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Here I'm reporting misconduct of a TV channel called TV9 Telugu. Hope this e-mail will reach the right set of people who can expose this channel's insensitivity towards the sexual minorities.
The channel aired some news yesterday, being 'gay culture' as the theme. They breached the privacy act and exposed few profiles on a gay-dating site called Planetromeo(www.planetromeo.com). And the content of the news item was totally abusive and insensitive. They've had pronounced being gay is an incurable and reckless life style behavior and the people who is gay are "spoilt". The news item was totally homophobic, Ignorant, unprofessional and unethical.
How important is sting operations on one's orientation? TV9-telugu is going crazy, I wish they have had enough guts to expose filthy politicians, sex-maniac swamis and the rich who evaded the tax and saved in Swedish banks.
This blatant disregard for privacy is punishable offense! This channel takes homophobia to a whole new level. If a news channel is so homophobic and uneducated, what kind of awareness can they bring to their audience? Is there any way we can regulate this news channel?
I am appalled at the lack of insensitivity by this news channel. Being gay is no offense and Section 377 was read down to decriminalise same-sex behaviour among consenting adults in a historic judgment by the High Court of Delhi on 2 July 2009. How can TV9 ignore this judgment and criminalise sexual minorities?
This conduct is breach of Article 15 and 21 which gives you the right to life including dignity and privacy. Also violated was Code of Ethics and Broadcasting Standards clearly prohibiting superstition (Section 2 Article 8) to be passed of, as a fact.
Showing sexual minorities in poor light is nothing but discrimination based on bigotry and against actual scientific fact of human sexual diversity. This is a perfect example of unethical and irresponsible news reporting and case of Defamation. I appreciate if you can expose the TV channel and it's ignorant ways and insensitivity towards sexual minorities.
PS : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2rLELlpI7I. This is the link of the youtube video of the airing. It can be taken off anytime as it has been reported to Youtube.