The International Media Center in Seoul will open on Sunday to fully support more than 10,000 journalists from abroad and at home covering the hotly anticipated two-day Nuclear Security Summit that begins on Monday.

A senior official at the Preparatory Secretariat for the summit reports that: “The International Media Center is ready to fully support journalists and staff,” and the center will offer an on-site translation service in 11 languages while providing giant screens and digital monitors that will broadcast live all summit ceremonies and events.

Representatives from 58 nations and 4 international organizations, along with 45 heads of state, will fly the large global gathering.  The luminaries include India’s Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, who is to arrive in Seoul two days early at the invitation of President Lee Myung bak to discuss nuclear security, according to All India Radio(AIR).

AIR reports there is “a real need to recognize the importance of Nuclear Security at the Summit level and seek cooperation, as the threat of nuclear terrorism cannot be addressed by a single nation.” The Seoul conference could serve to fill an enormous gap in educating the public – and the politicians – on a vital issue. Proving full service and accommodation for so many journalists will surely help get the word out worldwide.

 

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