Media advisory for the Initial Hearing
The Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) has announced that the initial hearing in Case 002 will commence on Monday 27 June 2011 and continue on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 28-30 June 2011, if required. The indicted persons in Case 002 are former Head of State Mr. Khieu Samphan, former Deputy Prime Minister in Charge of Foreign Affairs Mr. Ieng Sary, former Deputy Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea Mr. Nuon Chea and former Minister of Social Affairs Mrs. Ieng Thirith.
Advance registration and accreditation is required for all media representatives who wish to be
granted access to the ECCC on 27-30 June 2011. The following procedure will apply for media
representatives seeking access to the ECCC for the initial hearing:
a) Valid ECCC press accreditation card holders must register their request for access to the initial hearing with the Public Affairs Section by sending an email to PAS@ECCC.GOV.KH.
b) Expired ECCC press accreditation card holders must re-submit a completed and signed Media Accreditation Form together with their request for registration to PAS@ECCC.GOV.KH. Please indicate the card number on your expired ECCC accreditation card.
c) Non-ECCC press accreditation card holders must submit a completed and signed Media Accreditation Form, a jpg portrait photo and a copy of passport together with their request for registration to PAS@ECCC.GOV.KH
The media accreditation form can be downloaded from the ECCC website: http://www.eccc.gov.kh/sites/default/files/ECCC_Accreditation_Media_Application_Form.doc.
Up to 30 seats in the public gallery of the courtroom have been reserved for representatives of the media. Priority will be given to print media. The remaining media representatives will be accommodated in the media room on the ground floor. Media representatives who wish to be allocated a seat in the public gallery should submit a request for seat reservation together with their registration for attendance of the hearing.
Deadline for media registration and accreditation requests: Wednesday 22 June 2011
The ECCC Public Affairs Section will provide facilities on the ground floor of the court building to
assist media during the court hearing. We will provide a check-in service for telephones, recording
equipment and large bags.
The Press Work Room (C108) has a quiet space for working and a number of computers with internet
connection will be available on a first-come first-served basis. Private laptops may be used but will
not be permitted to access the ECCC network or the internet. Please note that there is currently no wifi network available at the ECCC, so media representatives are recommended to bring their own 3G modems.
Audio and Video feeds of the court proceedings will be provided in the Press Viewing Room (C105).
Television monitors will provide a transmission of the proceedings in Khmer (room C109) and English
(room C105) for media representatives only.
Seats reserved for media in the public gallery
Media representatives should be in their allocated seats 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the
hearing. No cameras, laptops, cell phones or recording devices will be permitted in the public gallery.
ECCC will provide photography handouts from the start of the hearing.
Audio feeds of the proceeding will be provided to media through a PHONO/XLR connection. This feed
can be accessed in the press room (C105) using one of 48 audio connections (16 each in Khmer,
English and French). Additional audio hookups are possible from recorder to recorder if the users
bring the required cables. No audio recording will be permitted inside the courtroom.
Video feeds of the proceedings will be provided through a BNC connection (PAL signal). This feed can be accessed in the press room (C105) using one of 30 output connections. Additional video hookups are
possible from recorder to recorder if the users bring the required cables. No video recording will be
allowed inside the courtroom.
The ECCC will be open for media representatives who wish to pre-install equipment and preview available facilities on 25 and 26 June 10:00-16:00.