I can’t believe it, but the media accreditation office tells me only around TEN journalists have applied for accreditation for the CSW from the entire world. TEN?!
Granted there are many journalists who have all-year press passes to the UN (the permanent people), but you’d think a meeting of this size (I heard 4000 people) would attract more attention. Valerie, the head of the media office, says she remembers a previous CSW event where they had to park a trailer outside just to field the many requests.
“Hey, that’s a good story,” she said. Indeed.
We all know about the inanity of commercial media etc. But hello, women’s rights NGOs – did your press releases get lost in the mail? What’s going on?