PRESS

Protocol for the Representatives of Media Organisations 

All journalists and crew wishing to cover the Iran Atrocities (Aban) Tribunal must follow this  protocol. If these steps are not taken a week prior to the beginning of the Tribunal, you will  not be able to attend. 

 

1) All journalists and crew must register via Eventbrite. This includes any accompanying  parties, such as camera crew. We ask you to do this due to security and Covid-19  related precautions. Find the registration form here.

 

2) After registering on Eventbrite, all journalists and crew are required to apply for a  press pass by 1pm GMT on November 6th. 

 

3) To apply for the press pass, please email accreditation@abantribunal.com with the following details of yourself and your crew:

 

– Your full name as appears on your passport 

– Your media organisation (if you are working freelance, please state it in the email)

– An official letter from your organisation nominating you as its official reporter

– A copy of your press card that clearly shows your name, picture and expiry date.  

Freelance journalists must have a card issued by a known international organisation. 

– A photocopy of your ID card or passport 

– A passport photo of you with at least 640×480 pixels 

– A signed copy of this protocol (please sign below where indicated) 

 

4) You can collect your press pass on the first day of the Tribunal from the media desk.  It will be valid for the duration of the event. 

 

5) If you do not plan on attending the first session, please ensure that you email  press@abantribunal.com to arrange a time for you to pick up your press pass.

 

6) During the event, you will be able to film and photograph the entirety of the hall.  However, please ensure that the faces of the audience are not televised or published,  due to the security risks involved. A copy of the videos taken by cameras installed in  the Assembly Hall can be obtained by you at the end of each day if you make a  request by November 1st.  

 

7) For protecting some witnesses, the Tribunal will ask all attendees, with the exception of the journalists, to leave the Assembly Hall. Your cameras must be turned off during those semi-private sessions. Due to sensitive information and maintaining the witnesses’ privacy, the organisers may ask that you do not use certain testimonies or parts of testimonies in your reports.

 

8) A list of witnesses available for interview will be sent out a week before the hearing begins. Please contact press@abantribunal.com to arrange a time for any interviews you wish to conduct. There will be private rooms for you to use. Please note that the panel of judges will not be able to be interviewed at this time and until the final judgement is announced. Witnesses cannot be interviewed before they have testified before the panel. 

 

9) You will be given access to the Assembly Hall and the Gallery for watching and recording the hearing. Bishop Partridge Hall or the Convocation Hall will be available for setting up pop-up studios if a request is made by November 1st. The Charter  Room can also be booked for exclusive interviews.

 

  

10) All media requests and correspondence, after and during the hearing, must be made  through two designated channels, press@abantribunal.com except for emails  concerning accreditation that must be sent directly to  

accreditation@abantribunal.com. 

For journalists travelling to the UK: 

1) Please ensure you have followed the steps above. 

2) Due to Covid-19, certain restrictions have been placed on international arrivals to the  UK. Please make sure you have read the requirements for your country of origin (and  any stop-overs) here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-to-england-from-another country-during-coronavirus-covid-19 

Organisers reserve the right to ask anyone, including media representatives, to leave the  Venue should this protocol be breached.  

I hereby declare that I have fully understand the details of this protocol and commit to act  according to them.  

Full name: 

Media organisation name: 

Date: 

Signature

 

If you  would like to cover the Tribunal, Please download the PDF version of the protocol here, sign, and send it to accreditaion@abantribunal.com