17 Sep 2018 Lvl. 2
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Alert created on: 03 Sep 2018 Spain

A Telemadrid Cameraman Assaulted by Protesters in Barcelona

Source of threatNon-state
CategoryAttacks on physical safety and integrity of journalists
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On 29 August 2018, in Barcelona, several participants in a demonstration organised by the party Ciudadanos assaulted a cameraman from Madrid's public broadcaster Telemadrid. Protesters hit him several times in the head. The attackers thought that the cameraman was working for the Catalan public broadcaster TV3. They kept on shouting "Go away TV3!" during the assault. The cameraman filed a complaint with the local police. The works councils of Telemadrid and TV3 issued a joint statement denouncing the aggression and the climate of hostility towards media workers.
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17 Sep 2018
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