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Eugene

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Mon Feb 12, 2024, 08:32 PM Feb 12

Polish state TV host decries past anti-LGBT output

Source: BBC

Polish state TV host decries past anti-LGBT output

12 February 2024

By Ido Vock & Adam Easton
BBC News, London & Warsaw

A journalist for the Polish state broadcaster has apologised for his channel's "shameful" role in spreading anti-LGBT sentiment.

Host Wojciech Szelag said that LGBT people had been targeted for "years" by "hateful words".

The channel, TVP Info, was criticised as a mouthpiece of the previous governing Law and Justice (PiS) party.

But pro-EU Prime Minister Donald Tusk, who came to power in December, has overseen changes to the broadcaster.

Introducing the Guest of the Evening show, Mr Szelag told two activists, Bart Staszewski and Maja Heban: "LGBT+ people are not an ideology, but people: specific names, faces, loved ones and friends.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-68278630

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