NATO CRITICATA DUPA ATACUL ASUPRA TELEVIZIUNII NATIONALE LIBIENE IN CARE SI-AU PIERDUT VIATA 3 PERSOANE SI ALTE 15 AU FOST RANITE


Media group slams NATO bombing of Libyan TV

BRUSSELS (AP) – An international journalists’ group sharply criticised NATO air strikes against Libyan television, which killed three people and injured 15, saying Wednesday they violated international law and UN resolutions.

The International Federation of Journalists said the bombing Saturday was in contravention of a Security Council resolution passed in December 2006 that explicitly condemned such attacks against journalists and media.

„We utterly condemn this action, which targeted journalists and threatened their lives in violation of international law,” Brussels-based IFJ Secretary General Beth Costa said.

Libyan officials said the air strikes early Saturday killed three journalists and injured 15 other people.

NATO said the bombing of the Libyan TV’s satellite dishes was in compliance with the UN mandate authorising the strikes to protect the civilian population.

NATO spokeswoman Carmen Romero there was evidence the state TV was increasingly being used by Muammar Qadhafi‘s regime to incite violence against the civilian population.

„It is for the military commander to decide on the selection of targets, but his decision is always made in full cognition of and in compliance with international law,” Romero said.

Costa dismissed that explanation, saying the use of „violence to stifle dissident media spell catastrophe for press freedom”.

„Our concern is that when one side decides to take out a media organisation because they regard its message as propaganda, then all media are at risk,” Costa said. „In conflict situations, international law is clear that unarmed journalists cannot be treated as combatants, irrespective of their political affiliations.”

She likened the air strikes to the 1999 NATO bombing of Serbian TV in Belgrade, which killed 16 people. At the time, NATO said the station was a legitimate target because it was a „propaganda mouthpiece” for the regime of Slobodan Milosevic.

Costa urged the alliance to refrain from further attacks on media.

NATO has been increasingly embarrassed by the failure of the bombing campaign, now in its fifth month, to dislodge Qadhafi’s regime. With the fasting month of Ramadan due to last through August, there is a growing realisation within the alliance that the costly campaign will drag on into autumn and possibly longer.

Stratfor, a US-based analysis group, said confidence among Western powers leading the air campaign was waning as chances for a quick victory receded.

„The strategy of bombing, waiting for the regime to implode… has been adopted in its stead,” said the analysis, released Tuesday.

The Jordan Times

4 july 2011

7 comentarii

  1. August 5, 2011 la 11:16

    „NATO spokeswoman Carmen Romero there was evidence the state TV was increasingly being used by Muammar Qaddafi’s regime to incite violence against the civilian population.

    „It is for the military commander to decide on the selection of targets, but his decision is always made in full cognition of and in compliance with international law,” Romero said.

    Costa dismissed that explanation, saying the use of „violence to stifle dissident media spell catastrophe for press freedom.”
    (BBC)

    Stii cum e? Daca nu interveneau , nu e bine, sunt macelariti oamenii si lumea se uita la televizor mancand popcorn.
    Daca au intervenit, poate trebuia sa ceara o strategie lui Gaddafi? Desigur ca au propriile „politici” si tinte. Doar e interventie militara, nu e flori fete sau baieti, melodii sau castraveti.
    Asta este , ca ne place, ca nu ne place……….Nu cunosc nici un conflict armat in care sa se fi tinut cont de amnestiile internationale darmite de libertatea presei :doh: Le-au bombardat un satelit…..au murit 3. Iar pe strazile din capitala erau hackuiti sute.
    Am impresia ca aceeasi greseala o fac si sirienii acum. Clameaza pe strazi ca vor sa fia ajutati si daca ar fi ajutati s-ar gasi vreo 3 ONGuri pe putin care sa urle ca li s-au violat nu stiu ce drepturi
    E cu sussun jos lumea asta😦

    • yousef59 said,

      August 5, 2011 la 11:23

      …se mai razgandesc,trec dintr-o tabara in cealalta… :(( „se prosteste boborul cu televizorul”…cred ca lumea nu mai stie cum sa vada lucrurile :((

      • yousef59 said,

        August 5, 2011 la 11:29

        …NATO are si „jocul”personal ,ca altfel nu se explica de ce interventia nu s-a soldat cu „rezolvarea” problemei de atata vreme…poate miliardele alea de care se vorbeste… :))

      • August 5, 2011 la 11:46

        Normal ca si ultima varianta poate sta in picioare ca altfel nu-mi explic de ce nu i-au ouat o bomboana in regat sa ii zboare fulgii. Da, m-am intrebat asta…….
        Cu tilivizorul e logic…. telenovelele si filmele cu „inta omri” sunt mai blande decat realitatea😀
        O sainventam un nou alfabet!!!! :)))

      • yousef59 said,

        August 5, 2011 la 12:40

        …multi se intreaba de ce se” lungeste toamna ca sa cada poama”…cand eram copii vorbeam” pasareste „intre noi ca sa nu ne inteleaga parintii😀

  2. August 5, 2011 la 17:51

    Si eu vorbeam pasareste…..Sa vad daca mai stiu
    Epestepe mipizapa preapa maparepe :)))) Cred ca e bine asa


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