The Journalists for Tolerance civil initiative (Belarus) has monitored for the third time the LGBT coverage in Belarusian mass media (June 2013 – May 2014). The research allows learning the general approach of Belarusian media to the issue. The trend has remained the same within the recent years. In particular, both independent and state-owned media tend to ignore the topic. However, if anything at all is published, it’s usually offensive materials in the state media, and neutral publications in independent media. These are mostly informative notes about events that can’t be ignored.
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The monitoring data has been collected both for scientific and pragmatic reasons. The “Journalists for Tolerance” initiative members believe that the culture of creating ethic journalistic materials and the journalists’ feeling of social responsibility have significant development potential. And it … чытаць далей