International Civil Society Week (ICSW) 2017 Media Invitation and Accreditation Form
Journalists/producers working in all news media (print, online, television, radio, multimedia, etc) are invited to apply for accreditation to attend civil society’s premiere global gathering of inspired thinkers, innovation leaders, and influential organisations - International Civil Society Week (ICSW) 2017. being held in Suva, Fiji from December 4-8, 2017.

International Civil Society Week (ICSW) ( is a key global gathering for civil society and other stakeholders to engage constructively in finding common solutions to pressing global challenges. For the first time in more than 20 years of international convening, [CIVICUS] in partnership with [Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO)] will hold its flagship event in the Pacific region. This year’s theme is “Our Planet. Our Struggles. Our Future.”

● OUR PLANET: Our planet and its bio-diversity are under threat, and it is often excluded people that face the most severe and unjust consequences. Events in this track will explore how innovation and good practice are vital to realising environmental sustainability, the Paris Climate Agreement and Agenda 2030.
● OUR STRUGGLES: A global crisis of democracy and a clampdown on people’s rights are affecting the progress of our social justice struggles. Events in this track will explore trends in civic space and political participation.
● OUR FUTURE: Civil society is organising and responding to the crises facing us in powerful new ways to create the future we want. Events in this track will consider how we can support the next generation of leaders and build solidarity across diverse movements, mobilisations and initiatives.

Free registration (valued at US$250) is provided to selected qualified journalists, who will have access to delegates, press briefings, and media materials. With civil society around the world facing increasing threats, ICSW 2017 will be a forum for civil society leaders to debate and share ideas through more than 50 events

𝐇𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚

● This year the Pacific will feature prominently in several key intergovernmental initiatives, including COP 23, the UN’s Oceans Conference and the UN international year of sustainable tourism for development. Holding ICSW 2017 in the Pacific provides an ideal forum for civil society to meet and discuss climate and social justice
● Journalists will have opportunities to connect with civil society leaders and colleagues from across the globe, as well as gain a deeper knowledge of civil society worldwide.
● Key note speakers include former heads of state such as Jose Ramos Hora, former president of Timor-Leste and Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland.
● The Nelson Mandela-Graça Machel Innovation Awards ceremony will recognise individuals, organisations, and donors for their excellence, innovation, and bravery in promoting social change.
● In addition to plenary sessions, workshops and meetings, the week will also feature documentary screenings, art exhibitions, and local cultural activities.
● The week will culminate in the CIVICUS World Assembly, celebrating civil society around the world.
● The CIVICUS Youth Assembly, held during ICSW and in conjunction with the World Assembly, will provide youth and youth organisations with an opportunity to exchange best practices, strengthen collaboration and build capacity.

𝐒𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐞

● CIVICUS will facilitate journalists’ reporting through briefings, introductions to civil society leaders and connections with delegates.
● Access to an online media centre, with relevant documents, statements/alerts, briefings, video and photo galleries and multimedia content.
● Media may opt in to specialised sessions for media, including training and a media roundtable.
● Journalists will have opportunities to explore Pacific Islander culture through excursions and field trips.
● Journalists who meet the conference media registration criteria will be accredited on a space-available basis.

𝐃𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬: First call for media accreditation (to be given priority) – application to be submitted by 𝟐𝟕 𝐍𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟕.

𝐌𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚 𝐀𝐜𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚

𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐭/𝐎𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐌𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚
● A minimum of 4 journalists/reporters or editors per relevant printed publication may be accredited.
● 3 journalists/reporters per online publication may be accredited.

𝐓𝐕, 𝐑𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐨 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐇𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐬
● Accreditations are limited to essential personnel – TV Crew, Presenters, Production Managers, and technical staff etc., and are approved at the discretion of CIVICUS.

𝐌𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚 𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐑𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬
● Recognised News Media or Press Card.
● Independent broadcast or film production companies must provide a letter from a broadcast organisation or film distributor which has committed to air or distribute the work.
● Freelance journalists, including photographers, must provide documentation that they are on assignment for a specific news organisation or publication. A valid assignment letter for that news organisation, or publication, is required.

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