The flipside of human rights

Story Author(s): Elliot Siamonga

News Source: The Patriot (Zimbabwe)

Publication/Broadcast Date: October 4th, 2018

Country(ies): Zimbabwe

Original Source Link:
https://www.thepatriot.co.zw/old_posts/the-flipside-of-human-rights/

Story Summary:

This op-ed by Elliot Siamonga repeats a litany of tired homophobic tropes.

Topics: Discrimination

LGBTQI+ Identities: "homosexuality" (abstract)

Journalistic Issues: Journalistic approach shows clear bias, moralizing, fear mongering, sensationalizing, prejudice, ridicule, etc., Language/terminology is negative/discriminatory/dehumanizing/, LGBTQI+A voices missing entirely (zero), Negative myths/stereotypes are reinforced/perpetuated, Research/context is only false or negative, and Visuals/photos are affirming and relevant

Rating: 4

Rating Rationale:

It is full of biased language and framing. Many of its characterizations are disingenuous.