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Broadcom formulates a policy to accredit journalists

Broadcom has enforced a policy for accrediting journalists in order to assess experience and education and issue press cards for reporters among others. Applicants are required to undergo a training before provision of the card according to the policy.

Aishath Shuba Solih
09 July 2024, MVT 11:19
Maldives Broadcasting Commission (Broadcom)
Aishath Shuba Solih
09 July 2024, MVT 11:19

Maldives Broadcasting Commission (Broadcom) has formulated a policy for accrediting journalists.

The policy states that the purpose of accrediting reporters is to encourage provision of a higher quality of service and determine the education and experiences of journalists while compiling a register of broadcast reporters and issue press cards for those working in the industry.

Under this policy, press cards will be issued for those in possession of a certificate higher than MQA (Maldives Qualification Authority) level 3 in the field of broadcast or communication as well as a related field. Reporters with at least three years of experience in the field are also qualified to apply for the pass.

The policy further underlines that those requesting accreditation must not possess a criminal record from the past five years.

Applicants will also undertake a special training program to warrant the pass, according to the policy, which includes:

- Code of Practice for Broadcasting

- Conduct for protecting children's rights in broadcasting

- Conduct for protecting women's rights in broadcasting

- Conduct for verifying natural disasters or tragic incidents

- Guideline for reporting during protests and demonstrations

- Guideline for broadcasting political content during election period

A fee of MVR 100 is mandatory to join the course which assesses the extent of familiarity with the industry, as stipulated in the policy.

The policy further states that accreditation cards are issued for a period of five years.

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