Rules for media accreditation

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Media Representative Accreditation Rules for the Russian Energy Week 2019

1. General Provisions

1.1. Accreditation of media representatives (hereinafter, the ‘media’) at the Russian Energy Week (hereinafter, the ‘REW’) is conducted in order to create the necessary conditions for professional activities for preparation and dissemination of complete and authentic information about REW events.

1.2. The media need to be accredited to be able to work at any REW events.

1.3. In conducting their professional activities, the media must respect the rights and legitimate interests of REW participants and staff and comply with generally accepted ethical standards.

1.4. The number of media representatives that may take part in the REW is limited because of the organizers’ desire to ensure for all media the most convenient working environment and quick access to all the requisite resources, given the substantial interest in the event on the part of the media and the limited infrastructure capacity available at the event venue.

1.5. The REW Organizing Committee may increase the quota based on an official request from a media organization, subject to there being a well-justified reason for such increase.

2.Media Accreditation

2.1. Accreditation procedure

Both Russian and international media may file a REW registration application, subject to the following:

  • Russian media organizations must be registered with the Federal Supervisory Service for Telecommunications, Information Technology and Communications (hereinafter, ‘Roskomnadzor’);
  • International media representatives:

– if working permanently in the Russian Federation, must be accredited with the Russian Foreign Ministry;

– if not accredited with the Russian Foreign Ministry, in addition to an application on the official website, it is necessary to apply to the Russian Foreign Ministry for temporary accreditation.).

2.2. Media accreditation quotas

  • Print publications:

✔ newspapers – 3 (2 correspondents, 1 photographer);

✔ magazines – 2 (1 correspondent, 1 photographer).

  • News agencies – 4 (2 correspondents, 2 photographers).
  • Electronic media (including blogs) – 2 (1 correspondent, 1 operator).
  • TV broadcasting companies – 7 (2 correspondents, 1 producer, 2 cameramen, 2 sound engineers).
  • Radio broadcasting companies – 2 (2 correspondents).

The number of media representatives of REW information partners is to be determined in accordance with information partnership agreements.

2.3. Accreditation application filing and processing

2.4. Media accreditation badge issue

✔ a confirmed accreditation stored in the REW database;

✔ upon showing the passport (the passport number must match the number listed in the registration questionnaire), as well as:

The following documents might be requested:

✔ Russian media – an ID issued by the news organization;

✔ international media – Russian Foreign Ministry accreditation card.

2.5. Rules for accessing REW events

3. Accreditation refusal

The REW Organizing Committee may refuse accreditation:

4. Rights and Obligations of Media Representatives Accredited at the REW

4.1. Media representatives accredited at the REW may:

  • use any services intended for facilitating the work of journalists or press service employees;
  • receive information on official REW events and exhibitions (press releases, a business programme, etc.);
  • work at the REW Press Centre during official events and use the REW Press Centre infrastructure;
  • attend press conferences, news briefings or any other press events.

4.2. Media representatives accredited at the REW must:

  • fact-check any information they report;
  • meet requests from persons providing information to include a reference to the source;
  • when obtaining information from private individuals or officials, inform them about audio or video recording, filming or photo shooting;
  • in conducting their professional activities, show a badge or any other document certifying the journalist’s identity and authority;
  • not use their professional capabilities to hide information or fake socially important data, or collect information for the benefit of a third person or party that is not a media organization;
  • suspend (stop) photo/video shooting at the request of REW security staff;
  • not distribute any print materials at the REW venue without approval from the REW Organizing Committee;
  • when using official information or quoting statements made by REW participants, comply with the REW Reference Policy, i.e., any finished copy must mention the REW and the information source, while electronic media must include a link to the official REW website (; no modifications, additions or distortions may be made to any copied (quoted) information.