[AfrICANN-discuss] President Obama's upcoming trip - media resources for your involvement

Eric M.K Osiakwan emko at internetresearch.com.gh
Tue Jul 7 10:36:53 SAST 2009

Dear All,

Hope your morning is well.

Below are some outlets for getting involved in President Obama's visit  
- http://www.whitehouse.gov/mediaresources/

SMS. We’ve launched an SMS platform to allow citizens to submit  
questions, comments and words of welcome (in English and in French) .   
Using a local SMS short code in Ghana (1731) , Nigeria (32969) , South  
Africa (31958)and Kenya (5683), as well as a long code across the rest  
of the world*, Africans and citizens worldwide will be encouraged to  
text their messages to the President. SMS participants will also be  
able to subscribe to speech highlights in English and French. Long  
numbers for mobile registration pan-Africa: 61418601934 and  
45609910343. This SMS platform is not available in the US. We’d love  
to get a bunch of people signed up and submitting questions via SMS  

Radio.  A  live audio stream of the  President's speech will be pushed  
to national and local radio stations during the speech. After the  
speech, a taped audio recording of the President’s answers to the SMS  
messages received will be made available to radio stations and  
websites. The President hopes to answer a variety of questions and  
comments by topic and region. The audio recording will also be made  
available for download on www.whitehouse.gov and iTunes.

Online chat. We will host a live web chat around the speech on  
Facebook.  The White House will also create a Facebook “event” around  
the speech wherein participants from around the world can engage with  
one another.  A Twitter hashtag (i.e. #obamaghana) has been promoted  
to consolidate input and reaction around the event.

WhiteHouse.gov/Ghana -  On the day of the speech, we will launch www.whitehouse.gov/ghana 
  with links to all of the relevant programs and content (including   
transcript, video, etc.) for both domestic and foreign audiences.

NB: Sorry for crossposting.

Eric M.K Osiakwan
Internet Research
emko at internetresearch.com.gh
42 Ring Road Central, Accra-North
Tel: +233.21.258800 ext 7031
Fax: +233.21.258811
Cell: +233.24.4386792

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