Print Journalists Who Use Social Media at Sochi Olympics Could Lose Accreditation

By: Kristen Hare | Poynter

There will be no tweeting, no Instagram-ing, no Vine-ing, and nothing caught on “amateur-standard technology,” for reporters at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Max Seddon reported Monday in BuzzFeed.

Vasily Konov, head of the state-run R-Sport news agency, which controls accreditation at February’s games, told a seminar for sports journalists on Friday that print reporters using any sort of multimedia would be “considered a serious violation and lead to their accreditation being canceled,” several Russian outlets reported. Only journalists with professional equipment and special badges will be allowed to do so.


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