Sochi Winter Games Will Kick Out Reporters Who Post Photos to Social Networks
November 11, 2013 2:20 PM
comment(s) - last by
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. are all banned
If you're going to be a reporter at the
2014 Sochi Winter Games
, don't even think about using your smartphone to post photos on social networks.
According to a new report from
The Atlantic Wire
, reporters at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games this February are banned from using their smartphones to post photos to Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Vine or Facebook.
The consequence for breaking this rule is steep: loss of media access.
Yes, reporters who post photos on social apps in real time will lose accreditation for the event. Vasily Konov, the state-run RIA's top sports journalist, made this very clear.
Only photographers with special passes and proper equipment, like D-SLR and digital video cameras, will be able to cover the Olympic events.
While the most recent 2012 Summer Olympics in London had similar rules, many find it odd that Russia is implementing such a harsh consequence.
The Atlantic Wire
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: Public posting?
11/12/2013 6:38:35 PM
only journalists are banned from doing that.
"We are going to continue to work with them to make sure they understand the reality of the Internet. A lot of these people don't have Ph.Ds, and they don't have a degree in computer science." -- RIM co-CEO Michael Lazaridis
Report: Russia Promises "Openness and Friendship", Wiretaps Olympic Village
October 7, 2013, 12:45 PM
Twitter Senior VP: "Diversity is Important, But We Can’t Lower the Bar"
November 9, 2015, 9:59 AM
CNN Resorts to Internet Censorship to Promote Clinton Over Senator Sanders
October 15, 2015, 2:47 PM
Breaking Bad: How to Crash Google's Chrome Browser With Just 8 Characters
September 23, 2015, 11:08 AM
Quick Note: Amazon UK Offers £10 Back on Any Order £50 or Over
August 3, 2015, 12:05 PM
Editorial: Reddit Allows Itself to be Hijacked as a Hate Platform For Racist Bigots
July 21, 2015, 6:32 PM
Mozilla and Facebook to Adobe: It's Time to Kill Flash
July 20, 2015, 6:30 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Sceptre Airs 27", 120 Hz. 1080p Monitor/HDTV w/ 5 ms Response Time for $220
Dec 3, 2014, 10:32 PM
Costco Gives Employees Thanksgiving Off; Wal-Mart Leads "Black Thursday" Charge
Oct 29, 2014, 9:57 PM
"Bear Selfies" Fad Could Turn Deadly, Warn Nevada Wildlife Officials
Oct 28, 2014, 12:00 PM
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2016 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information