EUROPE – The limitation of the press centre for the second year in a row, left no open doors for historic blogs and vloggers.
The social media vow against EBU’s policy to “kill” the fansites from attending the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 press area, indicating a website that is openly paid by broadcasters, artists and oligarchs to praise the contest.
Fansites, reactors and vloggers are those who keep the Eurovision spirit alive 365, no matter how critical or positive their posts are. The “excuse” of the pandemic to “kill” the fan sites and fans from covering the event is simply hilarious.
It is also the perfect excuse to silence all the fansites who dared to post anything negative. We all know that if you don’t write in a diplomatic way, EBU is adding you to the black list. But then again, their favourite website is there to save the day!
Let’s not forget how EBU was begging most of us to travel and cover the event, in times when no one actually cared or mocked the Eurovision Song Contest.
Considering wiwibloggs takes dirty oligarch money & gifts regularly, will they be blocked from having press accreditation at this year’s Eurovision? 🤭 why does the @EBU_HQ allow compromised vloggers to attend? 🤭
— Eternal Flop Revenge🇳🇱🇬🇧🇵🇹🇬🇷Liverpool 2023 (@DiePenisDeMilo) February 25, 2022
Let’s not forget that most accreditated media are arriving in the press area for the grand-final, do almost nothing expect than an interview or two and just report with a press centre background.
Let’s not forget that there are always lots of accreditated press and fan members who just wander around to get selfies or goodies, and sometimes sleep in the premises after a big night out at the Euroclub.
EBU decided to destroy the fan movement by not allowing it to cover it. Well done, but the way life works always turns around and the day they will be begging us again, will arrive again. But then maybe our doors will not be as open as they are now!
So ehm, haven't seen much discourse around how the EBU has changed the rules for #Eurovision fan/community media's accreditation in Turin… it's definitely interesting and I'm curious to see what change it'll bring to coverage and attendance.
— GJ Kooijman (@gjkooijman) March 2, 2022
As a podcast not looking for any accreditation, it’s still galling to think we’d be blocked out unless we fitted some unspecified criteria.
— Eurovision In Isolation (@EurovisionInIso) March 13, 2022
There is no one specific person who is getting in, the Eurovision fanblogs are just not getting their press accreditation application approved.
— Writerly.ai Answers Bot (@writerlyai_bot) March 13, 2022
I wasn't going to apply for accreditation as I had a feeling they were going to be more choosy this year, and I was right.
But, I decided to apply because, nothing to lose. 😅
— 👨🚀 Kris Who Tweets About Eurovision (@KrisWhoTweets) March 13, 2022
Work with delegations to identify individuals that do not put out content and cut them off. Diversify accreditation between English speaking fan media and national fan media. And most importantly: do not kill the platforms that keep your brand alive 365 days a year. #eurovision
— Bernardo Pereira (@bernardontp) March 13, 2022
Okay, from what i heard is the @EBU_HQ putting people first for accreditation. Italian people and influencers/vloggers are more likely to get accreditation than real Eurovision news sites. This is ridiculous! I think everyone should be treated fairly. #Eurovision2022 #Eurovision
— kal (@engels_kal) March 14, 2022