IOC launches Rio 2016 press freedom reporting tool
4th August 2016
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has set up a web-based reporting tool which will allow media to report potential freedom violations that hamper them from properly reporting on the Rio Olympic Games 2016. The tool was established in consultation with the Committee to Protect Journalists and the IOC and fits into the Olympic Agenda 2020 adopted on 8-9 November 2014.
Through the tool, journalists can lodge an official complaint on the IOC website. The concerned journalists will be required to answer a number of questions regarding the alleged incident and the complainant as well as to include any relevant evidence. Upon submission, the IOC can raise the issue with the appropriate authorities.
The move comes after significant press freedom restrictions at the Beijing Olympic Games 2008 and evidence proving journalists’ harassment and intimidation at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. The IOC has set up similar tools in the past such as an integrity and compliance hotline to ... Read More