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Thursday, 10 September 2015
Camerawoman Sacked For Tripping Up Refugees
The woman is dismissed for "shocking and unacceptable" behaviour after sticking out her leg as a man and child rushed past her.
A camerawoman has been sacked after a video appeared to show her deliberately tripping up a refugee carrying a child as they ran away from police.
The video was posted online by Stephan Richter, a reporter for German channel RTL.
In another clip the same woman is seen kicking a female refugee.
Named in unconfirmed reports as Petra Laszlo, she worked for Hungarian channel N1TV and was filming on the country's southern border with Serbia.
"An employee of N1TV today showed unacceptable behaviour at the Roszke collection point," the channel said in a statement.
"We have terminated the contract of the camerawoman with immediate effect today."
Editor-in-chief Szabolcs Kisberk said: "I believe we have done what we had to do in this situation. We don't understand how this could happen, it is shocking and unacceptable."
N1TV - also known as also known as Nemzeti TV - describes itself as a channel that stands for "national issues".
It runs a weekly chat show with Gabor Vona, leader of the far-right, anti-immigration opposition party Jobbik, according to the channel's website.
Hungary's right-wing government has been vocal in its criticism of refugees attempting to reach other parts of Europe.
It described them as a threat to EU prosperity and expressed concerns that the large number of Muslims may threaten Christian values.
More than 150,000 refugees, many of them fleeing war in Syria, have been recorded entering Hungary so far this year.
They are heading through the country as they try to reach northern Europe, with Germany the most-favoured destination.
Police have been trying to register them in line with EU rules but many refuse, fearing they will then have to stay in Hungary.
Culled from Skynews
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