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Article 1
Outside television crews and photographers must be in possession of a permit for their activities
issued by the European Parliament’s audiovisual unit .
They shall be supplied with a copy of these rules and shall sign an undertaking to comply with them.

Article 2
Filming, photography and sound recording are permitted subject to the following conditions:
A. Chambers
During part-sessions, film cameramen and photographers have access to the gallery
overlooking the Chamber provided that they are in possession of a pass bearing the letter T
(for Tribune), valid for the whole of the part-session, issued by the audiovisual unit.
The use of flashes or extra lights is prohibited in the gallery.
B. Other areas
- in all press conferences
- in meeting rooms, with the prior authorisation of the chairman of the meeting and a
majority of the members present
- in Members’ offices, with the prior authorisation of the Member concerned and in his or her presence. The Member must complete the access form annexed to these rules
- in the entrance halls (lobbies), the area around the Chamber, corridors, passageways and
other public areas, unless the Member expressly object

Article 3
Filming and photography are strictly prohibited
- in the restaurants and bars
- around the security equipment at the entrances to the buildings
- in areas and offices reserved for parliamentary services, including those allocated to the
Members’ financial affairs unit

Article 4
Television crews, photographers and those accompanying shall have due regard to the dignity
and privacy of all individuals present within the building.

Article 5
The use of hidden cameras and sound recording equipment is prohibited.

Article 6
Journalists not accredited to the European institutions on permanent basis:
In case of serious breach of these rules, a committee composed by a Quaestor, a member of the
Parliament's press service and a member of the journalist's representative association, may ban
the photographers, television crews or the media outlet for which they were working from
filming or photographing in the Parliament for a period of up to three months, and up to two
years in case of a second or subsequent breach. The decision will be taken only after having
given the individuals concerned the opportunity to present their case.