n Without Prejudice - FIFA and the media : an uneasy relationship : special feature




Despite the FIFA World Cup being just a few months away from kick-off, the question of what the media will be allowed to report in relation to the event remains unresolved. The South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) recently approached FIFA regarding certain issues arising from the FIFA Terms and Conditions to which accredited journalists are required to adhere in order to cover the event. Most of the issues raised by SANEF have not been addressed and prove problematic for journalists during the World Cup in that they have the effect of restricting critical reportage on the World Cup.


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