Reuters suspends Australian cricket cover
Thursday 13 November 2008
Reuters suspended coverage of cricket in Australia on Thursday citing "press freedom and protecting the interests and coverage rights of our global client base".
The suspension covers matches, training sessions and commercial events across text, pictures and TV.
“Faced with unacceptable accreditation terms for photographers and camera crews imposed by Cricket Australia, Reuters has decided to curtail coverage of Australian cricket, until such time as we are able to reach agreement with Cricket Australia. We hope to continue discussions with Cricket Australia with a view to resuming full coverage of global cricket as quickly as possible,” it told subscribers.
“While it is our sincere wish to provide the world’s media with premium, timely text, photographs and TV, freedom of the press, intellectual property and our editorial integrity are at the core of our business, and these must be respected.” ■