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Qatar World Cup accused of imposing ‘chilling’ restrictions on media

By Shanti Das

15 Oct 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Media outlets reporting from Qatar during the upcoming FIFA World Cup will have to abide by strict rules regarding filming in certain locations and covering issues outside of the sport.

International television crews in Qatar for the Fifa World Cup could be banned from interviewing people in their own homes as part of sweeping reporting restrictions that could have a “severe chilling effect” on media coverage.

Broadcasters, such as the BBC and ITV, will effectively be barred from filming at accommodation sites, such as those housing migrant workers, under the terms of filming permits issued by the Qatari government.

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