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11:32 | 20th August 2017

News: World

Wed 22 Jan, 2014
By Robert Ingham


Fox News spent 15 seconds mentioning the bill's passing

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Fox News criticised for its reporting on Uganda bill

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Fox News has come under fire for under-reporting on the bill passed in Uganda criminilising homosexuality.

The bill, passed on 20th December, states that sexual intercourse between same-sex partners carries a life-sentence in prison.

Fox News spent 15 seconds mentioning the bill's passing, with NBC spending over two minutes and CNN spending nearly eight minutes covering the news.

The news channel's 15 second segment was during a segment on 'Justice with Judge Jeanine' criticising pro-equality activists for focusing on 'Duck Dynasty'.

It is not the first time it has ignored gay issues, with the anti-gay laws in Russia also garnering very little coverage

Last week, in Uganda, a young man was convicted of sodomy and sentenced to twenty lashes in public and fined before being freed. He was only spared being stoned to death because he admitted to the act many years ago and hadn't committed any homosexual acts since.

This week, 11 other men are being tried for belonging to gay organisations, and court has been disrupted by thousands of protesters throwing stones, urging the quick convictions and executions of the men on trial.

The US is "deeply concerned" over Nigeria's new bill, stating it "dangerously restricts the freedom of assembly, association and expression for all Nigerians".

 

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