Reuters leaks photos from Olympics opening ceremony rehearsal, gets banned from the ceremony

Jan 30, 2018

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Reuters leaks photos from Olympics opening ceremony rehearsal, gets banned from the ceremony

Jan 30, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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On Sunday, Reuters leaked several photos from the rehearsal of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony. As a result, their photographers and reporters got banned from the opening ceremony in PyeongChang, South Korea.

The rehearsal was conducted late Sunday at the Olympic Main Stadium in PyeongChang. Reportedly, Reuters leaked several photos of the Olympic cauldron being lit up with fire. After the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the PyeongChang organizing committee protested, Reuters pulled the images. Still, some South Korean media outlets used the leaked photos, and the IOC asked them to remove them.

According to Yonhap News Agency, the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games are kept under strict media embargoes. It’s not uncommon for a media agency that breaks the embargo to get penalized, and the common penalty is to ban them from the ceremony. The same thing happened to Reuters. Their reporters and photographers have been banned from the official opening ceremony, which is due on 9 February 2018. Also, the IOC penalized the photographer behind the images by revoking his media accreditation.

As Yonhap News Agency reports, the PyeongChang organizing committee plans to “enforce strong penalties” on all media companies and reporters who disobey the embargoes. It’s not said, though, what the penalties will be and how they will differ from banning the media companies from the ceremonies.

[via PetaPixel, Yonhap News Agency]

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2 responses to “Reuters leaks photos from Olympics opening ceremony rehearsal, gets banned from the ceremony”

  1. Eric Lee Photography Avatar
    Eric Lee Photography

    In the concert industry we run into a few photographers that do things they shouldn’t. Makes it harder on all photographers. At one time we had free reign at Red Rocks Ampitheatre, now we are escorted in and out immediately after 3 songs.

  2. Christopher Pang Avatar
    Christopher Pang

    Lili Belle be careful where you take photos