New penal code in Angola : a country divide by LGBT Rights

Story Author(s): Onélio Santiago

News Source: Novo Jornal

Publication/Broadcast Date: February 26th, 2021

Country(ies): Angola

City(ies): Luanda

Original Source Link: (Portuguese)
https://novojornal.co.ao/sociedade/interior/novo-codigo-penal-um-pais-dividido-sobre-direitos-lgbt-101052.html

Story Summary:

This article reflects opinions on the adoption of Angola’s new penal code, which protects LGBT people from discrimination.

Topics: Discrimination

LGBTQI+ Identities: LGBTQI+ (broad unspecified SSOGIE coverage)

Journalistic Issues: Journalistic approach is fair, balanced, objective, Language/terminology is inaccurate/misused but with no apparent malice, LGBTQI+A voices are sufficient, and Visuals/photos are affirming and relevant

Rating: 2

Rating Rationale:

This is a very short but ethically sound article. The author’s definition of Transgender as “Transvestites, Transsexuals, and Transgenders” might sound appropriate in Portuguese but doesn’t work in English.

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