Hungarian Camerawoman Petra Laszlo Fired
Do you remember the video with the Hungarian photo-journalist and that Syrian “refugee?” She stuck her leg out on purpose, so that he stumbled and fell with his son in his arms. The camerawoman, Petra László, it lost her job, and the “refugee”, Osama al-Abdelmohsen, managed, much to the admiration of our media, to travel to beautiful Berlin (without his wife, of course). He was a popular football coach in his native Syria, one could read in the press. But what the media did not tell you: Osama al-Abdelmohsen, recently on his Facebook page flew the flag of the Islamic terrorist association Al-Nusra Front. [more]
Hier in German from PI:
Manch einer erinnert sich vielleicht noch an den syrischen „Flüchtling“, dem in Ungarn von einer Kamerafrau ein Bein gestellt wurde, sodass dieser mit seinem Sohn auf dem Arm zu Boden stolperte. Die Kamerafrau, Petra László, verlor darauf ihren Arbeitsplatz, und der „Flüchtling“, Osama al-Abdelmohsen, schaffte es zur Begeisterung unserer Medien ins schöne Berlin (ohne seine Frau, versteht sich). Er sei in seiner Heimat Syrien ein beliebter Fußballtrainer gewesen, konnte man der Presse entnehmen. Was man aber nicht lesen konnte: Osama al-Abdelmohsen zeigte bis vor kurzem auf seiner Facebook-Seite die Flagge der islamischen Terrorvereinigung Al-Nusra-Front. [mehr]
An other posting on FB:
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Here’s the text from the youtube vid:
World is going mad over Petra Laszlo, the Hungarian camerawoman caught kicking refugees as they fled police. As well it might. She’s clearly a nasty piece of work. A staffer for a nationalist TV station that has close links with Jobbik, a far-right party, she was captured on film kicking a child and tripping up a man who was running with a kid in his arms. It makes for unpleasant viewing. News reporters around the world have branded her a disgrace, and the social-media outrage machine has of course demanded she be burnt at the stake. She has now lost her job. Good. You can’t go around booting people when you should be filming them and expect to get away with it.
And yet, how alien is Laszlo’s hands-on, or rather boots-in, journalism? Her decision to throw herself, forcefully, into the action unfolding around her, even introducing violence to the scene, is being treated as a crime against journalistic values. Really? One could argue that she is simply practising a more visceral version of the journalism of attachment. This is the self-consciously post-objective form of journalism, which first emerged around the Bosnia War in the 1990s, which positively celebrates journalists who make themselves part of the conflicts they observe, who become players in unstable or war-like situations. In the words of Martin Bell, the BBC’s former white-suited reporter/pontificator on foreign warzones, the era of ‘bystander journalism’ is over and we have now entered an era when journalists must ‘attach’ themselves to certain sides in a conflict. That is precisely what Laszlo did. She refused to be a ‘bystander’ and instead ‘attached’ herself to one side: the Jobbik side that is suspicious of migrants.