Frequently Asked Questions for Media participating at COP 10 and MOP 5

  1. Where can I learn about press accreditation for COP 10/MOP5?

  2. I have covered previous CBD meetings do I have to apply again?

  3. What is the deadline for accreditation?

  4. What must I do to become accredited at the meeting?

  5. What do you mean by “additional materials”? What is required?

  6. Do I need to send a photo?

  7. To whom do I address the letter of assignment?

  8. What should the letter of assignment contain?

  9. How can I send my materials to you?

  10. I don't have a press card. Will you still accredit me?

  11. I would like to register as a delegate or NGO and also have press accreditation. Is this possible?

  12. I am a freelance journalist. Can I still get accreditation?

  13. What about press accreditation for blogs?

  14. I am with an independent film company that is producing a documentary. Can I access the conference?

  15. I am a press officer at an embassy. Do I need press accreditation to attend?

  16. I am a writer or press officer for a non-governmental or observer organization, should I seek press accreditation?

  17. What about press traveling with a head of state/government?

  18. What if I am an organization that wishes to hold a press conference?

  19. Can I do a blanket accreditation from my organization?

  20. What happens if I have to replace someone already accredited from my organization?

  21. How can I check the status of my accreditation?

  22. Do you fund journalists’ participation?

  23. Do you make hotel reservations for press representatives?

  24. Will you help me get a visa?

  25. I've got my accreditation, what now?

  26. Can I pick up my badge in advance?

  27. What does the accreditation cover?

  28. What should I do if my badge is lost or stolen?

  29. Where am I allowed to go?

  30. Where am I not permitted?

  31. How do I request interviews?

  32. I am a still photographer, where may I take pictures?

    You are permitted to take pictures in the following areas:
    • Side events and rooms
    • Open plenary and working group sessions, but only from the designated photographer’s platforms and areas.
    • For the opening ceremonies of MOP 5 and COP 10 and the high level segment, you will be permitted up to 15 minutes to capture images from the main floor of the Century Hall. After this time, you will be asked to move to the designated areas on the second floor. In the event that demand exceeds supply, a pool will be set up. Pool cards will be arranged and distributed on the morning of the openings at the International Media Centre.
    • Public exhibitions and public spaces
    • Press conferences

  33. I am a broadcaster, where may I obtain images?

  34. Where are press conferences held?

  35. What languages will be spoken at the press conferences?

  36. How will I gain access to the Press Conference Room?

  37. What facilities are available to the accredited media?

  38. Will I have to pass through screening?

  39. Where can I obtain information about the latest events and activities at the Conference?

  40. Can you send me a list of CBD accredited media persons?

  41. I would like to stay informed about CBD news and events. Can you add me to your mailing list?

  42. Disclaimer

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