IOC

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IOC offers some protection but press at Rio Games should be wary of security risks

August 3, 2016 3:48 PM ET

When the Rio Olympics open on Friday, the thousands of journalists covering it will have the added security of knowing a formal mechanism has been put in place to let them report any press freedom violations that take place...

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CPJ welcomes IOC's press freedom complaints mechanism

August 3, 2016 12:53 PM ET

New York, August 3, 2016 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the creation of a press freedom complaints mechanism by the International Olympic Committee that will enable journalists covering the organization and staging of the Olympic Games to report...

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Jailed journalist Gao Yu saw what was coming. So should the IOC

April 17, 2015 5:08 PM ET

Gao Yu was right, I was wrong. Gao, who was handed a seven-year prison sentence in a Beijing court on Friday, and I met at a conference organized by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers in Paris...

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Press freedom and the Olympic movement

October 23, 2014 12:48 PM ET

The guiding document of the Olympic movement is the Olympic Charter, a 105-page compendium of rules and regulations, but also principles and ideals that go far beyond sports. For example, the Olympic Games are intended to foment "respect for universal...

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Media suffer winter chill in coverage of Sochi Olympics

January 28, 2014 12:00 AM ET

In the run-up to the Sochi Winter Games, official repression and self-censorship have restricted news coverage of sensitive issues related to the Olympics, such as the exploitation of migrant workers, environmental destruction, and forced evictions. The information vacuum comes...

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Olympics: Talking tough, much too late

August 14, 2008 9:29 PM ET

During the war in Vietnam, the daily press briefings by the American military were called the "Five o'clock Follies" by the foreign press corps that was on the receiving end of the military's damage control aimed at controlling the story...

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Olympics: IOC says Internet access 'on the table'

July 31, 2008 2:30 PM ET

Facing massive outcry over Internet restrictions at the Olympic press center, the International Olympic Committee says it met today with Beijing organizers and that "the issues were put on the table." In a statement issued this afternoon, the IOC says it...

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