COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s Union of Journalists is urging all Danish journalists to not journey to Qatar to cowl subsequent 12 months’s World Cup, saying the Arab nation can’t be trusted.
“I don’t belief Qatar,” stated Allan Boye Thulstrup, the union’s deputy chief. “I’m afraid that the sources essential of the federal government danger disappearing or going to jail for a very long time, and that they won’t be handled properly in jail,” he added, talking Wednesday to trade journal Journalisten.
“It’s of no use that Qatar first guarantees the press can work unhindered and that they then arrest journalists,” Boye Thulstrup stated. His union has greater than 18,000 members.
The assertion got here as a response to the detention by Qatari safety forces of two journalists from Norway, and the deletion of their footage gathered at a migrant labor camp as they tried to report on employee points forward of the FIFA 2022 World Cup.
The federal government in Qatar accused the 2 journalists of “trespassing on non-public property and filming and not using a allow” as the 2 returned Wednesday to Norway. They contended they’d verbal permission from these they filmed there. Their tools was seized.
“Now the authorities in Qatar know what’s on the journalists’ tools,” Boye Thulstrup was quoted as saying. “If (the journalists) have been in touch with sources which might be essential to the federal government … then it’s a course of during which Qatar has short-circuited the whole supply safety.”