turku, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 400 51 67 50
jpfrigoconsultants(at)gmail.com, jean-piere.frigo(at)voltaire.fi
 

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Galán Juanjo
Agencia EFE
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 50 541 9084
efehelsinki(at)yahoo.es

Ghafouri Kambiz
Freelancer
Jyväskylä, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 40 7687600
kambiz.ghafouri(at)gmail.com

H

Haddad Yousif
Freelancer
Vantaa, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 41 501 6970
yousifali70(at)hotmail.com

Heick Gunilla
Freelancer
Fakse Ldp., Denmark
Phone: +45 56 71 69 82
gunill(at)heick.nu

Heiskanen Ville
Bloomberg News
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 40 580 4293
rvheiskanen(at)bloomberg.net

Helenius Henrik
Freelancer
Avisenes Nyhetsbyrå
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 40 707 1084
helenius.henrik(at)gmail.com

Hourani Georges
Freelancer
Aljazeera & MBC
Lahti, Finland 
Mobile phone: +358 44 2004 111
e-mail: georgeshourani(at)yahoo.com

Humphreys Patrick
European Business Monthly & Discover the Baltic
Helsinki, Finland
pat.helsinki(at)gmail.com

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Jacobsen Andreas
Freelancer
Kouvola, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 40 838 7700
andreas.jacobsen(at)luukku.com

Jones, Andrew
Gbtimes and Futuvision Media Oy
Tampere, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 44 0822182
jones.andrew.w.(at)gmail.com

Jung Kyoung Hwa
Chosunilbo, correspondent for Finland
Mobile phone: +358 45 218 37330
hwa(at)chosun.com

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Kajanne Kirsti
Freelancer
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 40 732 1436
kajanne.kirsti(at)gmail.com

Kalve Mati
Freelancer
Eesti Päevaleht
Estniska Dagbladet
Vantaa, Finland
Mobile phone: +46 70 356 1827, + 372 55 610 611
matkal(at)hot.ee

Kauranen Anne
Agence France-Presse, correspondent for Finland
Helsinki, Finland
Phone: +358 9 687 46546
anne.kauranen(at)afp.com

Keller Urs Oskar
Freelancer
The PRess
Landschlacht, Switzerland
Mobile phone: +41 76 346 97 33
info(at)urs-ok.ch

Khatib Abdulamir
Freelancer
Universal Colours
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 44 333 3663
khatibabdulamir(at)hotmail.com

Kudrin Oleg
Ukrinform, National News Agency of Ukraine
Riga, Latvia
olviku777(at)gmail.com

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Laikola Leo
Bloomberg News
Helsinki, Finland
llaikola(at)bloomberg.net  

Lee-Niinioja Hee Sook
Freelancer
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 40 537 4312
leeheesookn(at)gmail.com

Lehikoinen-Stedt Karita
Freelancer
Sveriges Television & Yleisradio
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 40 774 1513
karita.lehikoinen-stedt(at)yle.fi

Li Jizhi
Xinhua News Agency China
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 40 525 7321
xinhuahelsinki@gmail.com

Libermann Rebecca
Freelancer
ZDF, ARD, This is Finland
Helsinki, Finland 
Mobile phone: +358 40 728 9143
rebecca.libermann(at)gmail.com

Liilua Dia
The National Iraqi News Agency NINA
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 452001513
dia.liilua@gmail.com  

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Makoveychuk Ljudmila
Kinovia
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 40 816 4802
kino.tv.via(at)gmail.com

Meinert Ljubov
Uspeh Media
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 50 36172 72
meinert.ljubov(at)gmail.com

Meinert Nikolai
Uspeh Media
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 50 511 0764
nikolai.meinert(at)gmail.com

Muravin Gennadi
Eesti Raadio
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Helsinki, Finland 
Mobile phone: +358 50 532 7935
gennadi.muravin(at)gmail.com

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Niinistö Juhani
Freelancer, Xinhua
Helsinki, Finland
Phone: +358 9 42893021
news(at)ulkomaanmedia.net

Nisula Katri
Sisuradio, Sveriges Radio, correspondent for Finland
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 40 719 9628

katri.nisula(at)sr.se

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Okere Nnanna Victor 
Freelancer
The Niche Newspaper Nigeria
Vaasa, Finland
Mobile phone: +358
46 8474 258
okere_nnanna(at)yahoo.com


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Pagni John
Freelancer
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 40 5050 939
john.pagni(at)gmail.com

Pennanen Veronika
New Horizons
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 40 5929 700
veronika.pennanen(at)ostromedia.fi

