ICBU: UAE’s has become No-Go-Zone for Journalists, International Media must leave country
ICBU condemns the tyrannical behaviour of UAE Government where they arrested journalists Serge Enderlin and cameraman Jon Bjorgvinsson were arrested in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday while they were shooting images at an outdoor market. Media outlets in Dubai – International Corporations – are risking losing their credibility as UAE imposed censorship on their agenda. The Campaign, invite them to stick to the media ethics and provide accurate news.
The journalists arrived in the country early last week and who were accredited to cover the opening of the new Louvre museum, were held for more than two days. They had no access to lawyers or to the Swiss Embassy in UAE
The journalists were interrogated for up to nine hours at a time, and were blindfolded as they were shuttled between different locations, it said. Meanwhile, Their camera, computers, hard drives and other material were confiscated, RTS said.
The International Campaign to Boycott UAE (ICBU) call on all International Media based in UAE, Dubai Media city to leave the country immediately in protest for what happened to their colleagues. This is not the first time where journalists arrested and abuse.
“We call on all media groups and journalists to scrutinize the illegal and unethical behaviour of UAE. They must speak freely and loudly. We think, for some media outlets to be located in Dubai, is a mistake and only contribute to censorship and controlled media” said the campaign spokesman