Information on media accreditation for journalists

Members of the media —print, photo, radio, TV, film, news agencies, and online media—wishing to cover the 55th Annual Meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank, to be held in Costa do Sauípe, Bahia, Brazil, 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 Paul Constance, 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 Registration
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 55th Annual Meeting is available using this form), which should be completed prior to March 21, 2014. 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 Arena Sauípe in Costa do Sauípe (specific date and time will be provided a few weeks before the event).

During the annual meeting, Costa do Sauípe will have an access gate designated for the media to enter the resort free of charge. Members of  the media will receive their press badges at the Arena Sauípe conference center. The press room will be located in the Sauípe Park hotel. For those who are not lodging at Costa do Sauípe hotels, which operate on an all-inclusive basis, there are restaurants available in the Vila Nova da Praia area, where they can pay for their consumption..

Upon arrival in Costa do Sauípe, journalists should pick up their credential at the registration area.

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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