Great news for bloggers and citizen photo journos below the fold:
SDLP European Election Alban Maginness MLA is to host a bloggers’ breakfast to mark the launch of his Party Election Broadcast on Tuesday 12 May at 10am in Dukes at Queens Hotel, University Street, Belfast.
Mr Maginness is inviting media and bloggers alike to the first screening of the film which will air on Youtube ahead of its broadcast on television later that evening.
The SDLP team will update guests on the online campaign and are encouraging attendees to blog, tweet or flickr live from the event with the use of free WiFi.
In what is believed to the first political event of its kind in Northern Ireland, Mr Maginness will invite tweets to his twitter account which will form the basis of an Ask Alban webcast later this month.
All reporters, photographers and camera crews are welcome.
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