Media accreditation for Kenyan repeat elections
Media accreditation for Kenyan repeat elections is now spelt out. Also Read:Omwoyo: Media has cardinal role in inspiring peace during a political contest
If you are a journalist who covered the August 8, elections in Kenya, then keep your accreditation card and use it during the October 17, 2017 repeat presidential election. That is what IEBC has advised. Also See:Press card: All you need to know about media accreditation in Kenya
Except for coverage at the National Tallying Centre, Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi, the accredition cards issued for August 8th General election remain valid for coverage of the repeat presidential poll. See Also:How to acquire, verify a press card in Kenya
Media houses and journalists are advised to re-apply for the National Tallying Center accreditation cards by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Bomas Accreditation” by september 29th, 2017.See Also:How to download on Showmax and watch offline
Without an IEBC media accreditation, no journalist was allowed to enter the polling stations and tallying centers during 2017 General Elections in Kenya on August 8 . Earlier the IEBC had stated that media can apply for accredition for election reporting from June 2, 2017. Those who had not received the accredation by then were required to find an update on the IEBC website that suggested it would be best to send them an email to email@example.com.
All applicants were to show proof of registration with the Media Council of Kenya in order to successfully apply for accreditation, as stated on the IEBC website.
By June, 1,500 applications for coverage of the August 8 General Elections had been received by IEBC.
Applicants were to receive an email by 12 July with a link where they will be required to fill in a few details and upload a facial photo. An accreditation card was then to be printed and sent to the nearest IEBC office in any town the applicant chooses. Each applicantwas to receive a notification by 20th August. (Extract from: https://www.iebc.or.ke/media/?Media_accreditation)