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Media arrangements for WCIT-12

ITU will hold a pre-event briefing for media around the world via Adobe Connect remote participation – you can join easily via a computer or a phone.
 
Timing: Friday 30 November, 17:45-18:45 local time in Dubai
 
 
Enter as a Guest in the format First name + Last name + (country/organization) You will be able to listen to the Audio through your computer speakers and see the Video feed from the room.
You can put your questions/comments via the dedicated Chat pod and the moderator will read them loud on the floor
 
MEDIA INFORMATION DURING THE EVENT
During the event ITU at WCIT-12 will be communicating daily through:
The opening press conference will take place at the conference venue on Monday  December 3, 12:30 – 13:30 local time in Dubai. The press conference is open to officially accredited media only. Interpretation will be available in Arabic and English, and the press conference will be webcast live at www.itu.int/en/wcit-12/Pages/default.aspx
 
ACCESS TO THE CONFERENCE SESSIONS
Onsite media may attend all sessions of the Plenary and all full meetings of Committee 5. Meetings at Working Group, drafting group and ad-hoc group level are closed.
 
All sessions of the Plenary and full meetings of Committee 5 will also be available via live and archived webcast in all 6 UN languages: www.itu.int/en/wcit-12/Pages/default.aspx
 
DAILY BREAKFAST BRIEFING ONSITE
In addition, media onsite are invited to join the ITU media team for breakfast each morning at 09:15 to discuss the current state of play over coffee, tea and pastries.
 
DAILY GLOBAL MEDIA BRIEFING
The ITU media team will hold a daily media update at 12 noon local time in Dubai. Access is via the Adobe Connect interface: http://itu.adobeconnect.com/wcit2012/
 
WCIT-12 NEWSROOM
There is a wealth of background information on the WCIT-12 Newsroom in all 6 languages, including a FAQ, a WCIT Myth-Buster Presentation, 14 Backgrounders, links to the current ITRs and the compilation of proposals (TD64), and video archives of previous media briefings: www.itu.int/en/wcit-12/Pages/newsroom.aspx
 
ONSITE MEDIA CONTACTS DURING WCIT
Head of Unit: Paul Conneally +971 55 639 7614 / paul.conneally@itu.int
Media relations: Sarah Parkes +971 55 639 7644 / sarah.parkes@itu.int
Media accreditation/badging: Soraya Abino +971 55 639 7533 /wcitpressreg@itu.int
Local Dubai PR team – Noora Al Ameri +971 55 893 2525 / noora.alameri@tra.gov.ae
Geneva contact: Sanjay Acharya +41 22 730 5046 / Sanjay.acharya@itu.int
 
Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to help you cover the event, either onsite or wherever you are in the world.