Information for the press
The Four Days Marches have proved to be an event that attracts large-scale media coverage. In mid-July, our event can be found in almost every Dutch newspaper and radio listeners and TV viewers are kept informed on the event by a great number of broadcasting licence holders.
Media representatives can request accreditation online via this page from the beginning of June onwards. After we have received and approved your request, you will be sent more information at the end of June about press conferences, the press centre opening times and access to the Four Days Marches.
The following rules apply when submitting a request:
- If a media organisation requires multiple accreditations, a separate request must be submitted for each individual.
Only those media representatives who can be expected to produce publications about the 100th Four Days Marches shall be eligible for accreditation.
- Persons submitting a request must hold a recognised press pass, or be able to present a letter from their editor.
- Accreditation shall not be granted to persons not holding a demonstrable journalistic position.
- For websites, accreditation shall only be granted to representatives of professionally operating editorial teams. They must be representatives of a website that has demonstrable news value for walking in general and for the Four Days Marches in particular.
- These websites shall be expected not to sell photo and film material for commercial purposes and must be able to demonstrate that their site generates a considerable amount of traffic.
- Requests from sites that only offer photo and film material may be assessed separately.
- In principle, no more than two representatives shall be accredited for each organisation or publication/programme (1 photographer and 1 editor).
- Accreditation granted for previous editions of the Four Days Marches does not automatically mean that accreditation will be granted again in subsequent years.
- Upon approval of a request, the press pass and other documents shall be presented on site.
- The Four Days Marches press pass must be worn visibly when working at the Four Days Marches.
- Only press passes with a red sticker (for photographers and camera and sound crews exclusively) give access to the route.
- Access stickers for cars to get as close to the route as possible shall, in principle, only be granted to photographers and camera/sound crews that need (heavy) equipment in order to do their work.
- Requests for access stickers shall be assessed by the Communications Department. Access stickers shall only be issued if the date, registration number, driver name and name of the broadcaster/programme/magazine are known.
- Press pass holders working on or in the immediate vicinity of the route shall immediately follow instructions from Stichting DE 4DAAGSE staff and/or the police at all times.
If you can comply with the terms as stated above, you are eligible to apply for accreditation. Requesting accreditation can be done online via this page from the beginning of June onwards.
More information is available from the Communications Department via email@example.com.