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INEC Journalists and Media organizations Application for Accreditation in 2023 General Election

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Journalists and Media organizations Application for Accreditation in 2023 General Election is ongoing apply here.

Application for INEC Accreditation

  • Media organisations intending to deploy Journalists to cover the 2023 General Election shall apply online to the Commission via: https://imap.inecnigeria.org. Each organisation shall attach and upload onto the accreditation portal the list of all staff it wishes to deploy in their various states.
  • The Portal will open on Thursday, 5th January, 2023 and close on Sunday, 5th February, 2023.

Jobs Role

Liaison Personnel

  • To ensure a seamless accreditation exercise, each media organisation is required to assign a nominee as well as liaise with the Department of Voter Education and Publicity in the states for processing of applications.

Responsibilities of Accredited Journalists

  • Accredited Journalists and allied staff have the right to cover all election procedures within the respective jurisdictions for which they have been accredited. They are expected to strictly abide by relevant laws, INEC Regulations and Guidelines, Rules and Codes from relevant Regulatory Bodies as well as the ethics of Journalism.

Jobs Description

Journalists are to:

  • Display their photo identification Tags issued by the Commission at all times.
  • Be at the Polling Unit from the opening of poll on Election Day to observe all stages of the polling process – from voter accreditation, through the voting period, to the counting of ballot papers and pasting of results – provided they do not interfere with polling processes or compromise the voters statutory right to secrecy of his/her vote.
  • Move around the Polling Units as long as their movements do not obstruct the voting process or the work of poll officials, interview voters, observers or other persons within the polling environment without interfering with the polling process
  • Observe the deployment of sensitive materials and the retrieval of used and unused sensitive materials after the polling processes.

Line of Authority/Obedience to Lawful Directions

  • Accredited Journalists, like everyone else in the polling environment shall be subject to the directives and control of the Presiding Officer. INEC reserves the right to withdraw or revoke at anytime the accreditation of any Journalist who defies the directives of any Presiding Officer or authorized INEC Official or who violates the provisions of any law, regulation, code or professional codes of Journalism practice.

Access to Collation Centres:

  • INEC will allow only one accredited representative per radio station and two per television station (reporter and cameraman) as well as two per newspaper (reporter and photographer) to each collation centre.

Documents Required for Accreditation

  • The contact person of the organisation is required to upload current passport photographs (required size) and work I.D of every staff that will be involved in the coverage of the elections.
  • The contact person is also required to upload a covering letter from his/her organisation containing the names and duties of officers his/her organisation wishes to deploy (e.g. Reporter, Camera Operator, Translator, Driver, etc).
  • Online Media organisations will be required to provide their website addresses with evidence of recent posts (i.e regular posts in the last 30 days preceding the date of the application).
  • Print Journalists may be required to scan and upload at least three recent editions of their publications.

Closing date for INEC Journalists and Media organizations Application for Accreditation

  • Submission of all applications and documents for accreditation for the 2023 General Election will end at 5:00pm on Sunday, 5th February, 2023.
  • NB: No late submission shall be entertained as the portal will automatically shut down at the expiration of the submission period and there will be no room for manual accreditation.

How to submit your INEC Accreditation Application

  • All documents shall be submitted in soft copies through the dedicated online portal as provided below. No hard copy submission will be accepted.

Click Here For Online Application


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