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Russia:Putin condemns coverage of Gaddafi’s death in mass media

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Laaska News Oct. 27,2011

Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has condemned the way mass media has covered the death of the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi showing in detail the way he was killed.

Speaking at a meeting of the Coordination Council of the All-Russian National Front he said that it was impossible to watch that video without disgust. Putin said that people working in mass media should first hold moral responsibility for what they do.

Gaddafi was killed near his native town of Sirte on October 20.

The convoy in which Gadaffi and his supporters were trying to leave the city which had been surrounded by the troops of the National Transitional Council, had come under NATO’s air strike.

NTC’ soldiers had seized the wounded Gaddafi and then killed him.

The interim Libyan authorities are denying this version of events.



Putin voices disgust at TV broadcasting of Gaddafi’s death 

MOSCOW, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) — Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that he was disgusted by TV coverage of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s death.

“Nearly all Gaddafi’s family was killed, his corpse was shown by all TV channels around the world. It was impossible to watch without disgust,” Interfax news agency quoted Putin as saying.

Speaking at a meeting of the Russian Popular Front in Moscow, Putin also said that none of the world religions would allow TV channels to broadcast the killing of a bloodstained but yet alive man.

“There is nothing good that all these scenes were demonstrated on the screens and millions of people, including children, saw that,” Putin stressed.

He added that the media must take moral responsibility for the broadcasting.

Gaddafi, who was in power for 42 years in Libya, and his son Mutassim were captured alive last Thursday when forces of Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) wrested full control of his hometown of Sirte. But both of them died in murky circumstances shortly after being seized by NTC fighters.

Laaska News.