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3 UAE Media Personalities Lose Their Jobs After Hate Speech Goes Viral

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3 Media Personalities In The UAE Lose Their Jobs After Hate Speech Went Viral

A media personality has been charged by The Federal Public Prosecution for crimes including inciting hate speech and breaching public morals when covering a national UAE and Iraq football match.

Three members of the media team at Abu Dhabi Sports channel were involved in a conversation that included ‘words that violate public morals, harm the public interest, and provoke hate speech’. The conversation took place before the live broadcast began, when equipment for the show was being set up, however, the footage was shared and went viral, leading to public complaints.

Two others who were also filmed were released on bail, according to Wam.ae. A team is investigating how the clips were released on social media.

According to Wam.ae the footage was hacked and shared online, despite it not being part of the official broadcast, all three members of the media team have lost their jobs due to the incident.

Those charged for provoking hate speech and harming the public interest face a minimum five years in jail and fines of up for AED500,000.

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These floating beach wheelchairs will cater specifically to women and the initiative will help promote inclusivity, while also endorsing a supportive environment for all women.

The free service in Sharjah will require prior reservation and can be used at any time by the elderly and people with disabilities

The beach floating wheelchair has been confirmed to meet international standards of safety requirements and is expected to provide a smooth experience both on land and in the water.

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