CAIRO (Sputnik) – Algerian journalists condemn a call made by a Ukrainian TV host to kill Russians as such actions do not comply with the professional ethical principle, Ammar Shariiti, the acting chairman of the National Board of Algerian Journalists told Sputnik.
“Certainly, calls for hatred and violence, especially against children, coming from a journalist are dangerous, inhumane and unethical,” Shariiti said.
He said that journalism is a noble profession and its representatives should call for peace and friendship, while remaining impartial.
On 12 March, Fakhrudin Sharafmal, on the air of Ukrainian TV channel 24 quoted Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann on the destruction of children and called for the genocide of Russians. Commenting on Sharafmal’s words, Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, called for refraining from the hate speech. The head of the Russian Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin, instructed the investigators to give a legal assessment of the statements of the Ukrainian journalist.
Russia demands the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) media representative to address the call of the Ukrainian TV host for the genocide against Russians, Maxim Buyakevich, Russia’s deputy envoy to OSCE, told Sputnik on Thursday.