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Media update - submarine court case in Copenhagen 23 and 25 April

Media information and guidelines for the submarine court case at the City Court of Copenhagen
20.04.2018  13:50

Please find below a compilation of information ahead of the last scheduled days in the submarine case in Copenhagen. Meetings in court are scheduled for Monday 23 April and Wednesday 25 April.

This update covers the following topics:

- Latest update - ahead of 25 April
- Media seats in the so-called TV/listening room
- Information about EBU services for broadcasters
- Guidelines - Working as a journalist in Danish courtrooms – what you need to know
- Working space for international media at the IPC in Copenhagen

Latest update - ahead of 25 April
It has been announced that the City Court’s verdict in the case will be read out at 13:00 CEST on Wednesday 25 April. The security check-in for media accessing the so-called TV/listening room will open at 12:00 noon.

It is also possible for media to queue for a few limited seats in the actual court room as has been the case since the beginning of the trial.

For further information please see the previous press release from the City Court.

To access the press release please click here.

To enquire about seats in the TV/listening room, please contact immediately Judge Jens Stausbøll, media spokesperson at the City Court of Copenhagen:
T: +45 20 24 21 76
E: jesa@domstol.dk

Media seats in the co-called TV/listening room
To make sure that it is possible for media to give an account of the court hearings, a room has been set up for registered reporters, who can follow the proceedings in the courtroom through TV monitors and loudspeakers.

It is made very clear that video and audio recording is not allowed in the press room, nor in the courtroom.

Any non-compliance with this prohibition will lead to immediate expulsion from the court and may be reported to the police.

Journalists who have registered with the City Court press contact (please see above) to be present in the TV/listening room must go through a security check located in the main court building.

 In order to access the TV/listening room journalist must be able to prove that they work for Danish or international news media.

Information about EBU services for broadcasters
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) will offer various services in Copenhagen during the trial. For further information please see details on the EBU Broadcast Servcies website. EBU services are scheduled for Wednesday 25 April.
https://www.eurovision.net/broadcast-services-production/ops/events.php

Guidelines - Working as a journalist in Danish courtrooms
Prior to the case submarine case, the The Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) has provided the guidelines “Working as a journalist in Danish courtrooms – what you need to know”. Please access these here.

Working space for international reporters at the IPC in Copenhagen
The international Press Centre in Copenhagen (IPC) is located at Skindergade 7, 1159 Copenhagen K. It is just under 500 metres from the City Court.

International media are most welcome to contact the IPC if they would like to use our office space before, during and after the trial.

Please contact:
Peter Krause, Head of the IPC
E: peter@umipc.dk
M: +45 20 70 69 70