Notice to the Press
Washington, DC
August 30, 2010

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will host the re-launch of direct negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians, at the Department of State (Harry S Truman building) on Thursday, September 2, 2010.

Registration/Access: Media representatives who plan to attend any related events or use State Department facilities to cover this event, and who do not have a State Department building pass, are asked to pre-register with the Department of State. A registration form is available at: The form should be completed, then click “submit.” If technical problems arise with electronic submission, the completed form can be faxed to the Office of Press Relations at (202) 647-0422.

Media representatives who do not have a State Department building pass should enter the building through the 23rd Street entrance, between C and D Streets, NW.

The following forms of identification will be accepted:
(1) U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, Foreign Press Center, White House, Congress, or Department of Defense);
(2) media-issued photo identification card, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport); or
(3) original letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport).

Filing Center: A filing center will be established in the Loy Henderson Conference Room for media representatives covering this meeting, providing computer charging stations and workspace. Computer connectivity is still to be determined. Members of the media may access this workspace beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 2. Open press events will be broadcast into the press filing center, barring technical difficulties. Light refreshments will be available nearby for purchase.

Broadcast Satellite Trucks: Recent changes in the perimeter of the Department of State building, especially 23rd Street, have resulted in extremely limited satellite truck access. Broadcasters are encouraged to contact APTN or Eurovision for live transmission origination and stand-up support outside of the Harry S Truman building. Portable, “fly pack” uplinks are under consideration, but the quantity allowed will be limited, users will share space on 23rd Street near reporter stand-up locations, and media must provide their own portable generator power. The deadline for submitting requests for uplink fly packs is no later than Wednesday, September 1, at 12 noon to and

Stand-up Positions for Broadcasters: The Bureau of Public Affairs is coordinating access to several locations in the Main State building for television organizations to use for stand-ups and interviews. These positions are being set-up and managed based on applications, such as live, live-to-tape, and taped stand-ups and interviews.

For 2nd floor mezzanine live and live-to-tape requirements, interested broadcasters should arrange support through their contacts at domestic broadcasters ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and FoxNews, as well as international broadcasters APTN, Eurovision, Reuters and VOA.

Other taped stand-ups and interview locations include the 23rd Street sidewalk row for external shots, the press briefing room for shots with the podium and stage background, the Loy Henderson filing center, the Dean Acheson Auditorium, and, for stand-ups only, the courtyard adjacent to the C Street Lobby. Information regarding use of these locations will be available on September 2 from the Information Desk adjacent to the Loy Henderson filing center.

Further details on press coverage will be provided once the event schedule is confirmed.

PRN: 2010/1173