BUDAPEST • A camerawoman for a private television station in Hungary has been fired after videos of her kicking and tripping up migrants fleeing police, including a man carrying a child, spread in the media and on the Internet.
In separate videos, the woman, who was not named by her employer, is seen kicking a girl and tripping up the man carrying a child as hundreds of migrants, many of them Syrian refugees, broke away from police on Hungary's southern border with Serbia.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-1sGmFUJ2mDawwXtMKgyVQ
However, Hungarian news website 444.hu identified the woman as Petra Laszlo.
"An employee of N1TV today showed unacceptable behaviour at the Roszke collection point," N1TV, also known as Nemzeti TV, said in a statement late on Tuesday. "We have terminated the contract of the camerawoman with immediate effect."
Mr Szabolcs Kisberk, chief editor at the TV station, told Reuters: "I believe we have done what we had to do in this situation. We don't understand how this could happen. It is shocking and unacceptable."
Hungary's right-wing government has taken a hard line on the flow of migrants across its borders en route to western Europe, portraying them as a threat to European prosperity and "Christian values".