PP-10 Media Accreditation Procedure
All Journalists1 are
complete the entire form and return it with:
- an official letter of assignment from the Editor-in-Chief
(or the News Editor for radio/TV). One letter per crew/editorial
team will suffice. Editors-in-Chief and Bureau Chiefs should
submit a letter from their Director;
plus, any one of the following documents:
- copies of recent (within the last 4 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 the event.
We reserve the right to request supplementary documentary evidence which may
include recent recordings of broadcast reports or photos, as appropriate, where
the journalist is credited.
1Members of the UN
press corps (with accreditation valid through 2010) need only submit the form.
Media accreditation may be granted only to the editorial staff of
publications/news wire services, press photographers and
representing a recognized media organization that is:
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.
- print/online publications ‑ available to the general public and which
generally carries paid advertising. Print publications should be published at
least 6 times a year by an organization whose principle business activity is
publishing. Online publications should be regularly generating a substantial
amount of original news content and should be registered to a media organization
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. Independent film and video
production companies can only be accredited if officially
mandated by a broadcast station via a letter of assignment.
Bloggers may be granted accreditation if blog content is deemed relevant to the
industry, contains news commentary, is regularly updated and made publicly
available. Corporate blogs are not eligible for accreditation.
|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
To collect your badge, a valid passport or form of photo ID must be presented.
Badges will be available for collection from the media registration counters at
Expo Guadalajara, as of Friday, 1 October.
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.