Qatar arrests two Norwegian journalists who were filming labor camps
In an attempt to silence a Norwegian media outlet, On Wednesday Security forces in Qatar detained two journalists from Norwegian state television for over 30 hours and deleted footage they gathered at a migrant labor camp as they tried to report on worker issues ahead of the FIFA 2022 World Cup
The arrests sparked a diplomatic dispute between Norway and Qatar. Norwegian news agency NTB reported that the Qatari ambassador to the country was summoned to Oslo’s foreign ministry over the matter.
The journalists told NRK that they were not allowed to leave Qatar with their equipment. The Norwegian Union of Journalists and the country’s football federation both criticized the journalists’ arrest.
up to date Qatar facing increased scrutiny over the treatment of migrant labor in the country since winning the right to host the upcoming tournament.