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    03.05.2019 /
    Over the years, press freedom in sport has been a recurring subject for Play the Game. On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, Play the Game has put together a compilation of articles that look into some of challenges that sports journalists face in their line of work and discuss sports journalism in broader terms.
  • Photo: Thomas Søndergaard/Play the Game
    29.11.2017 /
    The working conditions of sports journalists were in focus in a Play the Game 2017 session that shed light on dangers and difficulties when reporting on sports.
  • Photo: Chlara Neve/Flickr
    02.09.2015 /
    The Azeri journalist Khadija Ismayilova, who has been reporting about alleged corruption in the Azeri elite, has been sentenced to seven years and six months in prison.
  • Photo: Artwork by Kianoush Ramezani/PEN America/Flickr
    01.07.2015 /
    Reporting about powerful people can be a dangerous line of work. In Azerbaijan, it may cost you your freedom. Investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova is currently in jail for exposing corrupt practices in the Azeri elite. Play the Game has invited her to speak at the conference in October.
  • 18.05.2011 /
    President of the European Parliament, Jerzy Buzek has issued a call to deprive Belarus of the right to host the 2014 Men’s World Ice Hockey Championships until political prisoners have been released from Belarusian prisons.
  • 14.12.2010 /
    Newly elected World Cup host and home to the next winter Olympics, Russia, is a dangerous place to do investigative journalism. The newspaper Novaya Gazeta, is so worried about their employees that the journalists have been provided with stun guns to defend themselves.
  • 24.08.2010 /
    The Vancouver Winter Games 2010 are being critically reviewed by Laura Robinson, who looks into the IOC and VANOC's spin on the women ski jumpers' right to inclusion, the degree of freedom of expression, the sustainabiblity of the event and the way in which first nations people participated in the branding of the Games.

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