UK Press Card Authority Releases Flyer To Promote Press Card Scheme

The UK Press Card Authority has released a flyer promoting the press card scheme. The flyer will be sent out to police authorities informing them of the scheme and its purpose in providing verification of the card holder’s identity to inquirers.

The scheme was launched in 1992 by all the major industry bodies with the help of the Metropolitan Police. The card is formally recognised by all police forces in the UK, by the Ministry of Justice, and de facto by other public bodies.


The scheme is managed by 19 gatekeepers made up of national organisations which represent or employ professional journalists and other media personnel whose work involves gathering, transporting, or processing of information or images for publication in print, broadcast, and electronic media.

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