IAEA Director General Mohammed al-Baradei canceled a scheduled interview earlier with the BBC in protest at the refusal to refer, in his television broadcast video charity Disasters Emergency Committee. This video calls to help the Palestinians, the victims of the military special operations in the Gaza Strip. This writes the newspaper The Guardian.
In a statement al-Baradei said that the refusal of "BBC" broadcast the movie violates the basic rules of humanity, according to which people in need should be helped regardless of who is right and who is to blame.
The head of the IAEA should have taken part in "BBC" during his stay at the World Economic Forum in Davos. TV representative said the company regrets that al-Baradei will not give them an interview, but hoped that he would be able to do so later.
Along with "BBC" movie Disasters Emergency Committee has refused to broadcast TV and Sky News. Representatives of both the media stated that they did not want to send the video in its broadcast in order to cause no one doubt the impartiality of coverage of the situation in the Gaza Strip.
Al-Baradei took over as director of the International Atomic Energy Agency in 1997, and should leave it in November 2009. In 2005, he and his organization were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.