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PP-14: Media Accreditation Procedure


Deadline is 14 October 2014


Media accreditation is strictly reserved for members of the press who represent a bona fide media organization[1].

Eligibility and supporting credentials

1. Journalists[2] are requested to 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 also complete this form and return it with the supporting credentials below:

2. Analysts should follow the telecommunications/ICT market; be currently employed as an industry analyst by an internationally recognized analyst house and report in one of the publications issued by the analyst house. Reports must be generally available to the public. Analysts working on reports that are circulated internally or to a select group of clients are not eligible for ITU accreditation.  All Analysts are requested to provide an official letter of assignment and any of the following supporting documents:

3. 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 attached Guidelines for Blogger Accreditation below for more details.     


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

ITU must be satisfied that anyone applying for accreditation is a professional journalist or analyst with a proven track record of reporting for bona fide media. Applications for accreditation are considered on a case-by-case basis and we reserve the right to request supplementary documentary evidence. The decisions of the ITU Media Relations Service are final.

Applicants will be notified by a confirmation letter sent to the e-mail account provided on the registration form.

To collect your badge, a valid passport or form of photo ID must be presented.

Any queries concerning the accreditation process should be directed to the ITU Media Relations Service.



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: 

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

[2]UN press accreditation is valid, but UN-accredited media are kindly requested to confirm their intention to attend this event: