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The focal point for media interactions is a group of media contacts in each Bank vice-presidential unit and country office. Canadian journalists can contact the Canada Team in External Affairs to be connected with the institution’s staff members relevant to their specific query or issue.The Bank publishes a daily webzine of news and events about the Bank and its work. This publication, accessible to anyone with an Internet connection, carries clips from the world's press about development issues. It also features Issues Briefs on topical themes.

Online Media Briefing Centre (OMBC)

Accredited journalists are encouraged to register with the Online Media Briefing Centre (OMBC), a password-protected site where they can receive advance access to Bank news and pose questions through online press conferences. Non-journalists who wish to be informed when new information is released can subscribe to any of the Bank's two dozen free electronic newsletters .

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Access to Information

The World Bank Policy on Access to Information is established and revised from time to time to bring even greater transparency and accountability to the Bank's support for the development process; this will, over time, enable more access to information from Bank offices in developing countries.

Canada Executive Director’s Office
Canadian journalists seeking information or comment on Canadian Government policies and actions involving the World Bank are invited to contact the Canadian Executive Director's office by emailing


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