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Accreditation of media representatives

Media Agencies are considered a partner in the electoral process, due to the importance of news coverage for events of such significance and interest. The CEC strives to constantly enhance its partnership with representatives of local and international media and to facilitate their coverage of electoral events.

Therefore, the CEC provides media representatives and journalists with accreditation cards which grants them access to registration and polling centers and obtain reliable electoral information.

In preparations for the upcoming Re-run Local Elections, the CEC announces that the media accreditation cards previously issued during the 2017 elections will remain valid until end of 2019.

Local and international journalists and media representatives, who haven’t applied for accreditation before, and wishing to cover the upcoming local elections are invited to submit online accreditation applications until 29 June 2019.

Media representatives are required to:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Attach a "media coverage letter" from the media company for which the journalist works. Free lance journalists must attach a copy of the media card from the Ministry of Information or the journalists’ syndicate membership card. 
  3. Attach 2X3 cm identification photo (100 KB).
  4. Photocopy of applicant’s ID or passport (250 KB).
  5. International journalists must attach a copy of press card issued by the Ministry of Information (250 KB).

Click here to apply online 


Receiving Your Accreditation Card

Once you are notified that your media accreditation card is ready, you may pick it up. Alternatively, if you would like someone other than yourself to pick up your card, please fill out the following form and have the designated recipient bring it with him/her to collect your card:  

-  Card pick-up form


For further information or inquiries, please call us at 02-2969700, ext.745 or email us at: [email protected]

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