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Dear,
I’d like to know how to proceed for an embedding slot in Iraq. The contacts i’ve got from the Us embassy in Brazil doesn’t work.
thanks

by Andre Coelho at 2007-01-21 20:43:20 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Rio de Janeiro , Brazil | Bookmark | | Report spam→

21 Jan 2007 00:01
Hi
http://www.mnf-iraq.com/
go to “for the media” you’ll find all the contacts you need there.
Dmitry

by [former member] | 21 Jan 2007 20:01 | moscow, Russia | | Report spam→
Contact CPIC in Iraq. You’ll have to submit a packet and more than likely be sponsored by a bonafide news agency.

by [former member] | 21 Jan 2007 21:01 | tacoma, WA, United States | | Report spam→
Thank you guys.

by Andre Coelho | 21 Jan 2007 21:01 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | | Report spam→
Hi guys,
what’s CPIC ?
thank you
antonio

by Antonio Babbo | 21 Jan 2007 23:01 | Rome, Italy | | Report spam→
Hi Antonio,
it’s the Combined Press Information Center, in Iraq.
For further informations go to www.mnf-iraq.com.
André

by Andre Coelho | 22 Jan 2007 14:01 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | | Report spam→
Thank you André,
let me know about you, maybe one day i’ll try too.
Antonio

by Antonio Babbo | 22 Jan 2007 22:01 | Rome, Italy | | Report spam→
OK Antonio. This is gonna be my 1st time so, hard work ahead…
Let’s stay in touch.
André

by Andre Coelho | 23 Jan 2007 21:01 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | | Report spam→
Are you embedding or going unilateral, Andre?

by Bill Putnam | 24 Jan 2007 03:01 | Washington, D.C., United States | | Report spam→
I’m still trying to embed, but unfortunately can’t make any contact with nobody at CPIC.
My e-mails are returning and no one answers by phone…
Any sugestions my friend?
thanks

by Andre Coelho | 24 Jan 2007 14:01 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | | Report spam→
I assume you sent your request to: mnfi.mediaembed@iraq.centcom.mil
All of the neccesary info is on the website that Dmitry gave you but here’s the guts of what you’ll need to tell them:

Full Name:
Company you represent:
Email address:
SSN #
Passport # and country of origin:
Date of birth:
Blood Type:
CPIC ID Number: (You will get this in Iraq if you don’t already have
one.) Your approx. body weight:
Number of bags your will bring:
Approx weight of bags:
A note that you have and will wear body armor and Kevlar

A brief bio:
Samples of recent work:
A list of any previous embed experience:

What geographic location(s) do your prefer:
What specific story angle(s) are you looking cover:
The intent of your coverage:
What specific date do you wish to begin your embed:
What specific date do you wish to disembed:

Point of Contact (POC) at your news organization, such as your editor.

*If you are a Brazilain citizen you may have a visa requirement to enter through Kuwait.

by Bill Thomas | 24 Jan 2007 21:01 (ed. Jan 24 2007) | NYC, United States | | Report spam→
Hi Andrè,
sorry for delay in answering,
when do you think going?
I would like too, do we want to organize together?

by Antonio Babbo | 24 Jan 2007 22:01 | Rome, Italy | | Report spam→
Bill, i have all that ready to go, but my real problem is the contact. i tried some e-mails, including that one you sugest me, but without success…but i’ll keep trying.
Anyway, thanks a lot buddy
André

by Andre Coelho | 26 Jan 2007 18:01 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | | Report spam→
Antonio,
That’s fine for me. I think it’s gonna be better for both of us. We really can talk about that.
I’m thinking to go on March, if i could schedule my embed until there…
What do you think about?

by Andre Coelho | 26 Jan 2007 18:01 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | | Report spam→

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Participants

Andre Coelho, Photojournalist Andre Coelho
Photojournalist
Rio De Janeiro , Brazil
Antonio Babbo, Free-lance photographer Antonio Babbo
Free-lance photographer
Rome , Italy
Bill Putnam, Producer. Bill Putnam
Producer.
(Video-Photo)
Washington, D.C. , United States
Bill Thomas, Photographer-Videographer Bill Thomas
Photographer-Videographer
Nyc , United States


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