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The Grand Jury of the Union of Journalists of Russia will examine the facts of the offensive publications about lesbians in the paper, "Komsomolskaya Pravda"

 

08/09/2005. In June of 2005, Gay.ru wrote about the scandalous cynicism from the side of the journalists of the newspaper "Komsomolskaya Pravda. The incident took place in the Nizhny Novgorod publication when an article was published under the heading, "Who killed the bums Lesbians?"

The article talks about the cruel killing of two homeless lesbians, who lived in the basement of an apartment building. The editorial staff did not limit itself to giving just information, but instead, opened up a competition to its readers. Readers were asked to guess who killed the heroines of the article. They were given choices such at the house caretaker, the plumber, a bum or a drug addict. For the correct answer, the newspaper promised a prize.

The community center "Together" sent a letter to the organization, which has been named to control questions of journalism etiquette, demanding that such provocations need to be condemned. The letter also expressed disgust of such actions when it comes to the community of journalists.

Just recently, Gay.ru received an answer from the Grand Jury of the Union of Journalists of Russia, in which the responsible secretary, Alexander Polyakov, informed that the fact of the publication of the article, "Who killed the bums Lesbians?" will be examined during one of the next sessions. We were also recommended to turn to the Public Board, which deals with complaints about the press. The Board was formed in the beginning of July and should start its work in September.

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