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The heaven and the hell: Differences between Philippines' luxurious media center and football press conference room

The heaven and the hell: Differences between Philippines' luxurious media center and football press conference room

While the media center room of 30th SEA Games in the Philippines is equipped by the most modern facilities, the football media conference room looks dirty as it was built in the Stone Age.

Given by the journalists in the Philippines, they are working at the best conditions in capital Manila. Located at the World Trade Center, Metro Manila, the media center room of 30th SEA Games has dozens of computers to serve international reporters.

It is very helpful for them because they can write articles or upload photos and videos rapidly through the high-speed Internet connection. Besides that, numerous air-conditioners are constantly turned on to keep the room cool even when there are full of people here.

Moreover, if someone is hungry, he can easily demand food and beverage. One of the volunteers working for the host nation proudly says that everything is free for all journalists. They are supported by the most convenient environments, which makes reporters work constantly to update news about the 30th SEA Games to their countries.

To have all those facilities, they just need to fill their names on the attendance list. All the people working in the room say that they are satisfied with those conditions.

Compared to the media center room, what the host nation prepared for the football media conference room is completely different. There is nothing for journalists to support their works but some plastic chairs and a few tables. Some reporters mock that it looks like a room built in the Stone Age so that they have to try to solve themselves to cover the news about soccer.

No wifi, no specialized equipment for reporters, that's how the Philippines welcome football fans all over the world.