World Cup: Qatari officials threaten to destroy reporter's camera while on air

All nations flag of FIFA Football World Cup 2022 in Qatar
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A journalist from Danish broadcaster, TV2 Denmark, has been issued an apology by the Qatar Supreme Committee, as well as the Qatar International Media Office after Qatari security officials had threatened to smash and destroy the reporter's camera while live on air, due to supposedly not being allowed to film on the premises. 

The misunderstanding was handled poorly by the Qatari officials, as even after the reporter shows his credentials to the security team, video footage from the live broadcast that was taking place shows one of them grabbing the camera. 

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.