The Federal Public Prosecution has ordered the detention of a media person and the release of others for inciting hate speech.
According to the Emirates News Agency (WAM), the defendant allegedly violated public morals when covering a match between UAE and Iraq.
#WamBreaking | Federal Public Prosecution orders detention of a media professional, release of others for committing crimes related to inciting hate speech, violating public morals while covering match between #UAE and #Iraq pic.twitter.com/VngNxcCmws
— WAM English (@WAMNEWS_ENG) October 22, 2021
The move follows the circulation of some video clips on social media showing the media persons’ behaviour.
Abu Dhabi Media has terminated three media professionals as a disciplinary penalty for violating the media’s ethics, code of honour and their professional duties.
This is a developing story. More to follow.
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