MEDIA ACCREDITATION PROCEDURE
All journalists are requested to complete the entire
Media Accreditation form and return it with*:
plus, any one of the following documents:
copies of recent (within the last 6 months) bylined
a recent copy of the page of the publication which provides
the names of regular editorial staff and contributors and which lists the
journalist seeking accreditation;
a photocopy of their national/international press card valid
through to the end of 2007.
We reserve the right to request supplementary documentary evidence which may
include, as appropriate, original tear sheets, recent recordings of broadcast
the journalist is credited.
*Credentials (URLs, PDF files, etc.) can be
added as an attachment to the form.
Media accreditation may be granted only to the
editorial staff of publications/news wire services, press photographers
and TV/radio crews representing a recognized media organization that is:
newspapers/magazines - available to the general public, published at least 6 times a year
by an organization whose principle business activity is publishing, and which generally carries paid advertising;
online 'publications'- regularly generating a substantial amount
of original news content and which belong to a registered media company with a
verifiable non-web address plus telephone number;
news wire services - providing news coverage to
subscribers, including newspapers, periodicals and/or television networks;
broadcast - broadcasting news and information
programmes to the general public either through satellite or terrestrial means.
Independent film and video production companies can only be accredited if
officially mandated by a broadcast station via a letter of assignment.
Technical staff not part of a broadcast crew, all other non-editorial staff
working for a media organization (i.e. management, marketing and advertising
executives, etc.), researchers, authors and editors of directories cannot be
granted media credentials. Accreditation can also not be accorded to the
information outlets of NGOs.
ITU must be satisfied that anyone applying for media accreditation is a professional journalist with a proven track record of reporting for bona fide media. Applications for media accreditation are considered on a case-by-case basis and the decisions of the ITU Media Relations Service are final. Applicants will be notified when their documents have been accepted.
To collect your badge, a valid passport must be presented. Badges can be collected from the Mille Collines Hotel registration counter as of Thursday, 25 October 2007.
We strongly recommend you register prior to the Event in order to avoid unnecessary delays in receiving your
Media badge or in gaining full access to the venue. Please take special note that anyone registering on-site as a journalist must comply
with the above procedure (i.e. letter of assignment plus additional media credentials and valid photo id).
Any queries concerning the media accreditation process should be directed to our ITU Media Relations Service.