International media watchdog News Media Coalition (NMC) lent its support to the Indian news channels on Thursday while urging IPL to avoid alienating the global news media community and roll back its online media terms to the 2009 norms.
The Coalition has invited IPL to find a solution to widespread press concerns about coverage of the 2010 tournament scheduled to begin on March 12. In a statement, NMC has said the terms offered by IPL raised ‘‘serious issues of press freedom including the ability to inform the public with topical information and the legitimate distribution of news content for editorial publications.’’
Courtesy ToI, an extension of a point raised in the previous post.
Lalit Modi can, and on past form likely will, tell NMC to take a hike. But as in year one, I suspect the pressure on the IPL will come from the franchises, who have shelled out good money to be part of this and for whom the prospect of a media boycott is anathema.