TV reporter assaulted live in Qatar shocked by police response

TV reporter assaulted live in Qatar shocked by police response

A World Cup television journalist has been shocked by the police response after she was robbed live in Qatar while reporting on the tournament.

In the buildup to the opening match of the World Cup in which Ecuador beat the host nation 2-0, Argentine reporter Dominique Metzger was broadcasting live from the Corniche area in Doha when items were stolen from her bag.

She reported the theft to the local police and was left scratching her head at what they told her in response to the incident.

The Qatari authorities asked him what punishment they would like to inflict on the culprit, The Mirror reports.

Ms Metzger said: “I went to the station and that’s when the cultural differences started. The policewoman told me: ‘We have high-tech cameras everywhere and we are going to track him down. [the thief] with face detection. What do you want the justice system to do when we find him?’”

Obviously taken aback by the police response, Metzger continued: “What justice do you want? What sentence do you want us to give him? Do you want to be sentenced to five years in prison? Do you want him to be deported?”

While she did not request a specific punishment, the journalist said she only wanted the stolen items recovered and returned to her.

This is the second incident suffered by reporters in recent days. Danish network TV2 was approached by a group last week while they were producing a piece. Footage of the incident went viral, and the tournament organizers were forced to apologize.

An official statement read: “The tournament organizers are aware of an incident where a Danish broadcast team was mistakenly interrupted during a live broadcast at one of Qatar’s tourist destinations.

On the other hand, it has been reported that approximately 15,000 cameras with facial recognition have been installed in the stadiums.

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