OP urged to bring the issue of harassment of journalists in the United States at the UN level
The issue of harassment of journalists in the US have to bring to the UN, told RIA Novosti the first Deputy head of Commission OP of the Russian Federation on mass media Alexander Malkevich, noting that the civic chamber will appeal to the "Reporters without borders" and the OSCE representative on freedom of the media to Alemu the Military about the attack by police in Portland on the film crew of the First channel.
Russian journalists were attacked by American police while covering protests in Portland. They filmed a report about the riots, which was besieged by the local court. The building housed the Federal law enforcement forces entered the city, despite the dissatisfaction of the local authorities. Both attacked the journalist was with the badges with the inscription "Press".
"Certainly, the Public chamber of Russia will turn to "reporters without borders" and Alemu the Dezir, knowing that Desir at best will get off with a statement that he deeply regrets it, or say that what is happening in America, do not regard him as the representative of the OSCE on protecting freedom of speech. And "reporters without borders" - just so they finally adjusted the position of the United States in their endless indexes of freedom of speech," - said Malkevich.
The public man, according to him, willing to submit this question to the Congress on freedom of expression UNESCO, which will be held in December this year.
"Globally, speaking about Russia's position, it seems to me that human rights organizations need to ask and to knock, and make the whole issue of harassment of journalists in the United States at the UN level and of the Council on human rights of the UN. Moreover, it looks absolutely ridiculous that not only the Russian, but in principle journalists in all of the campaigns bullied, beaten, but are unable to put in place insolent presumptuous, rioters, looters. This is the question that needs to be the center of attention of the world community", - said Malkevich.
This is not the first case when the American police actions affect journalists. The thirty-first of may the correspondent of RIA Novosti, Mikhail Turgiev covering the protests in Minneapolis, was attacked by the police - he was sprayed in the face with pepper spray after he produced a press card and identified himself as the employee of the press. Similarly, the police cost with a nearby group of American channel VICE.