Reuters Photographers Won’t Be Allowed to Cover the Olympic Opening Ceremony in PyeongChang

Reuters Photographers Banned from Opening Ceremony in PyeongChang

According to the South Korean Yonhap News Agency, Reuters photographers have been banned from covering the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics after they published several unauthorized photos of the rehearsal.

 
From the Yonhap News Agency:

The London-based media company transmitted several photo items showing the Olympic cauldron being lit up with fire during a rehearsal conducted late Sunday at the Olympic Main Stadium in PyeongChang. The company later pulled the items following protests from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the PyeongChang organizing committee.

 
As penalty, the IOC “disapproved the issuing of passes towards Reuters in reporting and photographing the opening ceremony,” the organizing committee of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics said in a statement. The IOC also revoked the media accreditation of the photographer representing Reuters.

Read he entire article on the Yonhap News Agency website.