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Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
November 9, 2007


Special Satellite Video Conference Briefing on Reconstruction in Iraq

On Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. (EST), representatives from the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Baghdad will brief reporters at the Department of State via digital satellite video conference on reconstruction progress in Iraq. Thomas F. Burke, Jr., Provincial Reconstruction Team (Embedded) Baghdad 5 Team Leader, and Col. Paul E. Funk II, Commander of the 1st "Iron Horse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, will discuss current activities taking place in Baghdad. Reporters will be seated in the State Department’s Press Briefing Room, Room 2209; the video feed of the briefing will be of broadcast quality, barring technical difficulties. This will be an on-the-record, on-camera briefing.

Media representatives may attend this briefing upon presentation of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued media 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 (driver’s license or passport).

Satellite Coordinates: 
DVIDS 1
DVIDS Sideband 1
DIGITAL
Galaxy 11-C21
D/L Frequency 4133 Horizontal
L-Band 1017
Symbol Rate 6.1113
FEC 5/6
Data Rate 9386637
DVIDS 1 Service or Channel 1

This feed will have the raw backhaul from Iraq only and not the interaction from the State Department Briefing Room. If broadcasters have questions or concerns, contact DOS Studio Master Control at 202/647-6806.

Information on the Provincial Reconstruction Teams is available at: http://iraq.usembassy.gov/iraq/20060223_prt_fact_sheet.html

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Released on November 9, 2007

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