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Thanks Richard

This isn't generally applicable, but if you knew you wanted to make an announcement on date X, could you send the announcement to 'news organisations' with a statement 'Embargoed until 00:00 on <date>'? Then the news organisations would know that you're planning publicity on a certain date. Otherwise they don't know if you are going to make an announcement soon.

They don't seem to have respected that in this case though (Chris H mentioned the details unofficially, and said an announcement would be forthcoming).

 is a RISC OS Usercaliston2 on 26/1/06 6:09PM
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