November 20, 2013
by Tedla Asfaw
The job of journalist is to Report what he or she sees. Ethiopians in Saudi Arabia have been under attack for almost two weeks now.The Arab media is calling them “rioters”. The lynching, the chopping of victims and badly beaten can be seen on social medias. Women were gang raped and the families of victims were heard crying and ask for help. They were all in Saudi Arabia not from another planet.
Henok Semaegzer yesterday on VOA was quoting the Saudi’s and tell the VOA listeners that “the killers are not Saudis and the crime is not in Saudi Arabia”. What a shame ??? The job of journalist is to have courage and report from the crime area than looking for an expert of “Middle East and Africa” from Columbia University in New York. If he reports from distance to do his research diligently.
I am ashamed of VOA that has enough resource for not sending its journalists to Saudi to visit the victims in jails, “concentration camp” and those who are hiding in their homes in Saudi Arabia.
Henok Semaegzer failed to research the video footage before airing the alleged claim by Saudi official. I have not heard anything like that from those who are reporting from Saudi Arabia, foreigners or Ethiopians.
Henok needs professional help to understand the crime area from distance if he has no courage to travel to Saudi Kingdom of Shame. Stop being a propaganda machine of Al Amoudi.