Terms of Registration
Requirements and information about press accreditation for the
Twelfth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Salvador, Brazil, 12-19 April 2010

Please note that media accreditation is strictly reserved for members of the press – print media, photo, radio, TV, film, news agencies and online media – who represent a bona fide media organization and who fully meet UN media accreditation requirements. These include:
- Completed online accreditation form
- Letter of assignment on official letterhead of a media organization 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.
- Scanned image of a valid press card/work pass
- Scanned image of passport/national ID card

You may be asked to submit additional materials to support your application.

Double accreditation: it should be noted that no double accreditation is allowed (e.g. as press and delegate, or as press and NGO).

Freelance Journalists are subject to the same requirements. 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 media outlet is required. Photographic agencies must provide clear evidence from a client news organization or publication.

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 international issues.

- If the website 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 international issues.

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

Status of Application: Please check your e-mail for messages informing you of the status of your application. We will inform you if there are any problems with your application.

Picking up the Media Press Pass:

Once you receive an e-mail confirming that your request for accreditation has been approved you can obtain your media press pass at the media accreditation counter at the registration area.

Registration will begin on Friday, 9 April 2010 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. As of Saturday, 10 April 2010 the registration desk will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on 16 and 17 April from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.


When picking up your media press pass, you must present your national passport.