Access denied: COVID-19 pandemic complicates journalists' work

New York (AFP) – While institutions, governments, elected officials, companies and sports federations are all having to adapt to new constraints under the coronavirus pandemic, experts say they are often using the health crisis as an excuse to restrict journalists’ access.Fewer physical press conferences, questions that must be submitted in advance or sometimes no questions at all, queries that go unanswered — information does not circulate well in the age of Covid-19.Examples include international football matches, in which UEFA ditched mixed zone areas where journalists usually get to quiz …

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