How The Ugandan Press Cheered The Country’s New Anti-LGBT Law

One tabloid claimed to “expose” 200 LGBT people, one day after Uganda’s president signed a new anti-LGBT bill into law.

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6. Radio France International interviewed Red Pepper’s News Editor, Ben Byarabaha. He justified his list by staying that the names published were of known LGBT sympathizers who had spoken at conferences.

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“Do you think you are likely to sell more copies with this list of sympathizers or less copies?” RFI asked. “More copies,” Byarabaha responded.

9. East Africa’s most popular newspaper, the Nairobi-based Daily Nation, however, reported on the Ugandan headlines with critical context.

10. Anti-LGBT sentiment is on the rise in many parts of Africa, where leaders often equate anti-LGBT and anti-Western rhetoric in a ploy for popular support.

John Gara for BuzzFeed

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