Will Reporters Be Banned From the Sochi Olympics for Using Vine and Instagram?

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Journalists covering this winter’s Sochi Olympics could be banned from the Games for using social media such as Instagram and Vine to share videos from the competition. Or, at least, comments from a Russian sports official have journalists concerned about this possibility.

Vasily Konov is head of Russia’s state-run R-Sport news agency. According to Russian news reports, he said at a Friday seminar for journalists covering the Olympics that reporters who use their smartphones to document action will be considered in “serious violation” and have their credentials revoked. Only reporters using official equipment — tripods, DSLRs and the like — will be allowed to capture competition Read more…

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