Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
April 29, 2009


The Department of State will release the annual Congressionally mandated Country Reports on Terrorism 2008 on Thursday, April 30 at 1:30 p.m. Acting Coordinator of Counterterrorism Ronald D. Schlicher and Deputy Director for Information Sharing and Knowledge Development of the National Counterterrorism Center Russell Travers will provide opening remarks and will then respond to reporters' questions. This event is on camera and on the record, and will be held in the State Department's press briefing room (Room 2209).

Advance Copies of the Embargoed Report
Embargoed copies of the publication will be put on a password-protected website, and the login and password to access the site will be available at the Department of State's Press Office (Room 2109) at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 30. The login information will only be given in person, not via e-mail or over the telephone. The entire report is EMBARGOED until the end of the press briefing, approximately 2 p.m. on April 30.

Electronic Access to the Report After the Briefing
The full text of the report will be available for downloading from the Department of State web site at: http://www.state.gov/s/ct as soon as possible after the briefing.

Access
Press who attend this briefing should arrive at the 23rd Street entrance of the Department of State and must present either (1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport). Press should allow adequate time to process through security and to be in the briefing room 10 minutes before the briefing.

PRESS CONTACTS:
Rhonda Shore
Bureau of Counterterrorism
(202) 647-1845

Office of Press Relations
(202) 647-2492



PRN: 2009/397