Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 21, 2012


On May 24, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael Posner will release the 2011 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices at 10:30 a.m. in the Department of State Press Briefing Room. The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, commonly known as the Human Rights Reports, cover the status of human rights in countries around the world.

Remarks will be open to the press.

Pre-set time for cameras: 9:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 10:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.

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).

Instructions for embargoed access of the reports will be available, to members of the press only, on Thursday, May 24 at 9:00 a.m. in the State Department’s Press Office (Room 2109). The entire report is EMBARGOED until the end of the press briefing, approximately 11:30 a.m. After the briefing, the reports will be available to the public on www.HumanRights.gov.

PRESS CONTACTS:

Office of Press Relations
U.S. Department of State
Phone (202) 647-2492

For updates, follow Assistant Secretary Posner on Facebook and Twitter @State_DRL, or join the conversation on Twitter at #HRR11.



PRN: 2012/814