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Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Update from the Hague, Day 3

We are excited to report the beginnings of our media work here! Yesterday, Andy Bruckner was interviewed by a reporter at NPR for her story on Marketplace. We are working closely with the US delegation to make sure that we can continue to have access to the right spokespeople at the right times, which is a challenge. Liz spoke with an AP reporter the night of the cocktail party, and he is also scheduled to speak with Andy soon. Julia is working miracles and we have lunch/drinks meetings scheduled with reporters from the BBC and Reuters today as well.

There are hints that coral discussions may come up on the agenda in the afternoon or tomorrow. We will be making an intervention on the floor if possible and are working with TRAFFIC and the US delegation on theirs as well.
Wish us well!

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