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The Lack Of The Preventive And Educational Role Of The Media In Raising The Issue Of Homophobia

Gegham Vardanyan

Physicist by education, journalist by occupation

On October 20, the suicide of a young gay couple in Yerevan started a wave of discussions about the treatment of LGBT people in Armenia. 

Hripsime Kizogyan, a monitoring specialist of “Pink” human rights NGO, observed how the traditional and social media covered the story. She describes how this tragic incident has become a reason for hateful posts and comments on social media. 

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