Journalists covering G-20 summit give mixed reactions about facilities

April 3rd, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI  

By Smita Prakash

London, Apr 3 (ANI): Journalists from across the globe, who have gathered in London to cover the G-20 Summit, gave mixed reactions about their experience on Thursday.

The huge entourage of journalists who have gathered said the schedule was too hectic.

“It is hectic because the information comes out in a very unpredictable way. Especially for the timings of the press conferences; you don’t know when they are going to happen. I generally think that facilities are very good, but perhaps true to the nature of the summit, the precise things like press conference and briefings, should have been made a little clearer,” said Tom Wilson, a journalist working for a Japanese radio.

Florence, a French journalist, added: “I already met several French journalists who could not find a place to work. It is not a good indicator. You have really to follow the long book and ask people because you are bit lost, in such a place. It should be bit better organised, I think.”

Some other journalists found the going good.

“The condition of working at this centre is very good. There is enough space and there are many people. It makes it possible to do discussions about the G-20 meeting. I think it is a good media centre,” said Oliver Gunpa, a member of the German media delegation.

Leaders representing around 85 per cent of the world’s economy are meeting in London.

The huge media room has over 3000 workstations with high speed internet access plus over 200 video edit suites and radio edit rooms. (ANI)

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