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?

    The information and procedures for accreditation are available on the website at www.cbd.int/cop10/meeting/media. The most salient points are reproduced here:
    1. Complete the accreditation form
    2. Send a letter of assignment on official letterhead of a media organization. The letter must be signed by the Publisher/Assignment Editor, Editor-in-chief or Bureau Chief, specifying the name and functional title of the journalist. Unsigned letters or e-mails will not be accepted
    3. Submit a photocopy of a valid press card/work pass and a photocopy of passport or national ID card
    4. You may also be asked to submit additional materials, in line with the United Nations criteria
    5. Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis, so you will be advised if any additional materials are required.
    6. You will be informed of your acceptance by email.

  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?

  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?

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