Accreditation Accreditation

Journalists are asked to complete the on-line form to receive their accreditation.

Badges will be available at the main entrance of the Council of Europe on presentation of a form of ID. The badge must be worn and be easily visible.

Welcome desk Welcome desk

There will be a welcome desk for the press in the main hall. Journalists are invited to take all relevant documentation and submit interview requests there.

Broadcast Broadcast

Debates in the hemicycle will be broadcast live on the web site, labs will be on V.O.D: www.world-forum-democracy.org

press room press room

The press room is open at 8.30am on Monday 7 November (2nd floor, Palais de l’Europe).

Every workstation has a telephone, a computer and a pigeonhole. Journalists must go to the press room reception to make sure a workstation is reserved for them for the duration of the event.

The telephone can be used for internal calls (4-digit numbers). Outside callers can contact you directly on +33 (0) 3 90 21 followed by the desk number, which also starts with 57.

Debates in the hemicycle can be followed from the workstation.

Audiovisual services and facilities for journalists Audiovisual services and facilities for journalists

The Council of Europe’s Audiovisual Section provides a wide range of services and facilities for media professionals covering the WFD. Fully operational and equipped to meet the needs of all European media, our facilities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. They are free of charge (except for satellite communications and interpretation services). Any request for a studio, cameraman or editing support, please contact TVCoord@coe.int.

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MediaBox MediaBox

The MediaBox is a communication tool for journalists, participants in the World Forum for Democracy and a number of key representatives. It is a mobile multimedia resource studio which can be used for live radio interviews as well as television interviews.

It is located close next to the hemicycle – which means interviews and recordings can be carried out without logistical constraints.

Opening hours:

  • Monday 7 November: 9am – 6.30pm
  • Tuesday 8 November: 9am – 6.30pm
  • Wednesday 9 November: 9am – 2.00pm

MediaBox recordings are available in a number of formats:

Files which can be downloaded onto our servers (mpg2, mpg4, mp3, wav);
Links which can be incorporated into your websites (fichier.wmv + H264).

For any requests, please contact: WFDmediabox@coe.int or book a slot on the spot.

All of these facilities are available free of charge. Participants can also use this tool at their press contacts.

Photography Photography

Photographic coverage of the participants is available during the plenary sessions. For workshops, photographs will be taken on demand. Please contact photo@coe.int

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