Ben Hunte says BBC Africa asked him to remove social media ‘for being gay’

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04/05/2019

BBC News’ LGBT Correspondent Ben Hunte has claimed that in his former role at BBC Africa he was asked to remove his social media over fears that his sexuality would not be well-received by its audience. Ben Hunte’s show aired in countries where being gay is illegal. “I understand why that was because obviously there are people living within those countries and you don’t want to put them at risk,” the 27-year-old told for his cover story. Despite this, Hunte decided not to shut down his social media.

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