Vol.10 (2008)


Beijing’s Non-Accredited Media

by Andy Miah, Beatriz Garcia, and Tian Zhihui

Realizing the role the Non- Accredited Media Center (NAMC) will play in promoting the historical, cultural and social elements of Beijing to the world, Beijing’s ‘Service Guide for Foreign Media Coverage of the Beijing Olympic Games and the Preparatory Period’ (Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games, 2007) takes into account provision for the non- accredited media.


Research Report: Towards London 2012 – Non-Accredited Media, Cultural Discourse and Olympic Host City Identity

by Beatriz Garcia & Andy Miah

At an Olympic Games, most media representatives are managed via an official accreditation system, but since the Sydney 2000 Games, an increasing number of non-accredited media have emerged. This paper summarises our British Academy funded research on the role of the non-accredited media at the Olympic Games, involving primary data collection at the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games and pre- Olympic Beijing during 2006.


My Beijing 2008: Writing for the Huffington Post During the Olympic Games

by Andy Miah

It’s hard not to feel deep affection for what is being done for the Olympics in Beijing. This essay consists of correspondence from the author to the HuffPo, the leading online political news aggregator, from 3-17 August, 2008


Beijing 2008 Cultural Festivals: Bigger, but not always better.

by Beatriz Garcia

The gigantism of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games was mirrored in the ambition of its cultural programme, though the nuance of its delivery is a more intricate story, where its vast investment into cultural activity and people’s involvement did not seem to achieve the level of profile that it might have expected.