Accreditation of media representatives

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.

The CEC announces that the accreditation cards issued to local and international journalists during the year: 2021 will remain valid for the (Second Phase) of the Local Elections..The CEC calls on local and international journalists who are not accredited by the CEC, and wish to cover the (Second Phase) of the Local Elections, to submit accreditation requests online.

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. Freelance journalists must attach a copy of the media card from the Palestinian Ministry of Information or the journalists’ syndicate membership card (250 KB).  

 3. Attach 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 Palestinian Ministry of Information (250 KB).

6. Freelance journalists should be contracted with a media outlet to cover elections and provide supporting documents.

7. The maximum number of accreditation cards for each media outlet is determined as follows:

Local radio stations

4 cards


16 cards

News agencies

16 cards

Media production companies

In accordance with the number of channels they cover. A Photocopy of a valid company license should be provided and a letter specifying the channels the company covers.

News websites

16 cards

Local TVs

16 cards

Broadcast stations

16 cards


The CEC does not grant a journalist accreditation card if he/she is registered as a local observer or party agent or if he/she does not provide a proof of his/her work with a media outlet.

Click here to apply online


Receiving Your Accreditation Card 
Accreditation cards may be picked up by the journalist in-person from the place specified in the accreditation application form or by someone other than the journalist him/herself who is authorized by an official authorization letter from the media organization. 
-   Card pick-up authorization form

Local and international journalists are encouraged to review and adhere to the media representatives’ code of conduct during their media coverage of elections.


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

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