Journalists Might Be Banned From Using Social Media During the 2014 Winter Olympics
This is definitely a first for major sporting events. According to the Washington Times, Russia is trying to ban the use of all social media by journalists covering the 2014 games in Sochi.
The paper says the head of the state-run R-Sport news agency, Vasily Konov, was quoted stating: “Journalists using mobile phones to film athletes or spectators will be considered a serious violation and will result in cancellation of accreditation.”
“Organizers won’t be able to have any effect on normal spectators, but supporters will be banned from bringing reflex cameras and nonprofessional equipment to the competitions,” Mr. Konov said Friday at the National Forum, a training seminar for sports journalists in Sochi.