The GNS Press Association is an officially registered press and journalist association, registered in the Corporate Registry (reg. no: PO2000133258) and officially registered in Germany. GNS is a sustaining member of the EUCJ (European Chamber of Journalists) and has been recognised by this organisation. Only renowned press agencies, journalists, newspaper publishing companies and schools are members of this association. Information available here: EUCJ Committed colleagues of all walks of life as a journalist obtain their accreditation from GNS and value the special service.
Colleagues of all walks of life as a journalist obtain their accreditation from GNS and value the special service. With approximately 8‘000 members, GNS is one of the largest and independent international associations for journalists. Transparency are important to us. The number of complaints is negligible, while the number of positive feedback is all the larger. Please see for yourself: references
G.N.S. Press summarised
With approximately 8‘000 members, GNS Press is one of the largest and independent international associations for journalists. GNS members hail from all fields of the media world, are highly integrated into journalistic work and are responsible for a multitude of press reports. GNS Press has been working as journalist association since 1991 and is a member of many organisations.
About press cards: the truth is...
Official press cards never existed. This myth is an invention by some journalists who are spreading false rumours and allege to be in the possession of an official press card. Anyone who alleges that ‘nationwide‘ or ‚official‘ press cards exist, is wrong. As a matter of fact: no institution or authority is issuing press cards. Consequently, the term ‘ministerial’ or ‘official’ press card is misleading. For good reasons, the legislator never specified which organisations are entitled to issue press cards and which ones are not. Coupling the issue of the card and the associated examination by national institutions is not desirable because of the freedom of press (section 5 of the Basic Constitutional Law) and the associated free press reporting. Therefore, press cards have been issued autarkic by various industrial and professional associations for many years. As a matter of fact: no association is entitled to the exclusive issue of press cards.
No legal basis for the issue of press cards exists. Government offices are not issuing press cards for reasons under constitutional law (guaranteed freedom of press).The authorities are not responsible or entitled to issue press cards for journalists. No official press cards exist. Journalist associations are not entitled to the exclusive issue of press cards. Associations are not ‘the press’ in itself, but at most a small part of it. People who work as journalists as a second occupation or part-time journalists are also entitled to a press card. After all, part-time journalists are also representing the media.
Strategic Partner, Memberships & Services:
• Member of EUCJ (European Chamber of Journalists)
• Representation Office of the ENA-Agency
• Promoting Member EPF Press Federation
• Member of Experts for Europe