Pilyar Irina
Kinovia
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 46 546 3312
kino-via(at)yandex.ru

Pohjanpalo Kati
Helsinki Bureau Chief
Bloomberg News
Phone: +358 9 25122678
kpohjanpalo(at)bloomberg.net

Pucheglazov Artem
Finnish correspondent for russian news agency RIA Novosti
Vantaa, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 442 435558
a.pucheglazov(at)rian.ru
 

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Rampazzo Alessandro
Freelancer, photojournalist
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 41 3661578
alessandro.rampaz(at)gmail.com

Ranks Konstantins
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 50 553 1737
ranks_tmi(at)yahoo.com

Riikonen Maria Sheila
Freelancer
ABS-CBN Europe
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 044 9895818
sheila.riikonen(at)gmail.com

Rosendahl Jussi
Reuters News
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile Phone: +358 408406248
jussi.rosendahl(at)reuters.com

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Sahin Yavuz
Freelancer
Zaman Newspaper Turkey
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 46 634 4686
yavuz.sahin25(at)gmail.com

Sains Ariane
Freelancer
The Economist 
Sweden
Tel: +46 8 669 43 25
Mobile phone: +46 72 234 91 53
jmail.2(at)aol.com

Saltne Jamel 
Freelancer
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 443656267
Jamel.Saltne@gmail.com

Sawiris Azer
Freelancer
Egyptian Television
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 40 811 3533
azer.sawiris(at)yahoo.com

Shilov Andrey
Freelancer
Current Time Channel
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 40 8267226
and.shilov(at)gmail.com

Simma Paul-Anders
Safi Oy
Kilpisjärvi, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 40 547 5330
simma(at)safi.nu

Snyder Rusty
Freelancer
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 41 513 7548
rustysnyder123(at)gmail.com

Soto Adrián
Freelancer
El País
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 44 540 3772
adsotoster(at)gmail.com

Standish Reid
Freelancer
Foreign Policy Magazine
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 45 1124335
reidstandish(at)gmail.com

Stangl Andreas
Austria Presse Agentur APA
Phone: +43 699 1311 1001
andreas.stangl(at)apa.at

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Tabakov Alexey
Novosti Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 40 462 9714
alex.tabakov(at)mail.ru

Tabakov Igor
Novosti Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 44 9299970
editor(at)novosti-helsinki.com

Tabakova Irina
Novosti Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 45 879 88768
oy12chairs(at)yandex.ru

Tanner Jari
The Associated Press (AP)
Helsinki, Finland & Tallinn, Estonia
Mobile phone: +358 50 359 4374 (Finland)
Mobile phone: +372 580 864 72 (Estonia)
jtanner(at)ap.org
jari.tanner(at)jippii.fi

Technau Claudius
Freelancer
Der Spiegel, APA,  ARD
Helsinki, Finland
Phone and telefax: +358 9 757 0883
Mobile phone: +358 40 534 3965
claudius.technau(at)kolumbus.fi

Teetor Violetta
Freelancer
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 50 511 6707
violettateetor(at)gmail.com

Tiessalo Raine
Bloomberg News
Helsinki, Finland
Phone: +358 9 2512 2684
rtiessalo(at)bloomberg.net

Torretta Paolo 
Novella 2000 Italy
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 40 732 2207
paolo.torretta(at)hotmail.com

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Udroiu Denisa
Freelancer
Romanian National Radio
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 45 6385 302
denisa_udroiu(at)yahoo.com

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Verdha Liliana
ATA-RTV
Albanian Press
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 50 548 2854
lilverdha(at)gmail.com

Viktorsson Sören
Medievärlden
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 50 563 6812
soren(at)welho.com

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Wolff Reinhard
Die Tageszeitung
Kvillsfors, Sweden
Mobile phone: +46 7381 74714
reinhard.wolff(at)home.se

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Yoshizumi Tetsuo
The Sekai Nippo, Japan
Espoo, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 40 964 1195
yoshizumi(at)worldtimes.co.jp

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Zafer Hakan
Freelancer
Helsinki, Finland
hakanzafer(a)hotmail.com

Zengin Tulin 
Freelancer
Uusimaa, Finland
rtulinzengin@gmail.com

Zhang Xuan
Xinhua News Agency China
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 45 145 1915 
zhangxuan(at)xinhua.org

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Österberg Ingalill
Freelancer
Alkohol & Narkotika
Helsinki, Finland
Phone: +358 9 179 595
arioso28(at)yahoo.com

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Updated: MFA /IPC /January 5, 2018