Doğan News Agency reporter beaten in Rio Olympics
RIO DE JANEIROA reporter for the Doğan News Agency was beaten during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, which is being held in Rio de Janeiro.
The agency’s Buenos Aires correspondent, Canan Kaya, said she was beaten in one of the busiest streets of the city where she had been covering the Olympics.
“The people assaulted me from behind and got me on the ground abruptly in the day time. I was protecting my bag while also screaming with all my power. The scuffle lasted a couple of minutes. They began to beat some parts of my body when they could not grab my bag. Unfortunately, no one helped and I was saved by my own means. I expressed the incident to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) officials, the organization committee and the International Sports Press Association (AIPS). The police also said a necessity investigation would be made,” Kaya said.
She also added that her beating was not the first, noting that security forces had not taken sufficient precautions as tourists and some players were living in fear during the games.