أختر اللغة

Antelias 21/07/2011

The International Catholic Union of the Press – Lebanon (UCIP-Lebanon) condemned the assault on a crew from "MTV" channel in Lassa as well as the one on the secretary of Lebanese University (LU) Faculty of Media and Documentation, warning that such incidents could undermine coexistence in Lebanon and tarnish the reputation of the Lebanese University and other public institutions.

In this regard, UCIP Media observatory issued the following statement:

1-    Resorting to force in order to reach an aim or impose an opinion violates laws principles and threatens the social contract in Lebanon. Public authorities should prevent attacks against people working in the media field such as the assault on "MTV" crew in Lassa which threatened security. Disrespecting laws, public and private freedoms undermines the State and its institutions.

2-    The same applies to the incident that took place at Rafik Hariri Stadium in Hadath when Professor Antoine Harb, the secretary of LU's Faculty of Media and Documentation at branch two was assaulted by young men during entrance exams. This incident tarnished the reputation of the Lebanese University which had witnessed many similar incidents as well as the image of the Lebanese young generation. Such practices undermined the confidence of young people in public institutions, sowed the seeds of discord and fuelled the fear of other.

This aggressing is extremely dangerous as the victim was a civil servant accomplishing his duty and trying to prevent cribbing. Officials in the University as well as all the relevant authorities must therefore re-boost the confidence in the University, guarantee public freedoms and maintain an impeccably high academic level.

عن الاتحاد الكاثوليكي العالمي للصحافة - لبنان

عضو في الإتحاد الكاثوليكي العالمي للصحافة UCIP الذي تأسس عام 1927 بهدف جمع كلمة الاعلاميين لخدمة السلام والحقيقة . يضم الإتحاد الكاثوليكي العالمي للصحافة - لبنان UCIP – LIBAN مجموعة من الإعلاميين الناشطين في مختلف الوسائل الإعلامية ومن الباحثين والأساتذة . تأسس عام 1997 بمبادرة من اللجنة الأسقفية لوسائل الإعلام استمرارا للمشاركة في التغطية الإعلامية لزيارة السعيد الذكر البابا القديس يوحنا بولس الثاني الى لبنان في أيار مايو من العام نفسه. "أوسيب لبنان" يعمل رسميا تحت اشراف مجلس البطاركة والأساقفة الكاثوليك في لبنان بموجب وثيقة تحمل الرقم 606 على 2000. وبموجب علم وخبر من الدولة اللبنانية رقم 122/ أد، تاريخ 12/4/2006. شعاره :" تعرفون الحق والحق يحرركم " (يوحنا 8:38 ).