Suara.com – A Danish reporter was detained by Qatari police for covering an anti-Iran demonstration on the sidelines of the Qatar World Cup in Doha. They were caught and detained.
The demonstration took place in a riot. It was described as a mass of government supporters attacking anti-government demonstrators.
The journalist who was arrested was named as Rasmus Tantholdt, from the Danish network TV2.
He filmed Iranian fans clashing over the ongoing women’s rights protests following the Iran v USA match on Tuesday, November 29, yesterday.
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“[Saya] detained by Qatari police for filming Iranians who [diserang] by pro-government Iranians,” the journalist tweeted Independent.
This is the second time that violence against Danish journalists has occurred. And it also happened to the Danish TV2 journalists.
At that time the reporter, Rasmus Tantholdt was broadcasting live for broadcaster TV2. Suddenly a golf cart carrying security staff appeared behind him.
One of them waved at the camera while the other held it up and covered the lens.
“Sir, you invite (journalists from) all over the world to come here, why can’t we do coverage? This is a public place,” said Rasmus Tantholdt, quoted by the Daily Mail.
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Rasmus Tantholdt also showed a press card.
“We get coverage wherever we want.”
It’s just that the officers still wouldn’t allow it.
“You can break the camera. You want to break it? Okay, you break the camera. So you threaten us with destroying the camera?”
Tantholdt revealed that they had received an apology from Qatar’s international media office and their Supreme Committee.
“That’s pretty good, but it still tells what country we’re in,” said Rasmus Tantholdt.
“This is not a free and democratic country. My experience after visiting 110 countries in the world, the more you have to hide, the more difficult it is to report from there,” concluded Rasmus Tantholdt.
Source: Suara.com – Berita Bola, Jadwal, Skor & Liga Eropa by www.suara.com.
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