Top EU official stresses importance of news media access to sport events
24th May 2017
One of the EU Commission’s top officials has backed the importance of news media gaining access to sports events, echoing concerns highlighted by the NMC in discussions with governments, public policy makers and sport organisations themselves.
Tibor Navracsics, EU commissioner for education, culture, youth and sport, said: “We must ensure that media are given access to all sport events to allow them to fulfil their role of critical observers”, adding that “this requires a strong commitment to openness, particularly by sport organisations.”
Navracsics made the remarks during a public meeting with diplomats in the European Council following another session in which they approved the EU’s new Sport Action Plan that will run to 2020.
The commissioner said that investigative journalism, as well as new technologies and social media, was helping to scrutinise sport “as never before”. He argued that though this had resulted in “some unpleasant discoveries”, this was ... Read More