Welcome to HIPA

The Hungarian International Press Association (HIPA) is the association of foreign correspondents in Hungary. Our members are foreign journalists working in Hungary, as well as Hungarian journalists who work for foreign newspapers and journalists who work for foreign language Hungarian newspapers.

HIPA is also open to associate members from the diplomatic community as well as from non-governmental organisations (NGO's) and to corporate members.

HIPA'ss working language is English.

The focus of our activities is the organisation of regular meetings with personalities from the Hungarian society and, occasionally, visiting VIP's. Our guests are typically politicians, analysts, scientists or any other person who for one reason or the other might be of interest for our members, be it from the cultural, the social or the financial field. Those meetings are exclusively open to HIPA-members. Once in a while, we also organise one or two day long press trips, generally in cooperation with another organisation.

Almost all HIPA activities are free of charge for our members, the principal exception being the annual dinner.

In addition, HIPA runs a list server that provides our journalist members with regular information about press conferences and other events organizsd by third parties. The list server is also used by members to exchange information and to hold (sometimes very lively) discussions on various topics.

For journalist members HIPA also provides a membership/press card.

Furthermore, we help members to tackle red tape like residence permits and press accreditation.

HIPA was established in 1994. We have some 50 journalist members, 38 associate members (diplomats, NGO's, Cultural Institutes)