Media Advisory: 16 June 2010

Practical information for journalists attending the initial appearance of Banda and Jerbo before the Pre-Trial Chamber I on 17 June, 2010


Situation: Darfur, Sudan
Case: The Prosectuor v. Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain and Saleh Mohammed Jerbo Jamus

The first appearance of Abdallah Banda Abakaer Nourain and Saleh Mohammed Jerbo Jamus before the Pre-Trial Chamber I will take place on Thursday, 17 June, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. (The Hague time).

Journalists attending the hearing are kindly invited to use the public entrance located on Regulusweg and to arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. No confirmation is required. Journalists shall present a valid press identification card.

Audio and video summaries of the hearing (audio: floor channel only) – rough cut, will be available after 1:00 p.m. Programme “In the courtroom” will be available in English, Arabic and French language for downloading on Friday 18 June in the afternoon.


The hearing will be held in open session unless ordered otherwise. The proceedings can be followed with no delay on the ICC website at:

Courtroom I:

Media Centre

The Court’s Media Centre will open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

The area can sit up to 64 people and includes plasma TV screens; a Wi-Fi internet service; cards (plug + play) for those without Wi-Fi capability in their PC or laptop; 6 computers with internet access; 7 telephones that may be used free of charge for internal calls. For external calls, journalists are advised to use their mobiles or purchase 0800 pre paid phone cards beforehand. Such cards are available at newsagents and train stations.

Please note that phone cards cannot be obtained in the vicinity of, or at, the ICC. Mobile phones cannot be used in the public gallery.

Recording facilities in the Media Centre

The Court will provide a feed from Courtroom I to the hot-desk area of the Media Centre. The tables in the Media Centre contain plugs for the video and audio feed from the courtroom (4:3, PAL): BNC video output and XLR audio output. The left-hand BNC input is also connected to the feed from Courtroom I. You can record from three possible audio channels: 1 - floor, 2 - French and 3 - English. Each table contains an audio plug. If you need to record on two channels please use another plug at another table for the second channel.

Feed for the SNG trucks

SNG trucks can record and uplink the signal from Courtroom I from the distribution box placed in the car park located at the intersection of Regulusweg and Wegastraat, to which they have access. Please note that there is no power supply available at the car park and that it is therefore necessary to have a generator.

Photography Please note that it will not be possible to take photos in the courtroom before the start of the proceedings. However the Court will provide to all those currently subscribing to receive ICC press releases a link to a selection of digital photos (video resolution) taken by the photographer (media pool) during the hearing.

Parking facilities

Parking facilities are available for media representatives at the Regulusweg and Wegastraat car parks. 

For information related to audio-visual matters please contact Violeta Willemsen-Curcic, Producer at + 31 (0) 6 46 44 88 29 or at [email protected]

For further information please contact Ms Sonia Robla, Head of Public Information and Documentation Section at +31 (0)70 515 8089 or +31 (0) 6 46 44 87 26 or at [email protected]