International Press Center (IPC)

IPC logo

The International Press Center (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.

Please note, that due to the exceptional situation caused by coronavirus, the IPC’s premises in Kanavakatu are closed.

Contact information

Contact person: Ms Hanni Hyvärinen
Tel. +358 295 350 196
Email address: presscenter@formin.fi
Visiting address: Kanavakatu 3 C 
Postal address: P.O. Box 176, 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 176, 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

Abdel Munem Salem Adil
Al Mayadeen Satellite Media Network
Helsinki, Finland 
Mobile phone: +358 41 708 44 87
s.alobaidy(at)almayadeen.net
alobaidy.salam(at)gmail.com

Amarouche Hamza
Freelancer
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 40 514 1082
hamza.amarouche(at)gmail.com

Asante Raymond
News management, Public Relations, Communications, And Event Facilitation
www.westafrikansource.com
Mobile phone: +358469452920
rasante16(a)gmail.com

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

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

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

Boucher, Philippe
Freelancer

Bouhjar, Mohammed
Agence Maghreb

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Chenguang, Bian
Guang Ming Daily

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

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

Demir, And
Anadolu Agency

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Erchova, Natalia
Media Comnatel Oy

 

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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

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

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

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Ijiri Younes
SUA Press
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 44 239 7762
ijiriyounes(at)gmail.com

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

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Kalve Mati

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

Karom Rachid
Finland Correpondent
Moroccan News Agency / Maghreb Arab Presse
Mobile phone: +358 40 8586934
dichar2015(at)gmail.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

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Laikola Leo
Bloomberg News
Helsinki, Finland

Phone: +358 925166426  
llaikola(at)bloomberg.net  

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

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

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

Paju, Imbi
Freelancer

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
Freelance 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

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

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Saltne Jamel 
Freelancer
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 443656267
jamel.saltne(at)gmail.com

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

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

 

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Tanner Jari

The Associated Press (AP)
Helsinki, Finland & Tallinn, Estonia
News Reporter/Nordic & Baltic region
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
Freelance

Tekten, Sibel
HaberFin
Jyväskylä, Finland
haberfin(at)gmail.com

Tekten, Tarkan
HaberFin
Jyväskylä, Finland
haberfin(at)gmail.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-Helsinki, Albanian Press
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 50 548 2854
lilverdha(at)gmail.com

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Wolff Reinhard
Die Tageszeitung
Kvillsfors, Sweden
Mobile phone: +46 73 6265348

reinhardw(at)gmail.com

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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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Zengin Tülin 
Freelancer
Hyvinkää, Finland
rtulinzengin(at)gmail.com

Zhang Zhiyong

Guangming Daily
Helsinki, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 44 9368271
gmrbzhang(at)163.com

 

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Updated: 20.08.2020