In Memoriam

Václav Havel

The first President of the Czech Republic

* 5th October 1936 † 18th December 2011



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Information about the accreditation of journalists for the events related to the Funeral Service for President Václav Havel

Date: 12/21/2011, Prague

The Office of the President of the Czech Republic accepts requests for accreditation of journalists for the events related to the Funeral Service for President Havel on Tuesday, 20 December 2011, from 00:30am until 6pm. The requests received later are not going to be considered. The request for accreditation can be sent to the Office of the President of the Czech Republic only via the form available on the following website: www.hrad.cz/accreditation.

The persons who will be granted accreditation are going to be informed about the details in the evening, on Tuesday, 20 December 2011.

All the press opportunities within the accreditation process will be divided into three following parts.

- Procession from the Barracks of Prague Castle Guard (21 December 2011)
- Lying in State in the Vladislav Hall of the Old Royal Palace of Prague Castle (21 December 2011)
- Funeral Service in St Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle (23 December 2011)        

We would like to inform all the editors that the journalists who will be covering the procession on Wednesday, 21 December 2011, will not have the possibility to attend the Lying in State in the Vladislav Hall for technical reasons.

The Office of the President of the Czech Republic reserves its right to limit the number of granted accreditations for capacity reasons.

Radim Ochvat, Director of the Press Department