Journalists' Associations Protest Against Exclusion at OPEC Event

PeopleOther ♦ Published: June 29, 2023; 22:27 ♦ (Vindobona)

Journalists' associations have protested the renewed exclusion of international press representatives from an OPEC event in Vienna. According to an open letter from the Association of Foreign Press, the Concordia Press Club, and the Association of European Journalists (AEJ), reporters from the Reuters and Bloomberg news agencies and the "Wall Street Journal" were denied accreditation.

International press representatives are once again being excluded from an OPEC event in Vienna. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / DALIBRI / CC BY-SA (

This is not the first time such an incident has taken place. Already in early June, some journalists from the same media were banned from attending an OPEC ministerial meeting, leading to growing concerns about press freedom and access to information.

In their letter, Chairmen Ivo Mijnssen, Daniela Kraus, and Edgar Schütz criticized the violation of press freedom on the part of…