Posted April 19, 2012 on AP on Fox
Two Associated Press journalists are being prevented from covering the Bahrain Grand Prix because they have not received visas to enter the Gulf kingdom. The two writers, based in Dubai, were expected to cover practice and qualifying along with Sunday's race. They have been granted accreditation to cover the race by the sport's governing body, the Paris-based International Automobile Federation. But they have been told by Bahrain's Information Affairs Authority that their visa applications to enter the kingdom are still ''pending.'' Other Gulf-based journalists working for international news organizations also had not received visas in time to cover Thursday's practice. ''We cover sports events throughout the world, under all kinds of circumstances, and we see no reason that journalists should be prevented from coverage in Bahrain,'' AP Managing Editor for Sports Lou Ferrara said. ''The government should not dictate or prohi...

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