World Cup 2022: Argentinian Journalist robbed live on TV whilst reporting from Doha

Despite major investment in security to ensure the safety of both fans and journalists at the World Cup, there have already been victims in Qatar. Dominique Metzger, an Argentinian journalist whose been covering the tournament, recently revealed she was robbed whilst broadcasting live from Doha.

She made the incident public on social media, reporting that she had been the victim of a robbery while she was doing a live broadcast in the fan zone. Many of her personal items were stolen including her wallet, which contained many important documents such as her ID. She recounted the experience live on TV: “They just stole my wallet when we were doing the live broadcast. The police, they sent me here to file a report. The documents and the cards are what worries me the most, I don’t care about the rest. So, we’ll see what happens. Experiences that you don’t expect to live through, you live through them”.

Dominique also documented herself reporting the incident to the police via her Instagram account. The authorities have promised to return all lost items to the Argentinian journalist. The police also asked her what they wanted the charge to be in the case they found the thief in question.

Prior to the World Cup, security became one of the major talking point as doubts grew over Qatar’s ability to ensure of the safety of fans and working journalists, especially females and those belonging to the LGBT community. This incident will sew further doubts about the country’s security competenece.