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Media Accreditation

24th November 2015

Please note that only those who comply with the new MSA Media regulations will be allowed access other than the normal spectator areas. Dear Media Colleague, You will be aware that one of the recommendations of the Scottish Government’s Motorsport Event Safety review (MESR) was that the MSA ‘... introduces a more formal press accreditation scheme so that valid press credentials must be presented when signing-on. Press should be required to wear numbered tabards at an event.’ We are pleased to announce that the new-for-2016 MSA Rally Media Accreditation scheme is now ready to go live. The framework for this system was agreed during a meeting of rally media at Motor Sports House. There were 15 guests, including not only rally journalists, photographers, broadcasters and editors but also a press officer, a competitor and even a representative from the National Union of Journalists (NUJ). The requirement for stage rally organisers to use the MSA Rally Media Accreditation system will be affirmed in the forthcoming 2016 Rally Safety Manual, due for publication in November. We will be encouraging all organisers to offer media provisions, and we have also reiterated our continued support for genuine, responsible members of the rally media. We see this new accreditation system as a real step forward from the interim potion announced in February, when we issued our MSA Statement on Rally Media Access. We hope this new system works well for the media and organisers alike, and of course we are open to further tweaks if necessary in the future. The accreditation documents can be found on the MSA website via the following link: www.msauk.org/assets/msarallymediaaccreditation2016.pdf Please read these documents carefully before submitting an application, and make sure you fully understand the code of conduct and terms & conditions that you are signing up to. If you have any questions, please email media@msauk.org and we will get back to you. With best wishes for a safe and successful 2016 season, Rob Jones CHIEF EXECUTIVE Issued by the Motor Sports Association, Motor Sports House, Riverside Park, Colnbrook, SL3 0HG T: +44 (0)1753 765000 E: media@msauk.org For all the latest MSA news and results visit the official website