Hungarian Camerawoman Swaps Coverage For Tripping Migrants

Sep 9, 2015

Udi Tirosh

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Hungarian Camerawoman Swaps Coverage For Tripping Migrants

Sep 9, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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The refugees crisis in Europe is a leading story over the last few days, and this deep coverage would not have been possible without the diligent and dedicated work of journalists and photojournalists.

Usually photographers take it upon them to document the event so both the world can be informed of the stories and generations to come can look back at the records and learn from. This sometimes means that photographing events means not getting involved.

Hungarian camerawoman however broke this protocol, not by aiding a refugee but by tripping and kicking some of the persons running by her.

YouTube video

The camerawoman is recorded on tape tripping a running refugee carrying a child while he is trying to escape a law enforcement person. The refugee falls on the child and is completely shocked.

If that is not enough, Index Hungary’s leading news website has another taped documentation of the reported kicking a young girl and boy.

https://youtu.be/e2kdd-B_RQg

It is never easy to document hard events, and a decision if to get involved is never an easy one. In 1994,  photojournalist Kevin Carter won a Pulitzer prize for his photo The vulture and the little girl, and the main critic response was questioning Carter’s choice to photograph rather than to help.

Carter, however was instructed not to touch any of the kids for fear of diseases, and until the day he committed suicide he expressed his regret for not helping that kid.

This is very different.

N1TV who employed the camerawoman issued a statement on their website saying to have fired the lady.

Today, a N1TV colleague behaved unacceptably at the Roeszke reception center. The cameraman’s employment was terminated with immediate effect

If that was not enough, the word took matters into their own hands and created a wall of shame for the photographer, gaining over 10,000 likes since yesterday.

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[via washingtonpost]

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12 responses to “Hungarian Camerawoman Swaps Coverage For Tripping Migrants”

  1. Eva Duve Creel Avatar
    Eva Duve Creel

    She did what! Triped an old man carrying a child? Mental. And where are they running? Why are they being chased it looks more like herded.

  2. Chabada György Avatar
    Chabada György

    Sad part is that this kind of news became viral, while the other side is not even remains unpublished, but some German media is deleting from the comments making a very different point of view for the readers. The refugees crisis is totally different here from Hungary than they are published in many media.

    1. Michael Häberle Avatar
      Michael Häberle

      As far as I know they tried to flee from Hungary to Serbia and the tv-station to which the woman belonged (yes, belonged :D ) is, according to news, close to jobbik (which are far-right wingers)

      What exactly is the other side?

    2. Chabada György Avatar
      Chabada György

      The other side is when the police giving food and water to the refugees and they are throwing it to the railway tracks and rejecting every help. Not everybody, but a lot of them. There was also one photo that went viral, showing the “brutality” of police, but later a video was released too that prooves the oposite, but when one of my friends shared the video under the post of a big German media (don’t remember which one sorry), the comment was deleted… I hope that later the video was reachd also many people but still what is shown in the media and what is the reality is very far from each other. Here you can see the photo and the video as well. http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/602745/Migrant-family-Hungary-riot-police-lay-TRAIN-TRACKS

      1. Ben Olry Avatar
        Ben Olry

        And you probably do not even draw a connection between you feeling misinformed by the media and the very laws that Orban started pushing through the parlament in 2010 that effectively muzzled the media.

        This is a kind of hear-say and misrepresentation of events that only closet nationalists can find conclusive.

        These human beings do not leave their whole lifes behind because they want a new shiny cell phone. Their bare existence is threatened by war, poverty or hunger.

  3. Anthony Mehlhaff Avatar
    Anthony Mehlhaff

    What a fucking bitch

  4. Biff Stephens Avatar
    Biff Stephens

    Just because your a woman and your carrying a camera does not make you a camerawoman. sad that the stuff is being done.

  5. Regina van Heest Avatar
    Regina van Heest

    Awfull

  6. anonynoys Avatar
    anonynoys

    Petra Laszlo, Your Fired because you are stupid bitch!

  7. anonynoys Avatar
    anonynoys

    Laszlo is a criminal, not a professional photographer. She looks like a bar fly.

  8. anonynoys Avatar
    anonynoys

    This tramp as a Journalist Photographer? Is that a joke? I bet she is in jail tonight.

  9. Ebenschweiger Alvin Avatar
    Ebenschweiger Alvin

    Syrian refugee tripped by Hungarian journalist was member of radical al-Nusra Front:
    http://rudaw.net/NewsDetails.aspx?pageid=159906&utm_source=mandiner&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=mandiner_201509