Last week it was reported that Britain’s leading black newspaper The Voice had been denied press accreditation to cover the 2012 Olympic games (Click here to read if you missed it).
But following an online petition, extensive media coverage and a show of unity The Voice have now been granted press accreditation from the British Olympics Association (BOA) to cover the 2012 games inside the Olympic stadium.
In a statement the BOA said:
“We are pleased to confirm that the IOC have awarded an accreditation to the BOA, which will be allocated to The Voice.”
In response to the tremendous show of support The Voice team said:
A big thank you to all those who signed the petition, lobbied on our behalf and to the journalists who recognised the need for us to be there.
It’s amazing what can be achieved when we unite and work together. Well done to everyone who stood up, got involved and helped to make this happen.
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