Media Accreditation Rules

1. General Provisions 

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

1.2. The media need to be accredited to be able to work at any International Cybersecurity Congress events. 

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

1.4. The number of media representatives that may take part in the International Cybersecurity Congress 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 International Cybersecurity Congress 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 registration application for the International Cybersecurity Congress, 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. Accreditation application filing and processing

  • Media representatives, including bloggers, wishing to take part covering International Cybersecurity Congress events, must file an accreditation application (hereinafter, the ‘application’) via the official International Cybersecurity Congress website (icc.moscow).
  • All application fields must be filled in, with special attention paid to mandatory fields marked with an asterisk.
  • Applications via the official International Cybersecurity Congress website may be filed from 3 April to 7 June 2019
  • Application processing time: from ten calendar days following the deadline for accepting media registration applications.
  • Accreditation of media representatives is valid for all International Cybersecurity Congress days.
  • The organizer reserves the right to limit the number of representatives from a media outlet.

2.3. Media accreditation badge issue

  • Media representatives will receive accreditation badges subject to approval of their registration application by the International Cybersecurity Congress Organizing Committee.
  • Accreditation badges will be issued at accreditation desks in Moscow. Accreditation desk locations and opening hours will be posted on the official International Cybersecurity Congress website (icc.moscow).
  • Accreditation badges will only be issued subject to the following conditions:
  • Accreditation badges will only be issued subject to the following conditions:
    • a confirmed accreditation stored in the International Cybersecurity Congress database;
    • upon showing the passport (the passport number must match the number listed in the registration questionnaire), as well as:
  • Additional documents may be requested, such as:
    • Russian media – an ID issued by the news organization;
    • international media – Russian Foreign Ministry accreditation card.
  • The badge is personal and non-transferable during the International Cybersecurity Congress. Please wear your badge visibly at all times when at the International Cybersecurity Congress venue.
  • No other accreditation cards are valid for access to the International Cybersecurity Congress venue.
  • If an accreditation badge is misplaced, lost or stolen, the media representative must report this to any information desk. The lost badge will be blocked. A duplicate will be issued upon a written request.

2.4. Rules for accessing International Cybersecurity Congress events

  • Media representatives must be accredited to be able to work at any International Cybersecurity Congress events.

3. Accreditation refusal The International Cybersecurity Congress Organizing Committee may refuse accreditation:

  • to any persons that are not media representatives;
  • to any media representatives specializing in publications of a strictly advertising, reference of a narrowly specialized nature that is not related to the International Cybersecurity Congress topic;
  • The International Cybersecurity Congress Organizing Committee reserves the right to refuse accreditation without giving a reason.

4. Rights and Obligations of Media Representatives Accredited at the International Cybersecurity Congress 

4.1. Media representatives accredited at the International Cybersecurity Congress may:

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

4.2. Media representatives accredited at the International Cybersecurity Congress 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 an ID issued by their news organization 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 International Cybersecurity Congress security staff;
  • not distribute any print materials at the International Cybersecurity Congress venue without approval from the International Cybersecurity Congress Organizing Committee;
  • when using official information or quoting statements made by International Cybersecurity Congress participants, comply with the International Cybersecurity Congress Reference Policy, i.e., any finished copy must mention the International Cybersecurity Congress and the information source, while electronic media must include a link to the official International Cybersecurity Congress website (icc.moscow). No modifications, additions or distortions may be made to any copied (quoted) information.
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