The London International Media Hub (State.gov link) leads the engagement of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Public Affairs with the pan-Arab, Iranian and South Asian media based in the U.K. Located at the U.S. Embassy in London, U.K, we take advantage of London’s position as a global center for international media to arrange interviews for Arab, Iranian, and South Asian journalists with U.S. officials visiting or transiting the U.K. We also arrange for U.K.-based foreign journalists to interview State Department officials remotely using web-based platforms. The Hub Director serves as an Arabic-language spokesperson for the State Department, giving regular interviews in Arabic on radio and television. The London Hub also partners with local organizations to organize occasional programs and events for foreign journalists resident in the U.K.
The Director and Arabic Language Spokesperson is Christiaan James.
We welcome contact with all accredited Arab, South Asian, or Iranian journalists based in the U.K. If you are a journalist or news media outlet, we can arrange on-the-record television or radio interviews with our Arabic language spokesperson and/or facilitate interviews with senior U.S. government officials.
Contact us at LondonHub@state.gov