How to Apply

Send the following information to ISA at least 2 weeks before the event to: news@isa.org.jm

• First and Last Name
• Nationality
• ID/Passport Number
• Email Address
• Mobile No
• Organization/News Agency
• Passport-sized photo

Supporting documentation

Attach a letter requesting ISA accreditation of media personnel on official letterhead of a media organization, signed by the Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, or Assignment Editor (along with their contact information). It should be current, and include a) the duration of the assignment, b) verifiable information regarding the reach of the media (print circulation, radio/television audience, digital audiences (web site, social media). Please address the letter to the Communication Unit and send it via email (in PDF format) when registering, along with samples, as described below.

INDEPENDENT BROADCAST OR FILM PRODUCTION COMPANIES
must provide a letter from a broadcast organization or film distributor which has committed to air or distribute the work. The project should be ISA related.

PRINT MEDIA
must submit three by-lined articles published within the past 12 months, and a copy of the publication.

RADIO AND TV MEDIA
must submit three reports broadcast within the past 12 months. Media staff, such as camera operators, sound, engineers, producers, and technicians can submit the work of the reporter to which they contributed their services to support their accreditation request.

PHOTOGRAPHERS
must submit six three original tear sheets or photos with credits of the issuing organization in the past 12 months.

ONLINE MEDIA
Subject to all other criteria, online media may include news outlets, blogs, vlogs and others and must meet the following requirements, in addition to those above:
- The website must belong to a recognized media organization and have a specific, verifiable street address and a telephone number.

  • The website must have at least 60 percent original news content or commentary or analysis, including coverage of environmental, international or ISA related issues.

  • Media representatives are required to submit three by-lined articles within the past 12 months that were posted on the website.

  • The website must be updated at a minimum of three times a week.

FREELANCE JOURNALIST
including photographers, must provide clear documentation that they are on assignment from a specific news organization or publication. A valid assignment letter from that news organization, or publication, is required.
- Publications/outlets which are communications outreach or advocacy publications of non-governmental or non-profit organizations do not qualify for media accreditation.
- Double accreditation is not permitted (press + delegate, press + Observer).