Information for the media

Media inquiries SDC

Info FDFA telephone service

The FDFA Information telephone service will respond to your calls daily from Monday through Friday from 8.00 to 12.30 and from 13.30 to 18.00. In case of urgent media enquiries outside of normal working hours, we would kindly request you to address yourselves directly to the FDFA Information spokespersons.

Info FDFA weekend emergency on-call service

From Friday, 2 December 2016 at 6.00 p.m. until Monday, 5 December 2016 at 8.00 a.m., please contact Stefan von Below, FDFA Spokesperson at +41 79 723 24 37, stefan.vonbelow@eda.admin.ch.

Regulations concerning accreditation of foreign media representatives

The FDFA accredits members of the media working for foreign media. The accreditation regulations contain information regarding the relevant requirements, procedures, and also the rights and responsibilities of media representatives. They set out the requirements for the accreditation of Swiss or foreign nationals who are professionally active as journalists in Switzerland.

Requirements/eligibility

Representatives of foreign media are journalists or photographers who work for one or more media outlet abroad. Representatives of foreign media also include freelance journalists and photographers who can prove that they work principally and regularly for foreign media outlets.

For the purposes of these regulations, foreign media outlets include foreign-based public and private companies and corporations and press agencies which report regularly on current events in Switzerland and/or the international organisations based there, and whose activities are solely journalistic.

Accreditation requirements have to be submitted at Information FDFA (info@eda.admin.ch) including following forms and documents:

The accreditation is valid for two years. 

The regulations do not apply to journalists accredited to the Federal Palace. For more information please contact the Federal Chancellery (de).