Updated: 18-Nov-2002 NATO Press Releases


30 Oct. 2002

Summit Meetings
of Heads of State and Government

Prague, Czech Republic, 21-22 November 2002

Second Media Advisory

1. Information

Meetings at the of Heads of State and Government level of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) and between NATO and Heads of State and Government of Partner Countries will be held in Prague on 21-22 November 2002.

The meetings will take place in the Prague Congress Centre (PCC).
The Media Centre will be located in the same building.

2. Accreditation

The initial deadline for submitting requests for accreditation was 8 November, 2002. No additional requests will be accepted as of 9:00 a.m. Sunday, 17 November.

The accreditation cards will be available for collection beginning 15 November, from the Accreditation Centre located on:

Václavské námestí 51
Praha 1 – Nové Mesto

Accreditation Centre opening hours:

Friday, 15 November 09:00 - 21:00
Saturday, 16 November 09:00 - 21:00
Sunday, 17 November 09:00 - 21:00
Monday, 18 November 09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday, 19 November 09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday, 20 November 09:00 - 21:00
Thursday, 21 November 06:00 - 21:00
Friday, 22 November 06:00 - 14:00

An ID card or passport as well as press card (or letter of accreditation from a recognized media organization) will be required for accreditation pick-up.

3. Security Checks

All media representatives are informed that security personnel at the Media Centre will examine and may test equipment and personal effects carried onto the site. To avoid delays, media representatives are requested to arrive well in advance in order to clear the security checks.

Television or radio broadcasters, wire services and photo agencies with bulky equipment are urged to move most of it into the Media Centre as early as possible (please see the Media Centre opening hours below).

An ID and accreditation card should be worn visibly at all times during the summit proceedings and must be shown at anytime upon request by security personnel.

4. Media Centre

The Media Centre staffed by NATO and Czech personnel will be located in the Prague Congress Centre.

Media Centre Opening Hours

The Broadcasting Centre for TV and Radio will be open from 17 November in order to allow technicians to move in and set up all the equipment.

Tuesday, 19 November 09:00 - 18:00
From Wednesday, 20 November 09:00 to Friday, 22 November 24:00 hours without interruption

The Media Centre will be equipped with adequate workspace, communication and transmission facilities. Telephones will be card activated. Television and radio offices will be made available upon request in advance to the host broadcasters Czech Television and Czech Radio.

For specific questions regarding television or radio facilities please contact:

Ms Jaroslava Hybšová
Kavcí Hory,
140 70 Praha 4
Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 261 137 401
Fax.: +420 261 218 009
e-mail: jaroslava.hybsova@czech-tv.cz

Mr Pavel Balícek
Czech RadioProduction Services Dept
Vinohradská 12
120 99 Praha 2
Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 221 553 255
Fax.: +420 221 553 253
e-mail: pavel.balicek@cro.cz

5. News Conferences and Press Briefings

All news conferences and press briefings will take place in the Prague Congress Centre

6. Transport - Visas

Media representatives should arrange their own means of transportation to and from Prague airport.

Please confirm with your nearest Czech Embassy or Consulate which immigration requirements are relevant to you.

For a list of Czech Embassies and Consulates please click here:

From Wednesday, 20 November, transport will be organised between the
Accreditation Centre and the PCC and between the six hotels recommended for media representatives and the PCC. The schedule of the shuttle bus service will be distributed upon accreditation

7. Accommodation

If you need help in booking your accommodation please contact:

AIMS International s.r.o.
Na Zderaze 15
120 00 Praha
Tel: +420 2 24 921 180
Fax: +420 2 24 916 226
e-mail: mailto:helena@aims.cz

8. Payments

All major credit cards are widely accepted throughout Prague. However, please check with individual establishments.

Currency exchange and ATMs are available throughout the downtown area.
Banking facilities will also be provided in the Prague Congress Centre on the following days:

Monday, 18 November 09.00 - 17.00
Tuesday, 19 November 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday, 20 November 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday, 21 November 08:00 - 18:00
Friday, 22 November 08:00 - 18:00

9. Media Programme and Pools

The final media programme of the summit will be provided upon accreditation. Media events will begin on 20 November 2002.

Pool cards for media organisations from NATO and EAPC countries will be distributed by Press Liaison Officers of Delegations. Pool cards for media organisations from other countries will be distributed on Wednesday, 20 November, by the Czech Task Force office.

10. Enquiries

Mr Francois Le Blévennec
NATO Press and Media Service
B-1110 Brusel
Tel.: +32 2 707 50 38
Fax.: +32 2 707 50 57
e-mail: press@hq.nato.int

Mrs Halka Kaiserová
Media and Press Coordinator
Summit Meetings Media Manager
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Loretánské námestí 5
118 00 Praha 1 - Hradcany
Czech Republic
Tel. +420 220 466 618
Fax +420 220 466 433
e-mail: ksn_sekretariat@mzv.cz


+32 (0)2 707 50 41
+32 (0)2 707 50 57
B-1110 Brussels/Bruxelles

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