Arafat to Visit Rice University Media Coverage Information

first_imgAddThis ShareMedia Advisory CONTACT: Michael Cinelli PHONE: (713) 831-4794ARAFAT VISIT TO RICE: MEDIA COVERAGEINFORMATIONThe following information is designed to assistreporters and photographers assigned to cover Palestine National AuthorityPresident Yasir Arafat’s visit to Rice University on Wednesday, March 5.The event, sponsored by Rice’s James A. Baker III Institute for PublicPolicy, will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Grand Hall of the Rice Memorial Center.Media must be in place by 5:30 p.m.SECURITY CLEARANCE: Media outlets need to submit the names and socialsecurity numbers of all reporters and photographers planning to attend the eventto the Rice University News Office by noon on Monday, March 3. The News Officecan be reached by fax at (713) 831-4747 or by E-mail at or When signing in, reporters andphotographers must show picture identification. No news media representativewill be allowed in the event site unless their name is on the list and theypresent a picture ID.PARKING: News media will be allowed to park in Lot L, which is on the westend of RMC. Media spaces will be available on the south side of the lot. Toaccess the lot take Entrance 13 off of Rice Boulevard. Go through two stopsigns. The lot will be on the right after the second stop sign.Television crews can unload equipment at the RMC’s main entrance on LoopDrive and check in at the media sign-in table before moving their vehicles tothe parking lot.MEDIA PLATFORM: There will be a two-tier platform for photographers andcamera crews inside Grand Hall. A mult-box will be provided for direct audiofeed. A roped-off area for reporters will be provided around the platform. Theevent is a reception, so there will be no formal seating.AVAILABILITY: Arafat will be brought to the media platform after the programfor a brief question-and-answer session. Photographers should hold theirpositions on the platform during this availability.PHONES: A limited number of phones will be available in a small meeting roomin the RMC for reporters needing to file stories immediately after the program.News Office staff will escort reporters to the meeting room. There will not be amedia work room for this event.Questions about this information should be directed to Michael Cinelli,director of the News Office, at (713) 831-4794.### last_img

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