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Media Arrangements for the Testimony of General Wesley Clark

Press Advisory . Avis pour information

(Exclusively for the use of the media. Not an official document)

The Hague, 11 December 2003



No Public Access to Milosevic Trial on 15 and 16 December During Testimony of General Wesley Clark

Please be reminded that following an Order from Trial Chamber III issued on 17 November 2003 (see Press Release 802e) there will be no public access to Courtroom I in the Milosevic trial on 15 and 16 December 2003 for the testimony of General Wesley Clark. The broadcast of the testimony of General Clark will be delayed and shown on Friday 19 December 2003 starting at 9.00

However as other proceedings will be ongoing the following rules will apply:

Cameras or photographers will not be allowed into the Tribunal building; All interviews on camera are to be conducted outside of the Tribunal building; Media without cameras will be given access to the lobby of the Tribunal where they can make use of the media rooms.

The usual security procedures will apply:

All individuals entering the building are subject to security checks of their person and belongings. No one will be permitted access to the building without complying fully with the requirements of the Tribunal's security officers. All members of the press have to present their press card and photographic identification.

Public Broadcast of the Testimony of General Clark on Friday 19 December 2003

Please be advised that on Friday 19 December 2003 at 9 a.m. the testimony given by General Wesley Clark on 15 and 16 December 2003 will be publicly broadcast. Please note that the testimony will be broadcast with the normal courtroom breaks (after every 1 ½ hours there will be a 10 minute break).

Media coming to the Tribunal can view the broadcast from inside the ICTY building:

On the screens in the public gallery of Courtroom I (in English, French and BCS available through headphones). On the large screen in the press briefing room of the Tribunal (in English language only).

Media wishing to record the proceedings from inside the ICTY building can do this by:

Contacting the Press Office of the Tribunal Linking up to the feeds in either the audio room (XLR balanced cables needed) or the video feed room (composite video feed). There are 12 feeds available, this may necessitate media assisting each other and "piggybacking".

Outside the ICTY building:

Uplink vans can connect to the break-out box outside of the building. Please note that there are five feeds currently available. An additional break-out box will be added if weather conditions permit adding an extra 10 feeds.

Media unable to come to the Tribunal will be able to:

Log on to the ICTY website at: www.un.org/icty to view the testimony. On the homepage go to Courtroom I, Real Player and click on the language you require. Contacting the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), who will be broadcasting the testimony directly to its members and on request.

E.B.U. Eurovision:

Contact: Piotr Azia

Tel: +41.22.717.28.46 or 50

E-mail: azia [at] eurovision.net

Radio representatives can contact E.B.U. Radio News for assistance.

Transcripts of General Clark’s testimony will also be made available on ICTY website.

Contact Details for General Clark’s Public Relations Staff

Media wishing to contact General Clark’s public relations staff over the 15 and 16 December 2003 can reach them on the following number: + 44 7974 982591.

For further information please do not hesitate to call the Press Office:

+31 (70) 512-5343 or 512-5356