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Release No: PA-003-14
January 17, 2014

Guantanamo Periodic Review Board Media Invitation Announced

The Department of Defense will allocate seats for news media at the Polk Building in Crystal City on January 28, 2014, to cover certain portions of the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board for Mr. Abdel Malik Ahmed Abdel Wahab al-Rahabi. 

Due to limited space available, selection is not guaranteed. 

Media desiring to observe the hearing should send their requests via email to osd.pentagon.pa.mbx.gtmo-press@mail.mil. All requests must be received by noon, January 21, 2014. Media members should submit their names, positions, sponsoring organization and contact information to the above email address. Multiple names from the same organization may be submitted. 

If the number of media requests received exceeds the number of available media spaces at the Polk Building, selections will be made based on the following criteria and categories:

Media outlets that consistently reach a large audience; Media outlets that have a history of reporting on the Department of Defense, Guantanamo Bay, military commissions, or closely related topics; Outlets that represent a mix of mediums; Outlets that include both domestic and international news media; and Media that represent regional markets with a specific nexus to these commission proceedings. Applicant media organizations are welcome to provide documentation and examples demonstrating how they meet one or more of the above criteria and categories. Media selected to attend the CCTV broadcast in the United States will be sent a selection confirmation by email on the closing date of January 21, 2014, along with instructions on travel. 

Further information, including the media ground rules can be viewed at the Periodic Review Secretariat website at www.prs.mil.

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