Media Accreditation Procedure

Deadline for registration is 5 May 2013

Media accreditation is strictly reserved for members of the press who represent a bona fide media organization1.

Eligibility and Supporting credentials

  1. All Journalists2 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:

    • 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 Media Relations Service.

      • 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 blogs are not eligible for accreditation.

  3. Analysts should follow the telecommunications/ICT market; are 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:

    • a recent copy of the page of the publication by the analyst house which provides the names of the analyst team and which lists the industry analyst seeking accreditation;

    • copies of recently (within the last 6 months) published reports or articles where the industry analyst is credited.

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 to

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 non-governmental organizations and companies not related to a media publication.


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 in 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 ITU Media Services