Media Advisory - Media Briefing on nuclear test declared by North Korea

Vienna, 12 February 2013

Media representatives are invited to a briefing on the nuclear test declared by North Korea at the CTBTO’s headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

The briefing will begin at 11:00 CET on Tuesday, 12 February 2013, in EO0655 in the E-Building at the Vienna International Centre (VIC).

For journalists unable to attend, it will be live streamed on The stream cannot be delivered in broadcast quality. Questions may be asked via twitter or e-mail to [email protected].


Journalists must confirm their attendance by indicating their names, affiliation and equipment to Awoba Macheiner, e-mail: [email protected], tel: + 43 1 26030 6457. Journalists with permanent accreditation to the VIC need no further credentials. All others must seek accreditation. Accreditation will be at the Gate 1 entrance to the VIC.

Photo OP
From 10:45 to 10:50, there will be a photo op for cameras only in the International Data Centre.

Satellite Trucks

Satellite trucks may park in the VIC Memorial Plaza. Drivers of satellite trucks must provide their names, affiliations and vehicle license plate numbers as far in advance as possible. Requests should to be sent to Awoba Macheiner, e-mail: [email protected], tel: + 43 1 26030 6457.

News Updates

The CTBTO Newsroom will be updated as new information becomes available. You will also find links to download broadcast quality loosely cut B-roll for broadcasters and image packages in the Newsroom. For information on the two previous North Korean nuclear tests: 2009 / 2006.

For further information on the CTBTO, please see – your resource on ending nuclear testing, or contact:

Annika Thunborg, Spokesperson and Chief, Public Information

T    +43 1 26030 6375
E    [email protected]
M   +43 699 1459 6375


Kirstie Gregorich Hansen, Public Information Officer (for broadcasters) T    +43 1 260 30 6540
E    [email protected]
M   +43 699 1459 6540


Thomas Mützelburg, Public Information Officer

T    +43 1 26030 6421
E    [email protected]
M   +43 699 1459 6421

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