Female journalist was assaulted on camera while reporting on the World Cup for German news station.
CNN reported that a Colombian journalist was assaulted while airing news coverage of the World Cup tournament.
Julieth González Therán was reporting from the city of Saransk for German broadcaster Deutsche Welle’s Spanish news channel Friday when she was harassed by a man who quickly ran off. The Colombian reporter was talking on camera when the man grabbed her breast and kissed her cheek.
Continuing, CNN reported that “Therán maintained her composure and finished her report.”
Theran talked about the incident with Deutche Welle. “I had been at the scene for two hours to prepare for the broadcast and there had been no interruptions,” she said, adding:”When we went live, this fan took advantage of the situation. But afterward, when I checked to see if he was still there, he was gone.”
Theran posted video of the instant on her Instagram account, below, along with a call for more “RESPECT” for female journalists.
“¡RESPETO! No merecemos este trato. Somos igualmente valiosas y profesionales. Comparto la alegría del fútbol, pero debemos identificar los límites del afecto y el acoso,” she posted.
The English translation reads as follows:
“RESPECT! We do not deserve this treatment. We are equally as professional and deserving. I share the joy of football but we must identify the limits between affection and harassment.
CNN reported that the man who harassed her has not yet been identified by authorities.