Media Accreditation and Important Information – Part II and III: Knowledge Keeper, Expert and Institutional Hearing

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Part II and III: Knowledge Keeper, Expert and Institutional Hearing St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, October 15-18, 2018 LOCATION: Sheraton Hotel, 115 Cavendish Square, St Johns, NL A1C 3K2

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will have a Knowledge Keeper, Expert and Institutional Hearing in St. John’s beginning on Monday, October 15, and concluding on Thursday, October 18, 2018. The hearings will start at 9:00 am NDT and are expected to finish at 5:00 pm NDT each day.

All media attending the Institutional Hearing must have an accreditation card to enter the hearing room and a colour coded lanyard will be provided to you. It must be visible at all times. It does not provide access to private hearings rooms, or to rooms where the health team or other staff are located.

WHO IS ENTITLED TO PRESS ACCREDITATION? Accreditation is granted only to journalists (critics, columnists, reporters, photographers, documentary filmmakers) who cover the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls or survivors of violence. Journalists must represent a recognized media outlet. YouTubers, bloggers or those involved with the blogosphere will not be granted accreditation. To obtain your media accreditation, please fill out the form below.

RESTRICTIONS: Accreditation does not authorize media to take photographs or images using devices such as cameras, smartphones or hand-held cameras inside the hearing room(s). Only the official National Inquiry video cameras, the media pool camera and an on-line media camera will be permitted to record inside.

There may be an opportunity to take photos of the Commissioners at the beginning of the hearing. Media will be seated in a specific area within the hearing room. A buffer zone, around certain areas of the location will be reserved for families and people involved in the Inquiry. A map will be provided and we would ask that those areas be respected.

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