Accreditation

Accreditation Requirements for Barbados Media

Media accreditation is strictly reserved for members of the press – print, photo, radio, TV, film, news agencies and online media – who represent a bona fide media organisation. Accreditation will be granted upon the presentation of valid press credentials to Kathyann.Husbands@barbados.gov.bb at the Barbados Government Information Service.

The submission should include:

  • Completed accreditation form (a link to the accreditation form will be provided)
  • A digital colour photograph sized 600 pix x 600 pix.
  • Please take in front of a plain white or off-white background, with the applicant’s face fully visible.
  • Photographs should be taken within the last six months to reflect the applicant’s current appearance.
  • Letter of assignment on official letterhead of a media organisation signed by the Publisher/Assignment Editor, Editor-in-chief or Programme Manager, specifying the name and functional title of the journalist. Unsigned letters or e-mails will not be accepted. 
  • Photocopy of a valid press card/work pass 
  • Photocopy of passport/national ID card 

Independent broadcast or film production companies are required to provide a letter from a broadcast organisation or film distributor which has committed to air or distribute the work

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 organisation, 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 national issues. 
  • 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 national issues and must present copies of three recently published articles with his/her byline

Note that online publications which are communications outreach or advocacy publications of non-governmental or non-profit organisations do not qualify for media accreditation. 

 

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

Media accreditation for UNCTAD 15 is strictly reserved for members of the press – print, photo, radio, TV, film, news agencies, and online media who represent a bona fide media organization (Full guidelines available here)

All members of the press are required to register online for the Conference. To complete the registration process, media representatives will be requested to upload:

  1. A letter of assignment (PDF format) on official letterhead of a media organization signed by the Publisher or Editor-in-chief indicating the name and duration of assignment of the journalist(s) who will cover the Conference.
  2. A copy of the filled out accreditation form (English and French).

Incomplete requests

Incomplete requests will not be processed. Confirmation of your accreditation will be sent to the email provided in the form.

Double accreditation

No double accreditation is allowed (e.g. both as a journalist and as a delegate).

How to pick up your media accreditation

Once you receive an e-mail confirming that your request for accreditation has been approved, you can obtain your media press pass on site [details to be confirmed]. When picking up your media press pass, you must present:

  1. Valid passport from a State recognized by the United Nations General Assembly.
  2. Second ID which could be a press card, work ID, driver’s license or other form of photo ID.

The Media Centre will be located at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. It will offer audio/video signal distribution, and WiFi access. Technical services will be provided one hour before meetings start and one hour after the meetings end. Media facilities will also be provided at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium for coverage of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.