April 11, 2008

Intervention of IPL on Journalism

To get popularity, media always plays an important role. I astonished to read the news that IPL authority has imposed rules on reporting about the IPL during the match time form the play ground. Even on the photographer too.

Various media organizations such as the Editors' Guild of India (EGI) the Sports Journalists' Federation of India (SJFI) and the Indian Newspaper Society (INS) had objected to the terms of the IPL following which the IPL had assured the media organizations that its terms would be revised to address their concerns.

Under its revised terms and conditions for media accreditation made available on April 9, 2008, the IPL has reportedly prohibited pictures taken by newspapers or news agencies to be used online (on the internet) or syndicated.

This is not a very good sign and I think it is an invisible handing on journalism. Although IPL take over some restriction form Photo journalism but it is not sufficient enough.