WSIS Forum 2019, 8-12 April 2019, Geneva, Switzerland
Registration deadline: 4 April 2019
How to get your ITU event media pass
Please follow the following three-step process:
Step 1: To receive your media pass, ITU must confirm your status as bona fide member of the media. Please read ITU's full Media Accreditation Guidelines below, which provide all the information on what documentation you are required to submit. ITU media credentials are valid for one year from the time you last attended an ITU event, provided you work for the same media outlet.
- Step 2: Registration is mandatory for each event. You can register here and submit your required media credentials to
email@example.com. You may be asked to provide additional credentials.
Step 3: Once your media request has been approved by ITU, you will receive a confirmation email. Media badges must be collected personally at the event's registration desk in the ITU Montbrillant Building. You will have to present your confirmation email along with an official photo ID.
UN-Accredited Media: UN press accreditation is valid, but an event badge is needed. UN-accredited media are kindly requested to confirm their intention to attend this event to firstname.lastname@example.org OR register directly here. Media badges must be collected personally at the event's registration desk in the ITU Montbrillant Building.
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, etc.), researchers, authors or editors of directories. Media accreditation is
not granted to the information outlets of governments, non-governmental organizations or private companies that are not first and foremost media organizations. Applications for accreditation are considered on a case-by-case basis and we reserve the right to request supplementary documentary evidence.
The final decision on all applications for media accreditation rests with ITU. Any queries concerning the accreditation process should be directed to
Accreditation eligibility & credentials
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
email@example.com along with the required supporting credentials below:
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:
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; 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; 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;
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 Press Office; a valid assignment letter from the news organization or publication.
 Editorial staff of publications/news wire services, press photographers and TV/radio crews representing a recognized media organization.