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Dear Media Friends:
Thank you for your conern about 2007 China Open. Our media center will provide you with necessary services during the match, which can be very helpful for your ourstanding reporting.
Media Center are available from 2pm ,6th September
Working Hours,9pm—2hours after the whole day matches, 7th September—23th September ,
Please notice that the media center will provide you facilities and wire internet access, as well as workstation for composing manuscript, while TV, Xerox and fax equipment which can pick up audio and video signals from the match simultaneously are also available. What’s more, if you need long-distance telephone or IDD call or fax services, you can contact the on-spot service group of CNC adjacent to the media center.
The media center is authorized to release official match news at least for once everyday. Some temporary changes or notices, , will be displayed one the bulletin of the media center in time.
Please pay attention to schedule of news release after match: the press should propose application to the match media center after they make sure which player they want to interview, All the applications will be gathered and assigned by the media center,
Notice for press at China Open
From September 8 to 23, China Open will be held in Beijing Tennis Center .All presses are welcome to come and interview this match .Anyone who enters for reporting will be formally registered as journalist with confirmation by China Open Organizing Committee, and can therefore attend and report the opening ceremony and all matches as well as activities during the tournament with valid certificate. To ensure smooth progress and order of the tournament and facilitate all journalists, the following items are to be observed.
The press certificate of China Open is valid only for all matches in China Open, opening and closing ceremonies and related activities organized by China Open Organizing Committee. Press certification is printed collectively by security department of China Open Organizing Committee, and attached with photo of the interviewer. Any imposter will be declined the admission to the court and deprived of reporting qualification.
The press should be submitted to management of staff in related department. Please be in your own working area before start of the match and keep quiet. Do not get around, eat or chat with each other. When watching the game in area that is of no spectator stand, please stay outside of the court backstop without entering to watch or make interview.
Be sure that all wireless communication devices carried by the journalist give no noise during the match, such as cell phone, beeper and etc. Please set them in vibration mode.
Press-photographer making interview inside the court should not talk with or inquire of any umpire or player .Flash-related devices are forbidden in the match .Please carry in with you unipod instead of photographic ladder tripod.
The press-photographer certificate is only for interview. As capacity of the central for press-photographer is limited, the press-photographer entering the area should get and wear a photographic vest, which can be delivered in the media center, and get into the photographic area through the west gate on the first floor. Any press-photographer without the vest can enter the press-writer box to make shoot with his press-photographer certificate. Journalists that take part in news release conference after match will be admitted with his press certificate.
The press-writer certificate is only for interview. The press-writer seats are concentrated in the press-writer box of south wing of the central court .The press box is equipped with network interface and socket .The press should pass the press certificate on to the staff and enter with security check. With regard to special math, auxiliary certificate is issued according to the Organizing Committee. Delivering principle and list can be checked on the bulletin board in the media center. Press interviewing tennis match should propose application if he/she has match-related interview requirement. After the applicant finishing the application form on the inquiry desk in the media center, the media center will arrange related department to give reply according to the interview proceeding. If interview has no relation to the match, please propose application to related department of Beijing municipal government.
ATP press officer will decide whether to hold new release conference after the match in compliance with presses’ requirement. The release time will be issued in the press’ working hall of the media center, and the release conference will be held in the news release hall ,and presided by ATP press officer .Players are accompanied and led into the news release hall and accept media interview.
The news release hall is located on the first floor of south wing of the central court .Press and related personnel attending the news release conference should power off cell phone and beeper. The press-photographer box is in the photo-graphic area behind the press-writer box. .During the release conference, press should not get around the dress circle. Press that haves question should firstly raise his/her hand as a hint, and then proposes question after declaring the media name with the approval of question master’s. Please be sure of no disturbance to other’s work as well as normal process of the news release conference.
Located on the second floor of south wing of the central court, the press’ working hall provides the press with Internet services for free. The press can acquire various data and match information from the on-line public computer.
The press should not interview any match supervisor, umpire supervisor or umpire, nor should he/she enter umpires’ or athletes’ restrooms or other non-media working area.
The TV press certificate is only for TV station journalist and press responsible for relay broadcasting. There should be only two cameramen of settled machine position beside one relay-broadcasting machine in the area, and other relay personnel should not stay there. Direct broadcasting commentators of TV and broadcasting station should work in appointed relay box. The usage and management of other personnel certificates are the same as that of the press-writer certificate.
The match relay right is subjected to CCTV .As other TV media press want interview and report the match ,he/she should underwrite report right agreement with the committee and observe related description in the agreement .TV press that entitled report right should enter special area in the court.
The interview press should observe law of People’s Republic of China and related description about the match. He/she is required to stand by police’s command in emergency to ensure order and smooth process of the match .If any press conducting imposture, forgery of a certificate and violation of interview-related description as well as trouble-making is detected, the committee can assume right of criticizing, warning and rescinding his/her qualification, and report the situation to principals of related press unit according to the facts. The law-violator should be delivered to police for legal disposal.
The interview press should take care of the interview certificate .Please report timely to the media center of China Open Committee when the certificate is lost.
Media center of China Open.
Official website for China Open (in both Chinese and English)
ATP official website (in English)
WTA official website (in English)
ITF official website (in English)
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