The deadline for accreditation is Friday, May 19, 2017
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 including:
- A digital colour photograph sized 600px by 600px 150dpi or higher.
- 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.
Regional and international media are asked to contact the Barbados Government Information Service at 246-535-1901, or email email@example.com on arrival in Barbados, so ements can be made to collect their passes.