UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict - Updated Media Advisory on
Coverage of Public Hearings in Gaza City
26 June 2009 - As part of its investigations into the December 2008 -
January 2009 Gaza conflict, the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza
Conflict will hold public hearings, on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 June in Gaza
City and on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 July in Geneva.
Because of security arrangements in Gaza, all media and the public will be
able to view the proceedings at a separate location from the actual hearing
Members of the Fact Finding Mission will interview victims, witnesses and
experts at UNWRA Headquarters in Gaza. Two television crews contracted by
the UN will tape the hearings, which will be screened live for the public
and the media at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, Tal Alhawwa, next to
the Al Quds Hospital.
The times of the public hearings in Gaza local time are as follows:
Sunday 28 June
08:30 - 13:00 and 14:30 - 16:30 (05:30 - 10:00 and 11:30 - 13:30 GMT)
Monday 29 June
08:30 - 13:00 and 14:30 - 17:00 (05:30 - 10:00 and 11:30 - 14:00 GMT)
The audio from the speakers at the public screening will be in Arabic only.
Television crews may attend the screening at the same location as the
public. The live coverage from the hearing room will be available on W2A,
which can be downlinked by European and Middle Eastern earth stations for
global onpass. Both Arabic and English audio will be available. Parameters
for transmissions are as follows:
Satellite: W2A @ 10°E
Uplink Freq: 14230.83
Downlink Freq: 12730.83
Symbol Rate: 5.632
FEC Rate: 3/4
Audio outputs (XLR connections and a limited number of audio jacks) will be
available at the screening room for radio journalists. These will be
available in both Arabic and English.
Still photographs taken by a photographer contracted by the UN will be
uploaded onto an FTP server during the lunchtime break and at the end of
the hearings. They can be downloaded by accessing the FTP server at:
N/B both username and password are case sensitive.
For further information in English, please contact Doune Porter on +41
(0)79 477 2576, or +972 (0) 597 444 159, email firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information in Arabic, please contact Adnan Abu-Hasna on +972
(0)59 942 8061, email email@example.com