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ITU Events Registration and Accreditation Process for Media

​​​​​​​​​​How to get your ITU event media pass 

ITU's dedicated Press Office and Media Relations team support media covering ITU's activities as well as the latest telecommunication news and trends, we also facilitate your participation in ITU events.

Media are invited to participate in any ITU event open to the public as per decisions made by ITU Member States and as per the ITU general rules of conferences and meetings.  

Getting your media pass to an ITU event is a simple three-step process:

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1. Create your ITU online user account
 
If you do not already have an ITU user account, set this up.

    • Go to: Login Page
    • Click "I am a new user"
    • Click "Media and Other Organizations"
    • Complete the Organization information for your media outlet
    • Complete the personal information 
    • Confirm your details and click "Finish"​

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2. Get accredited by ITU

To receive a media pass or badge, ITU must confirm your status as a bona fide member of the media.

    • IMPORTANT FIRST STEP: Read ITU's full Media Accreditation Guidelines below, which provide all the information you need on what documentation you are required to submit.
    • Send your required media credentials to pressreg@itu.int
    • You may be asked to provide additional credentials.
    • You will then receive an email confirming your ITU media accreditation status.
    • All decisions of the ITU Press Office are final.

UN Accredited Media: Media already accredited and badged by the United Nations are automatically accredited by ITU. In this case, please send a copy of your UN badge to pressreg@itu.int

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3. Request media pass for event

Once your media credentials have been accredited by ITU, you may request a media pass for one of our events.
Once approved, you will receive a confirmation email.
Media passes must be collected at the event. You will be required to present a copy of your confirmation email along with an official photo ID. 

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Media Accreditation Guidelines

Media must be accredited in order to register to participate in an ITU event. Media accreditation is strictly reserved for members of the press who represent a bona fide media organization .

Media accreditation is not granted to non-editorial staff working for a publishing house (e.g. management, marketing, advertising executives), researchers, authors or editors of directories; to the information outlets of governments, non-governmental organizations or private companies that are not first and foremost media organizations.

​Accreditation eligibility & credentials 

1. Journalists* should provide 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. Please email this to pressreg@itu.int, along with the required supporting credentials below:​

    • ​​​​​print and online publications should be available to the general public and published at least 6 times a year by an organization whose principle business activity is publishing and which generally carries paid advertising;
o 2 copies of recent byline articles published within the last 4 months.
    • news wire services should provide news coverage to subscribers, including newspapers, periodicals and/or television networks;
o 2 copies of recent byline articles or broadcasting material published within the last 4 months.
    • broadcast should provide 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;
o broadcasting material published within the last 4 months.
    • freelance journalists including photographers, must provide clear documentation that they are on assignment from a specific news organization or publication. Evidence that they regularly supply journalistic content to recognized media may be acceptable in the absence of an assignment letter at the discretion of the ITU Media Relations Service.
o a valid assignment letter from the news organization or publication.

 
2. 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 bloggers are invited to register as participants. Please see Guidelines for Blogger Accreditation below for more details.

Guidelines for Blogger Accreditation

ITU is committed to working with independent 'new media' reporters and columnists who reach their audiences via blogs, podcasts, video blogs and other online media. These are the guidelines we use to determine whether to issue official media accreditation to independent online media representatives: 

ITU reserves the right to request traffic data from a third party (Sitemeter, Technorati, Feedburner, iTunes or equivalent) when considering your application. While the decision to grant access is not based solely on traffic/subscriber data, we ask that applicants provide sufficient transparency into their operations to help us make a fair and timely decision. 

Obtaining media accreditation for ITU events is an opportunity to meet and interact with key industry and political figures. While continued accreditation for ITU events is not directly contingent on producing coverage, owing to space limitations we may take this into consideration when processing future accreditation requests. Following any ITU event for which you are accredited, we therefore kindly request that you forward a link to your post/podcast/video blog to pressreg@itu.int. 

Bloggers who are granted access to ITU events are expected to act professionally. Those who do not maintain the standards expected of professional media representatives run the risk of having their accreditation withdrawn. 

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The final decision on all applications for media accreditation rests with ITU. 

​* Editorial staff of publications/news wire services, press photographers and TV/radio crews representing a recognized media organization.

 

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