Association Profile

Association Profile

The DPV Deutscher Presse Verband – Verband für Journalisten e.V. (German Press and Journalists Federation) is the non-union journalist association with the largest number of professional members in Germany. It was founded more than 30 years ago.

Association for Professional Journalists

The organization supports the belongings of approx. 7.500 journalists. These members of the DPV reach millions of media consumers. They are working in all fields of journalism. Only a full time journalist can become a member of the Federation. Our members are competent journalists and other representatives of the whole communication spectrum like editors, photo reporters, producers, film directors and -reporters, press photographers, authors, publishers, press-spokesmen, news-services as well as top executives of television, production and radio, press, news, picture and information services and editorial stuff in the fields of word, photo, sound and new media.

As a professional association the DPV developed several tools to support its members like an online data bank, a special legal protection system and contract template forms. Our intention is to be a know-how-pool with services and consultation by legal adviser, tax adviser, special credit cards for journalists, special interest books and reports, working material, internet services, press card proofed by officials, special rates for social insurance by the “Medienversorgung” etc..

The DPV is a strong association that serves the common aims of journalists and communication experts. The organization co-operates with other associations and institutions, officials, public and private sources.

DPV and its representatives are members of organizations and committees like International Press Institute (IPI), Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (GRUR), LandsAid, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Verbandsmanagement (DGVM), Akademieverein, Internationale Vereinigung für den Schutz des geistigen Eigentums (AIPPI), Reporter ohne Grenzen, Auswärtige Presse, International News Safety Institute (INSI), Deutsche Vereinigung für Parlamentsfragen, Verfolgte AutorInnen und Journalist-Innen (ai), Initiative für Qualität im Journalismus (IQ), Bundesverband der Freien Berufe (BFB). The DPV is an accredited association registered by the President of the Parliament for the German Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag) and acts as the supporter federation of the German Centrum of Journalists (Journalistenzentrum Deutschland).

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PLEASE NOTE: The membership within the DPV offers a number of additional benefits. Nearly all of the services presented in our information package are already included in the membership fee. This English translation is provided for your convenience only. Please understand that all further information, contract documents, terms & conditions and any other notices will be provided in German. As a federation based in German the general corresponding language is German. For any inquiries in English please email, write or fax.