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Nine's Comm Games Accreditation Suspended

The Nine Network has had its Commonwealth Games accreditation suspended after broadcasting footage of Saturday's opening ceremony dress rehearsal.

The network broadcast footage of the rehearsal on Sunday night in what organisers deemed to be a breach of news access rules.

"Channel 9 News broadcast footage of Saturday night's Opening Ceremony Dress Rehearsal, which breached News Access Rules and accepted industry conventions regarding confidentiality of Games ceremonial rehearsals," the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) said in a statement.

"GOLDOC expects all media organisations to abide by the agreed rules."

In January, international news agency Reuters was banned from covering the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after it transmitted photographs to its clients of the cauldron for the Games.

The International Olympic Committee also revoked the media accreditation of the photographer who took the pictures.

Comment has been sought from the Nine Network.


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