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Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
November 19, 2008


Digital Video Conference with U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe James D. McGee

U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe James D. McGee will brief reporters on the current political impasse in the power-sharing talks between Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF and Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change, as well as that country’s dire humanitarian situation. The on-the-record, on-camera briefing will be via video from Harare, Zimbabwe, on Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in the State Department Press Briefing Room (2209).

Media representatives may attend this briefing 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 (driver’s license or passport).

Members of the press who do not have a State Department building pass should enter through the 23rd Street lobby for escort to the Press Briefing Room no later than 9:45 a.m.


Press Contacts:

Bureau of African Affairs
Russell Brooks 202-647-0759
Bill Strassberger 202-663-0529

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Released on November 19, 2008

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