Friday , September 24 2021

Ronaldinho in Quarantine: The media is the victim again

A series of positions denounced by press photographers yesterday

Brazilian star Ronaldinho’s visit to the Beirut Fire Brigade’s headquarters in the “Quarantine” area did not turn out well yesterday as some firefighters ended in a “brutal” attack after the stampede and the fire. Many journalists and photographers suffered from the chaos there, the beatings and smashing of cameras. This is what happened to each of the photographers: Salah Fattouh (lbci), Hossam Shabaro (Al-Nahar), Mustafa Jamal Al-Din (Nidaa Al-Watan), Fadel Itani (Modon), Bilal Hussein (AP), Bilal Gawish (Xinhua China) News Agency) and Mohamed Kleit (Russian Rabbit). An order from the Lebanese Press Editors Syndicate prompted the Brazilian actor to issue a statement in which he strongly condemned the attack by members of the Beirut Fire Brigade against journalists, while reporting on the Brazilian actor’s visit to the port of Beirut “to commemorate the fourth of August to the martyrs of the tragic and tragic bombing.” The statement condemned the incident and appealed to the relevant authorities, warning against “underestimating, emphasizing and attacking journalists and media names”, especially because “in the performance of their professional duties and following the movements on the ground”. “We are satisfied that only the media gets the treatment they deserve and we will not remain silent, we will go after the attackers and reveal their identities,” the statement said. The statement said, “The media and journalists are not easy prey for those who break the barrier of workers in the profession.” In the same context, the “Beirut Municipality Public Relations Department”, represented by Beirut Governor Judge Marwan Abboud, notified the Beirut Fire Brigade Commander Colonel PSC Nabil Khankarli to initiate an investigation and launch an investigation. “Take immediate disciplinary action against anyone proven to be involved in this issue.” After reviewing video clips showing press photographers being hacked.

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