本會就有記者於西九龍法院外採訪期間遇襲聲明 HKPPA Condemns Violent Actions Targeting Photojournalists Outside Courthouse

香港攝影記者協會就今天有記者於西九龍法院外採訪期間遇襲發出以下聲明:

香港攝影記者協會就今天 (2017年2月10日) 一名報館攝影記者於西九龍法院大樓外採訪期間遇襲予以譴責。

本會得悉,當時一名被控獸交罪的男子保釋離開西九龍法院時,先以粗言穢語喝罵在場正常採訪的傳媒,然後揮拳攻擊一名蘋果日報的攝影記者,令其面部流血。該記者及後送院治理。本會對受傷的同業致最深切的慰問,並希望他早日康復。

本會對此事件感到極度憤怒及給予嚴厲譴責。任何針對傳媒工作者的暴力攻擊,絕對不可以接受,更不應將其情緒發洩於新聞工作者身上。攝協促請警方嚴肅處理事件,不能縱容任何暴力行為。此外,本會呼籲攝影記者採訪時,小心人身安全。需要特別留意被訪者的情緒,必要時向警方求助。

The Hong Kong Press Photographers Association (HKPPA) condemns the violent actions targeting photojournalists during the news coverage of a bestiality case earlier today (Friday, Feb. 10, 2017).

An accused man involved in a bestiality case verbally insulted members of the media outside West Kowloon Law Courts after he was released on bail this afternoon. Later, the man punched and injured an Apple Daily photojournalist who was treated and later sent to the hospital.

HKPPA extends our sympathy to our fellow colleague and wish for his speedy recovery.

HKPPA condemns this type of behavior as we do not believe it’s acceptable to target any members of the media through violence. We urge the police to investigate the case impartially and thoroughly. We also ask our fellow colleagues to pay close attention to the situation and emotions of protesters when covering similar events in the future, carry appropriate equipment and seek help or support from appropriate authorities.

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