World press supports News Agencies in dispute with BCCI

Will the BCCI remain stubborn or will they budge? The latter seems unlikely as of now.

updated: November 15, 2012 23:24 IST
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Paris: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum have joined the protest against Indian cricket authorities, who have locked out reputable photographic news agencies from the high-profile India-England cricket series that began on Thursday.

"It is simply unacceptable for the Board of Cricket Control for India (BCCI) to take it upon themselves to refuse accreditation to legitimate news agencies, and to tear down the traditional role that independent news media plays in bringing sport news to the public," said Jacob Mathew, President of WAN-IFRA and Executive Editor and Publisher of the Malayala Manorama Group of Publications (Kerala) was quoted as saying by a media release.

"Photos are an integral part of news coverage. Because of this unfortunate decision, photographic coverage will be disrupted and cricket fans are being deprived of their right to choose their news sources," he said.

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