The Public Affairs Section informs the media about U.S. policies through a wide variety of services.
On the occasion of visits by high-level U.S. officials or delegations, Public Affairs organizes news conferences and support for the international press accompanying the U.S. government officials. Occasionally, exclusive interviews can be arranged for German media with these visiting U.S. officials. In coordination with our Washington offices, Public Affairs can also organize video and tele-conferences.
Several documents are published daily, ranging from press releases to inform the media of U.S. Embassy/Consulate and U.S. government activities to full texts of important official documents such as treaties, policy papers and speeches. Backgrounders and summaries of U.S. views on important policy issues are also made available to media institutions on a regular basis. The Washington File, a daily updated full text database of U.S. government documents, provides access to some of these texts. In addition, the Information Resource Center provides in-depth research assistance for media contacts.
In cooperation with the U.S. Foreign Press Center in Washington, the press office also supports German media representatives in their research in the United States.