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MMIWG: Media Accreditation and Important Information

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 2018109 Views

Part III: Knowledge Keeper and Expert Hearing

Toronto, Ontario –June 11- 13, 2018

LOCATION: Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON, M5G 1Z4

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will hold a Knowledge Keeper and Expert Hearing on Racism in Toronto, Ontario beginning on Monday, June 11 and concluding on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The hearing will start each day at 9:00 am EDT and is expected to finish at 5:00 pm EDT each day.

All media attending the Knowledge Keeper and Expert 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 rooms, or to rooms where the health team or other staff are located.

WHO IS ENTITLED TO PRESS ACCREDITATION? Accreditation is granted to journalists (for example columnists, reporters, photographers, and 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 should 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 journalists are asked to respect those areas.
A media room equipped with desks will be made available

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