Accreditation rules

Accreditation Rules for Media and Blogosphere Representatives at the Caucasus Investment Forum 2024 (15–17 July 2024, Grozny)

1. General provisions

1.1. Media and blogosphere representatives are accredited for the Caucasus Investment Forum (hereinafter the CIF) to ensure the necessary conditions for their professional activities when preparing and disseminating complete and reliable information about CIF events. 

1.2.  The accreditation of media and blogosphere representatives is required to work at all CIF events. 

1.3.   When performing their professional activities, media and blogosphere representatives must respect the rights and legitimate interests of CIF participants and staff and comply with generally recognized ethical standards.

1.4. The number of media and blogosphere representatives who can take part in the CIF is limited due to the organizers’ desire to provide media and blogosphere representatives with the most comfortable working arrangements and quick access to all necessary resources given the media’s significant interest in the event and taking into account the limited infrastructural capabilities of the event venue. 

1.5. The CIF will be held in compliance with all required safety measures and recommendations of the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

The CIF Organizing Committee reserves the right to determine the number of accredited media and blogosphere representatives as dictated by the sanitary and epidemiological situation. 

Follow the latest news on the official CIF website and in newsletters. 

1.6. The editorial staff of the media and blogosphere is responsible for the accuracy of data provided about an organization’s employees in accordance with the laws of the Russian Federation.

2. Accreditation of media and blogosphere representatives

2.1. Accreditation application submission and review procedure

  • Media and blogosphere representatives who wish to cover the CIF events, as well as media representatives with a narrow focus who wish to cover a specialized CIF business event, must submit an accreditation application (hereinafter an application) through the official CIF website (
  • All fields must be completed in the application with particular attention paid to the mandatory fields marked with an asterisk. 
  • Applications may be submitted through the official CIF website from 27 May to 28 June 2024. 
  • The review period is at least 10 calendar days following the expiration of the deadline for accepting applications for registration from media and blogosphere representatives. 
  • Accreditation for media and blogosphere representatives is valid for the entire duration of CIF. 
  • Applications are accepted from blogosphere representatives who have the ‘Verified Account’ status in the CIF accreditation system.

2.2. Accreditation quotas for media and blogosphere representatives

        • From print publications:
  • newspapers – 3 people (2 correspondents, 1 photographer) 
  • magazines – 2 people (1 correspondent, 1 photographer)
        • From information agencies – 4 people (2 correspondents, 2 photographers) 
        • From electronic publications – 2 people (1 correspondent, 1 operator) 
        • From television companies – 7 people (2 correspondents, 1 producer, 2 operators, 2 sound operators) 
        • From radio companies – 2 people (2 correspondents) 
        • From the blogosphere – 3 people

The number of media representatives from the CIF information partners is determined in accordance with information partnership agreements.

2.3. Procedure for issuing accreditation badges to media and blogosphere representatives

  • Media and blogosphere representatives are given accreditation badges provided their registration applications are approved by the CIF Organizing Committee. 
  • Accreditation badges are issued at accreditation stations in Grozny. Information about the location and hours of the accreditation stations is available on the official CIF website. 
  • Accreditation badges may only be issued if the following conditions are met:
  • If there is confirmed accreditation in the CIF database 
  • if there is written consent for the processing of personal data
  • upon presenting a passport (the passport data must match the data specified in the registration form) 
  • if an accreditation badge is obtained by proxy, you must provide a power of attorney as well as a copy of your passport 
  • representatives of the blogosphere must have the ‘Verified Account’ status in the Roscongress Foundation system 
  • The badge is personalized and may not be given to third parties during the CIF. The badge must be worn in a visible place at all times when at the venue. 
  • Any other accreditation cards are not valid for entering the CIF venue. 
  • If an accreditation badge is lost or stolen, the media or blogosphere representative must immediately notify any information desk. A lost badge will be blocked. A duplicate will be issued based on a written request.

2.4. Rules for accessing CIF events

  • Accreditation for media and blogosphere representatives is mandatory to work at all CIF events. 
  • The technical personnel of media and blogosphere representatives are granted access based on the regulation for the access of technical personnel to the event venue. 

3. Denial of accreditation

The CIF Organizing Committee reserves the right to deny accreditation without explanation.

4. Rights and obligations of media and blogosphere representatives accredited for the CIF

4.1. Media and blogosphere representatives accredited for the CIF may:

  • Utilize all services specifically intended for the work of media and blogosphere representatives. 
  • Obtain information about official CIF events and exhibitions (press releases, business programme, etc.). 
  • Work at the CIF press centre during official events and use the press centre infrastructure. 
  • Attend press conferences, briefings, and other press events.

4.2. Media and blogosphere representatives accredited for the CIF must:

  • Verify the accuracy of the information they report. 
  • Fulfil the requests of individuals who provide information with a reference to its source. 
  • Inform citizens and officials about any audio or video recording, filming, or photography when obtaining information from such individuals. 
  • Not use their professional capabilities to conceal information or falsify public information or collect information for a third party or organization that is not a media outlet or part of the blogosphere. 
  • Suspend (cease) photography or video recording at the request of CIF security service officials. 
  • Not take photos/record videos at the inspection points of the CIF venue. 
  • Not disseminate printed materials on the territory of CIF without approval from the CIF Organizing Committee. 
  • When using official information and quoting statements from CIF participants, adhere to the CIF Citation Policy, specifically: finished materials must contain a reference to the CIF and the source of the information obtained, and for electronic media and the blogosphere – a reference to the official website (; any amendments, additions, or distortions of copied (cited) information are not permitted.