IHA is pleased to welcome and accredit representatives of authorised media organisations to enable them to develop and publish newsworthy articles and stories about the World Hydropower Congress, our association and/or the hydropower industry in general. Accredited media will receive a complimentary badge for the event however, only accredited media are eligible for this offer.

Please read the following requirements for media accreditation to determine eligibility:

Working journalists may register and attend the World Hydropower Congress at no cost, however, only accredited media will receive a media badge for the event. IHA reserves the right to accept or reject any request for media credentials and will base such determination on the criteria below.

All media are encouraged to apply for accreditation in advance for a smoother check-in experience and ensured entry.

Print media outlets

Accredited print publications include: newspapers, trade magazines and wire services that are:

• Recurrently published: issues produced on a regularly scheduled basis – at least quarterly;

• Of general circulation: available at news stands or on a subscription basis with a minimum of 2,500 regular subscribers. Newsletters that are originated and distributed solely within a corporation or organisation do not meet this definition;

• Includes advertisements: supported by paid advertising or a minimum of 2,500 regular paid subscribers;

• Permanent in location: regularly issued from an established physical business address.

Acceptable job roles include: editor, reporter, writer, columnist and staff photographer. Freelance journalists may be asked to demonstrate proof of assignment from an accredited media outlet.

Broadcast media outlets

Accredited broadcast media outlets include: television and radio networks, stations and programs that feature business and financial news. Acceptable job roles include anchors, broadcasters, editors, hosts, producers, reporters and technical professionals such as camera operators and engineers that are directly related to the production of an on-site news project.

Online media outlets

Accredited online media outlets must maintain a website, homepage, blog or vlog that is primarily dedicated to publishing original news stories related to business, clean energy, renewables or hydropower.

Personal, non-commercial or enthusiast websites do not qualify as accredited media. The sites must be:

• Updated on a regular basis – at least weekly;

• Supported by paid advertising, paid subscriptions or in support of an accredited print publication.

Provisional media

IHA reserves the right to grant provisional media status to individuals who are performing photographic or journalistic tasks, as prescribed by or as officially approved by the organisation.

If you feel you meet these criteria, please download the accreditation form and complete and submit to the IHA Communications team Your application will be reviewed and if successful, you will be contacted by the IHA Communications team within three days of submitting your application.

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