By DMLF Team
The Ethiopian Media Authority has issued a directive namely Directive for Registration and Permit for Foreign Media Correspondents and Foreigners Wishing to Shoot Films in Ethiopia Directive No 900/2022.
The Directive provides the procedure of application, list of documents needed to be attached to the application, visa requirements and fees paid for registration and permit.
Without obtaining a permit from the Ethiopian Media Authority, a foreigner cannot engage in news or interviews making in Ethiopia or shoot a feature or documentary film in Ethiopia.
The Ethiopian Media Authority issued the Directive based on Art.6(14) of the Media Proclamation No 1238/2021 and Council of Ministers Regulation on Issuance of Permit to Foreigners for Shooting Films in Ethiopia No 66/2000.
The major purpose of the Directive is to enable transparent, speedy and accountable registration and issuance of permits for foreign media correspondence and foreigners wishing to shoot films in Ethiopia.
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