Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
November 15, 2010


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will release the 2010 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom on Wednesday, November 17, at 1:20 p.m. in the Press Briefing Room at the U.S. Department of State.

Secretary Clinton will introduce the report and Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Michael Posner will take questions.

This event will be open to credentialed members of the media.

The Annual Report on International Religious Freedom covers the legal status of religious freedom, as well as societal attitudes towards it, in almost 200 countries and territories around the world.

Preview copies of the report will be available online two hours before the event. Instructions for access to preview copies will be forthcoming.

Press should use the 23rd Street entrance of the Department of State. Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (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) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport).


PRESS CONTACTS:
Department of State
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
Evan Owen
(202) 647-4747

Department of State
Office of Press Relations
(202) 647-2492



PRN: 2010/1641