Martín Varsavsky, our host at the International Summit on Democracy, Terrorism and Security, has been handling some awkward questions about media access to the summit. Over thirteen hundred journalists were invited to the summit, but none are admitted to the main conference hall. Instead, they're set up in the hotel across the street, where attendees, who are so inclined, can visit and give an interview.
Martín's not thrilled – it hardly seems consonant with democratic principles that the press isn't admitted to this gathering. Unfortunately, the Spanish secret service felt like they couldn't provide adequate security for world leaders if they had to admit these journalists.
In an odd twist, a few dozen bloggers – conference attendees – are blogging the conference. So, in that spirit, here's a videoblog of Martín talking about the situation.