Story Author(s): Andile Tshuma
News Source: Sunday News (Zimbabwe)
Publication/Broadcast Date: May 17th, 2020
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This is a good story that addresses intersectional challenges LGBTQI+ communities in Zimbabwe are facing during COVID lockdowns.
Topics: Discrimination, Family, Housing, and Violence
LGBTQI+ Identities: Bi/Pansexual, Lesbian, and LGBTQI+ (broad unspecified SSOGIE coverage)
Journalistic Issues: Journalistic approach is fair, balanced, objective, Language/terminology is accurate/inclusive, LGBTQI+A voices are sufficient, and Source/subject safety is addressed adequately
It’s a bit strange that the headline does not mention LGBTQI+, and that the author takes a few paragraphs to get to this focal community. The journalist gives sources anonymity and quotes several queer voices, including representatives of GALZ. The inclusion of GALZ’s support services makes this effective “solutions journalism” – more details (including how people can find and seek these services) would have been useful.