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Information on media accreditation for journalists

Members of the media —print, photo, radio, TV, film, news agencies, and online media—wishing to cover the 54th Annual Meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank, to be held in Panama, must obtain a credential to attend the event.

To be accredited, you will need:

Reporters. Valid press credentials (with photograph) issued by national governments or authorities, and a valid passport.

Freelancers (reporters and photographers). In addition to the above, a letter of assignment with the official letterhead of the media organization you represent, signed by the assignment editor indicating the name and duration of the assignment. The letter should be addressed to Cathleen Farrell, Communications Division Chief, Office of External Relations at the IDB. It should be sent as a scanned document in jpeg or pdf format to

Online-only news media. In addition to the above requirements, the online-only news organization must have a fixed address and at least 50 percent of original reporting with a news dissemination purpose.

Submissions should be sent to:Press RegistrationEmail: Fax: +1 202 623-3810

If such credentials are not held, or are in question, it will be at the discretion of the Inter-American Development Bank to determine whether or not access to the Annual Meeting will be granted.

Journalists who meet the above-mentioned requirements should register online. Online press accreditation for the 54th Annual Meeting is available using this form ), which should be completed prior to March 4, 2013. Once the online application has been submitted, the IDB will verify these credentials and may request additional information.

After that date, members of the media may register in person at the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama City (specific date and time will be provided a few weeks before the event).

Upon arrival in Panama City, journalists should pick up their credential at the registration area located in the main entrance of the convention center.

General agenda information

General agenda information will be updated and posted on the Annual Meeting website. Photographs and video clips will also be made available at the website.

The IDB press office will coordinate interview requests with executives and specialists from the IDB. Please specify subject of interest and deadline. The IDB press office does not coordinate requests for interviews with the official delegations. Journalists must contact the delegations directly to arrange interviews.

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