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Who we are

The DPAAL Board:



  • Mr. Federico Bianchi, Head of press, media and cultural affairs - Embassy of Italy
  • Mrs. Natasa Maric, First counsellor for political affairs and media - Embassy of Serbia
  • Mr. Gvidas Venckaitis, Press and communication officer - Embassy of Lithuania

A number of colleagues have kindly offered to serve on a Liaison Committee. They will liaise with colleagues and the media in their various regions and will assist the office holders in executing the various activities of DPAAL.

The Liaison Committee volunteers

  • Mr. Nadeem Qadir, Bangladesh High Commission
  • Ms. Mercedes Osma-Peralta, Embassy of Colombia
  • Mrs. Dimitra Panagiotopoulou, Embassy of Greece
  • Mrs. Vali Staicu, Romanian Embassy
  • Joana Loureiro, Embassy of Portugal

we are

A 2008 established club for Foreign Press Attachés, founded by Ms. Cristina-Narcisa Nita, Embassy of Romania. Its official launch was on the 4th of March 2010 at the Commonwealth House, in London, in an event organised with the Foreign Press Association (FPA) and kindly sponsored by the South African Tourism Office.

Presidents Emeritus

Mrs. Maria Monteiro, Press and Political Affairs Attaché, Embassy of Portugal (2013-2016)

Mrs. Cristina-Narcisa Nita, Press Attaché, Embassy of Romania (2011-2013)

Mr. Niall Wilkins, First Secretary, South African High Commission (2009-2011)