Friday, 30 November 2012

Leveson Report: Fail

"There is disturbing and intrusive reporting of transgender and intersex issues by parts of the press' and that some newspapers treat trans people as though they are 'deserving of parody'. “it is clear that there is a marked tendency in a section of the press to fail to treat members of the transgender and intersex communities with sufficient dignity and respect… parts of the tabloid press continue to seek to ‘out’ transgender people notwithstanding its prohibition in the Editors’ Code...
 

"There has been a significant tendency within the press which leads to the publication of prejudicial or pejorative references to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or physical or mental illness or disability... That failure has, in the main, been limited to a section of the press and may well stem from an undue focus on seeking to reflect the views (even if unsuccessfully) of a particular readership."

From the Leveson Report
Hear hear.

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