BRITAIN’S LEADING BLACK NEWSPAPER ‘THE VOICE’ DENIED ACCESS TO OLYMPIC STADIUM
This report from the Jamaica Gleaner has left me FUMING on this wet grey afternoon.
Britain’s leading black publication The Voice has been denied press accreditation in to the Olympic stadium during the 2012 games.
After applying for press accreditation the publication received the letter below from the British Olympic Association (BOA):
“After careful consideration by the Media Accreditation Committee, we regret to inform you that your application for accreditation for the London 2012 Olympic Games has been unsuccessful.
“Should we be in the fortunate position to receive additional accreditations from the International Olympic Committee as the Games near or if any granted accreditations are returned, we will reallocate them to applicants on our waiting list. You will automatically be put on this list,” .
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The constant wake up calls are slowly pushing me over the edge. To quote a friend, “the lack of respect intensifies by the day”.
The Voice newspaper (a prominent and highly respected publication) has been providing Britain’s African-Caribbean community with print news for 30 years and this is how they are being treated???
But then I shouldn’t even be surprised. This is just typical!
“After careful consideration by the Media Accreditation Committee, we regret to inform you that your application for accreditation for the London 2012 Olympic Games has been unsuccessful.”
I find it hard to believe that there was any “careful consideration” given after they came across the press accreditation request form from The Voice team. ‘DENIED’ was probably stamped across it upon sight.
And as for this so-called “waiting list”, I would like to see who else is on this “list.”
Are the following publications also on this list:
The Daily Mail? The Daily Mirror? The Sun? The Guardian? The Independent, The Telegraph? The Evening Standard?
Enquiring minds would like to know….