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2501, 2022

NMC Secures Key Media Freedom Role

January 25th, 2022|Categories: Home News Ticker|

The News Media Coalition has been formally granted ‘observer status’ of the Council of Europe’s steering committee on media freedom. The NMC will now be able to contribute to the work of the CDMSI Steering Committee on Media and Information Society which, under the authority of the Committee of Ministers, CDMSI, steers the Council of Europe in the fields of [...]

1412, 2021

NMC Best Practices for News Coverage taken into consideration for major UK Parliamentary inquiry

December 14th, 2021|Categories: Home News Ticker|

Following the NMC’s written submission and oral evidence to the UK DCMS Committee inquiry into major sporting and cultural events, the Committee has published  here our recommendations for ensuring best practice arrangements for news coverage. The recommendations were submitted primarily in the context of the UK governments existing 2018 Gold Framework policy document (now under review) and the UK government’s intention to bid [...]

812, 2021

China’s repression of journalism big concern for February’s winter Olympics

December 8th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

On Monday, Reporters Without Border (RSF) released a damning 82-page report demonstrating the acceleration of China’s misconduct against the freedom of opinion and expression in the Communist country. The report comes at a critical time since China hosts the 2022 winter Olympics in less than two months. The pressure on China has been building up in recent weeks, with the [...]

2211, 2021

AP’s Michael Giarrusso takes on bigger global role

November 22nd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Michael Giarrusso, vice-chair of the News Media Coalition (NMC), is to become The Associated Press’s deputy head of global news gathering for global beats including Sports, Entertainment, Health and Science, Business and Religion. Since 2013, Michael has served as AP’s global sports editor and has been a leading force at the AP on diversity and inclusion efforts, including co-leading the [...]

1811, 2021


November 18th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

DCMS team looking at mega events over next 10 years UK Sport Minister Nigel Huddleston MP today (Thursday, 18/11/21) explained the government's approach to a UK-Ireland FIFA 2030 World Cup and acknowledged the importance of the news media at big events. Kevin Brennan MP, Labour PM for Cardiff West, asked the minister: ‘Does the government have the needs of the [...]

2010, 2021

NMC Calls For News Reporting At Major Events To Be Protected

October 20th, 2021|Categories: Home News Ticker|

Andrew Moger, the chief executive of the News Media Coalition, has told MPs that existing arrangements for hosting major events in the UK fail to safeguard news reporting. He told a parliamentary select committee hearing that bidding processes for sporting events, such for football world cups and European championships pay insufficient regard to the subsequent needs of news media and [...]