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The JFI International Press Card is Recognised by Journalists in India as well as abroad

Don’t Leave Your Place Without It

Journalists on the move need to have instantly recognisable accreditation and that is best provided by the Journalists Federation of India’s International Press Card to the journalists of repute, This card recognised the world over and the only press pass endorsed by member journalists organisation.

The JFI Press Card is most reputable accreditation and provides instant confirmation that the bearer is a working journalist. It is only issued to genuine journalists who are committed to ethical standards and solidarity between media professionals.

Do I have to pay for the card?
The JFI International Press Card, which is valid for two years, is available to the members of national associations and unions of journalists at a fee. Please contact your union directly to find out the price.

Who Supports the JFI Press Card?
The JFI international Card has for 07 years been issued by the JFI’s largest network of journalists groups – see the full list on the JFI’s membership roll. Whenever an JFI international Press Card holder is travelling they can rely on the JFI network to provide assistance. In most the places, the support and recognition provided to national journalists will be available to JFI International Press Card holders.

What make the JFI Press Card professional?
Simply, the JFI Card is a statement of commitment by the holder to the JFI’s Code of Ethics, the world’s most recognisable set of principles and standards for the conduct of journalism.

What are the advantages of carrying the JFI Card?
Journalists travelling in conflict zones have testified to the benefits of the JFI Press Card. It has helped many journalists get out of tricky situations in dealing with soldiers, police or officials. It opens doors to officials meetings. Holders can take advantage of the JFI’s official recognition. Not least, the JFI Press Card on many occasion will help journalists gain privileged access to media events – this is never guaranteed, but the JFI Card gives journalists a better chance of success than any other.

The JFI provides support and services to press card holders, including access to the work of the International News Safety Institute, which campaigns for journalists’ safety worldwide and the JFI network which is a coalition of press freedom and journalists’ groups that monitors the state of press freedom around the world. Regular bulletins from the JFI and updates on actions in defence of journalists are available on website.

How do I get one?
Journalists can apply for cards through their organisations of journalists.

Importantly, the JFI card is not issued without verification of the applicant’s status as a working journalist.

Beware of expensive imitations – none of which are endorsed by the JFI’s journalism network. There are some organisations issuing cards to make money, but who represent virtually no-one, do not engage in any effective international representation of journalists and cannot provide back-up to protect journalists who get into trouble.

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