Media Accreditation

MEDIA ACCREDITATION FORM

Press personnel representing legitimate media organizations, including print, picture, radio, TV, film, news agencies, and online media, are the only ones eligible for media accreditation. Media accreditation is a crucial process that ensures only authorized individuals have access to events and information. This restriction helps maintain the integrity and professionalism of media coverage while preventing unauthorized individuals from misrepresenting themselves as journalists.

 

The following valid press credentials must be presented to receive accreditation:

  1. Completed accreditation form.
  2. Assignment letter on official media letterhead, bearing the publisher’s or assignment editor’s signature and explicitly stating the name and position of the journalist.  Unsigned letters and emails will not be accepted.
  3. Photocopy of passport/national ID card

 

Independent film and television production businesses must submit a letter from a partner organization supporting the project or from a broadcast organization or distributor pledging to air or distribute the work.

 

Representatives for Print media may be asked to send a copy of the publication along with two bylined pieces written within the last four months.

 

Freelance Journalists: Freelance journalists, including photographers, must provide clear evidence they are on assignment from a specific news organization or publication. A valid assignment letter from that news organization, or publication, is required.

 

Radio and TV media representatives may be asked to submit two recordings of reports within the past four months.

 

Photographers are required to submit original tear sheets or photos with credits of the issuing organization.

Online media must meet the following requirements, in addition to those above:

  • The web publication must belong to a registered company, such as a media organization, and have a specific, verifiable non-web address and a telephone number.
  • The online journal requesting accreditation for its correspondent must have a substantial amount of original news content or commentary or analysis on entertainment.
  • If the web site is new, the applicant seeking accreditation must provide the latest data on the site’s visitors or other relevant material (press citations, etc.) about the outlet’s audience. The applicant must have an established record of having written extensively on entertainment issues and must present copies of three recently published articles with his/her byline.

Double Accreditation: It should be noted that no double accreditation is allowed (e.g., as press and vendor, or as press and artiste).