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Media accreditation for foreign correspondents
I. Am I eligible for correspondent status?
Foreign Press Correspondents ought to have a permanent residence in Greece.
According to Article 1 of the Ministerial Decree No 22356/Δ/634/3.11.1998:
• Foreign Press Correspondents are defined as journalists who have as their main profession the dispatch, on a regular basis, of news reports, commentaries, articles, etc., to news agencies, radio/television networks or stations, daily newspapers and internationally-distinguished magazines which are based abroad.
In addition, photojournalists employed in a permanent working relationship by international news agencies, or collaborate with recognized photojournalistic agencies and dispatch, on a regular basis, photographic material of Greek interest, are also considered foreign press correspondents.
• Foreign Press Contributors are defined as persons engaged in the regular dispatch of news reports, commentaries, articles and radio/television material to weekly, fortnightly and monthly publications (political, financial, various material – not, however, specialized ones), radio and television programs, as well as local stations, all based abroad.
• Foreign Press Assistants are defined as persons employed by the bureaus of international news agencies and radio/television networks in Greece, in order to serve them on an administrative or journalistic level, or those employed by an accredited correspondent of a reputable, mass circulation newspaper in order to assist him/her in his/her work.