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06.01.2004
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
FCC recharters Media Security and Reliability Council; first meeting to be held June 2

The Media Security and Reliability Council will hold its first meeting since being rechartered by the Federal Communications Commission.

The council, composed of members from the broadcast, satellite and cable television industries, was formed in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorism attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., to develop plans to bolster the security of media infrastructure and to promote speedy recovery in the event of an attack.

The MSRC’s initial two-year charter culminated late last year with the adoption of 49 recommended best practices for the media to improve its safety and prepare for rebuilding in case of an emergency.

Like its predecessor, MSRC II reports to FCC Chairman Michael Powell. Its new chairman is David J. Barrett, president and CEO of Hearst-Argyle Television.

Tomorrow’s meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the FCC in the commission meeting room. The meeting is open to the public, and the commission will accommodate as many people as possible. It also will be streamed live and archived for later view via the Internet. Those who are interested will need Real Player to watch.

For a list of new council members, please click here. For more information, please visit: www.fcc.gov. To view the meeting over the Internet, please visit: www.fcc.gov/realaudio/#jun2a.

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