2022-11-25 09:51:17

Qatar officials demand World Cup reporter stops interviewing wheelchair user live on air

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This is the moment heavy-handed Qatari officials interrupts a live TV broadcast after telling an Argentinian journalist to stop filming as he interviews a football fan in a wheelchair.

A tall man in Arabic robes and headdress appeared out of nowhere and ordered Joaquin Alvarez to show him his press pass before instructing the cameraman to point his lens away towards a block of flats in the background. Colleagues from the studio back in Buenos Aires said: This is what the Qatar government is like, as they expressed their concern at what was happening.

The shock incident, which occurred after a Danish film crew were threatened by security staff on air as they broadcast in the capital Doha ahead of the World Cup, took place during a live report for a popular show on Argentinas El Trece channel called Nosotros a la Maana.

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Alvarez, who normally hosts the programme, was joking with Argentine fans about their favourite TV channel and the show they like the best when he was interrupted by the unidentified official and two other men who appeared seconds later.

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