Whilst COVID-19 has dramatically impacted the world of sport with fixtures and competitions cancelled or rescheduled, some sports are slowly but surely looking to get back up and running. UFC President Dana White announced he is close to securing a private island which can play host to fights amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. With most countries tightening travel restrictions and [...]
Sports Ministers Krasen Kralev was interviewed exclusively by NMC Executive Director Andrew Moger after he had opened a high-level meeting in Sofia of European experts in sport policy in Sofia. In November 2017, Kralev was elected as member of the Board of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), representing the European Union. Moger: You opened today’s session dealing with sports, corruption [...]
Krasen Kralev, the influential Bulgarian political leader and minister for sport and youth, has described the vital role of the news media in independently reporting on the positive and negative aspects of sport. In an exclusive NMC interview with Mr Kralev, he stated: ‘We need the support of media to make sports popular and show all advantages that the [...]
Recognising the importance of public service news across TV, radio and print Oliver Dowden, UK Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, announced that that broadcasters, journalists and the necessary ancillary staff are included as Key Workers’, meaning their children can continue to attend schools.
Věra Jourová,Vice-President for Values and Transparency at the European Commission, took to Twitter to voice her support for journalists working around the clock to bring concerned citizens the truth about COVID-19: "The challenging times we face also underline the essential role of professional media. Journalists who are working around the clock to provide us with updated, checked facts. Their work [...]
Journalists and newsrooms find themselves in an unprecedented situation with COVID-19 cases increasing throughout the world and sports fixtures being suspended or cancelled by government action or on the initiative of sporting organisations. Michael Giarrusso, the Global Sport sports editor for the Associated Press and a Vice Chair at the News Media Coalition, emphasises that the ongoing list of cancelled [...]