Media Advisory - Media accreditation applications for the 2010 Paralympic Games close on May 31st, 2009



    VANCOUVER, May 26 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)
would like to remind all Canadian print, Internet and radio media that the
media accreditation application deadline for the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic
Games is May 31th, 2009.
    This is the only opportunity for non-rights holding Canadian print,
Internet and radio journalists, as well as photographers to apply for
accreditation to cover the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.
    The categories for accreditation are as follows: "E" Journalists (print,
online and non-rights holding radio journalists) and "EP" Photographers.
Applications for accreditation must be accompanied by:

    
    1. A signed letter of assignment on official letterhead of a recognized
       media organization from the publisher, assignment editor or bureau
       chief. It must specify the name and functional title of the applicant.
       A contact must also be provided for the publisher, assignment editor
       or bureau chief signing the letter. Please note that we accept
       electronic signature.
    2. Two articles from a newspaper, magazine, trade magazine, other
       publication or online article with byline that has been published
       within the last year. Radio reporters should present recordings or a
       transcript of two recent reports that have aired within the last year.
    

    To apply for accreditation for the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games,
please visit www.paralympic.ca/2010MediaAccreditation to review the Media
Accreditation Policy and Criteria and download the application form, to be
returned (by email or post) with supporting documents to Marie-Hélène Cayer by
Sunday, May 31, 2009.

    Rights holding media and all broadcasters should contact Steffi Klein,
from the International Paralympic Committee at steffi.klein@paralympic.org.

    Please send your Application Form to:

    Marie-Hélène Cayer
    Canadian Paralympic Committee
    marie@paralympic.ca
    778-329-0328




For further information:

For further information: Anna Parisi, Chief of communications, (778)
329-0329, anna@paralympic.ca


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