Media Accreditation Form Please download, fill up and send to: Priyanka Mishra Tyagi at e-mail: email@example.com or in hardcopy to Ashwani Kumar (mobile no. 09430753968) at following address: Global Bihar Summit Office; 201, Devdoot Mansion, Tarkeshwar Path, Nageshwar Colony, Boring Road, Patna 800001, Bihar Personal Information First Name Last Name Title Date of Birth Mr. Ms. Passport Number Citizenship Date of issue Expiring date Signature of applicant Press Acc Card No Street City Postal Code Country Office Phone email Mobile Designation Media Organization’s Information Name of media Type of medium Web address Address EiC/ BC’s e-mail: Postal Code EiC/ BC’s mobile no: Chief Editor’s/ Bureau Chief Secretary/ Director, name & recommendation PRD Bihar Govt’s recommendation: Chief Editor’s e-mail Conditions for Media Accreditation Media accreditation is strictly reserved for bona fide members of the media - print, photo, radio, TV, film, news agencies and online media - who represent a bona fide media organization. Bona fide media persons will be those who are accredited either by PRD, Government of Bihar or by the Press Information Bureau of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. All freelancers, in order to be considered as bona fide media persons, will have to compulsorily get their forms recommended by the Secretary/ Director, PRD of Bihar Government. Accreditation will be granted upon presentation of valid press credentials including: 1. Completed accreditation form (both online or hard copy are acceptable) 2. Letter of assignment on official letterhead of a media organization signed and recommended by the Editor-in-chief or Bureau Chief, as the case may be, specifying the name and functional designation of the journalist. Unsigned letters or e-mails (without original/ digital/ scanned signatures) will not be accepted. 3. Photocopy/ scanned copy of a valid Bihar press accreditation card OR 4. Photocopy/ scanned copy of PIB accreditation card OR 5. Hard copy or scanned copy of accreditation form recommended by Secretary/ Director PRD, Bihar for a freelancer. 6. Soft copy (to be sent as attachment) or hard copy, as the case may be, of a passport photo of the applicant journalist need to be sent. 7. Telephonic or documentary confirmation of authenticity from the Chief Editor of the media house will be done at the time of physically handing over the media accreditation card to the journalist. He/ she need to mandatorily bring written recommendation of the Chief Editor and his own identity card at the time of collecting it. Independent broadcast or film production companies are required to provide a letter from a broadcast organization or film distributor which has committed to air or distribute the work. Print media representatives may be required to submit two bylined articles (as attachments) within the past four months and a copy of the publication. Radio and TV media representatives may be asked to submit two recordings of reports (as attachments) within the past four months. Photographers are required to submit original tear sheets or photos with credits of the issuing organization (as attachments). 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 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 issues related to Bihar 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 organizations do not qualify for media accreditation. Freelance Journalists: Freelance journalists can only obtain accreditation for a specific event or time period. 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 news organization, or publication, is required. Double Accreditation: It should be noted that no double accreditation is allowed (e.g. as press and delegate, or as press and NGO).
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