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Upcoming FPC Briefings


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PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME!
WHEN:  Monday, April 21, 2014 at 10:00 am - NEW TIME

WHAT: Washington Foreign Press Center On-The-Record Briefing

TOPIC: Preview of President Obama’s Upcoming Trip to Asia

BRIEFER: Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes and Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Asian Affairs Evan Medeiros

 

WHERE: National Press Building, 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 800

RSVP: Interested media should RSVP to the Foreign Press Center at FPCOwner@state.gov. Please Note: This event is for foreign media only.

BACKGROUND: Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes and Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Asian Affairs Evan Medeiros will provide an overview of the President’s upcoming trip to Asia.

BRIEFER BIO: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/author/Ben%20Rhodes

Foreign Media Only, Please
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WHEN: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

WHAT: Washington Foreign Press Center Event

TOPIC: Take Your Child to Work Day – 2014

WHERE: Washington Foreign Press Center, Suite 800, National Press Building

RSVP: Please RSVP to Doris Robinson at RobinsonDM2@state.gov by Friday, April 18. Please provide your name and affiliation and the name of participating children. Note: This event is for foreign media and their children.

BACKGROUND: In honor of Take Your Child to Work Day (TYCTWD), the Washington Foreign Press Center (FPC) will bring together State Department employees and their children, as well as foreign media representatives and their children for a day of discovery regarding the world of foreign policy and the media. Aspiring young journalists will learn firsthand how U.S. policies are conveyed through the media, as well as gain insight into how foreign journalists develop media stories that seek to inform their local audiences about world events.

Participating children will be issued a Foreign Press Center “credential” upon arrival that will allow them access to a range of activities, including:

  • A TYCTWD mock FPC Foreign Policy “briefing” with U.S. Department of State Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf, who will also be happy to discuss what it is like to be Deputy Spokesperson for the Department of State.
  • “Filing” a news story about the briefing from the FPC filing center (with assistance from participating journalists, parents, and FPC staff).
  • One-on-one role play interviews in the FPC broadcast studio.

* All participants will receive a DVD of the briefing and their respective one-on-one interview. FPC will host a light working lunch during the event.

NB: Children aged 9-15 are welcome and must be supervised by a parent. Please no more than 2 children for each participating parent.
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