Any foreign correspondent, photojournalist, cameraperson or producer based in East Africa and/or covering the region or the continent, as well as journalists of regional nationality working for international media, are all eligible to join. There are different tiers of membership fees for staff and freelance correspondents.

Communication officers, press attachés and other communications professionals are invited to become associate members, but cannot vote or  carry a membership card.


  • You need to be a foreign correspondent or work as a journalist for international media and you should normally be based East Africa or regularly covering the region.
  • To join, please present a letter from your employers confirming your position. Membership will not be processed without this
  • Freelancers are asked to present two of their articles, proof of published photographs, internet links to two radio or tv pieces, or a recommendation letter from an editor or producer
  • Information officers, press attachés and other communications professionals can become associate members, excluding the right to vote or to carry a membership card. Again, please bring a letter from your employer confirming your position
  • All joining members will need to submit a passport-size photograph

Fees and how to join

The yearly membership fee for full staff members is KSh4,500. Freelancers pay KSh3,000 and associate members pay KSh3,500. Membership is valid to December 31 each year.

Please sign up or renew using our online REGISTRATION FORM.

You can make payments by cash, cheque or Mpesa (using the PayBill option) – details will appear as you complete your registration. The FCAEA’s Mpesa information is:

Business number: 437920
Account number (name): FCAEA PAY BILL NO -VIA CBA
If you would prefer to sign up in person, please email

To submit your application via email or in person, please download the form here.

For any further information, or if you have questions, please contact the FCAEA Administrator on or the FCAEA Board on The Chair can be reached on