Live Media Coverage for Corona Trial
MANILA, Philippines - The Senate Public Relations and Information Bureau (PRIB) issued on Wednesday the guidelines for live media coverage of the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato C. Corona set to start on Jan. 16, 2012. But due to the limited space and the many requests for live coverage, Senate PRIB Director Raymund Corro said only PRIB and four networks' cameramen and their broadcast equipment will be allowed inside the Plenary Hall. Press photographers, Corro said, will be given a ten-minute "window" to take photographs before the start of the trial after which only PRIB in-house photographers will be allowed to cover the proceedings for documentation purposes. Media will be provided with the PRIB photographs upon request, he said. There will be distribution amplifiers in the Laurel and Pecson rooms where other networks can hook up for the live coverage. Corro said strict guidelines are necessary to ensure a smooth coverage of the historic event in the country. He said media accreditation for the impeachment coverage is mandatory, adding that only reporters wearing the impeachment ID cards will be allowed inside the premises of the impeachment venue. The "no ID, no entry" policy shall be strictly enforced, he added. The PRIB is responsible for media accreditation and Impeachment ID Card issuance. Corro said Senate beat reporters are not required to apply for accreditation and shall automatically be accredited. But for non-Senate reporters, all media persons, including the member of the Foreign Correspondents' Association of the Philippines (FOCAP), representatives of other media agencies, provincial media persons and crew members of TV/Radio reporters who are not in the list of Senate accredited media, are required to apply for accreditation. An Applicant, he said, must submit the duly-accomplished accreditation form with 2 pieces of 1x1 photo, proper credentials, and letter of assignment from his/her media organization editor/network manager. The Impeachment ID Cards shall be claimed from the PRIB during office hours. Corro said designated seats for the reporters in the right and left galleries of the Plenary Hall shall be on a first-come, first-served …
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