Government censors in DR Congo demand news outlets stop reporting on LGBT issues

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07/03/2023

The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has issued a warning to media outlets: do not promote LGBT issues in the DRC. The Congolese Broadcasting Council (CSAC) issued a press release June 19, 2023, denouncing “homosexuality” and “lesbianism” as “degrading” and “unconstitutional” and warning media outlets not to participate in the “shameful campaign” for LGBT rights. There are no laws against homosexuality in the DRC. The DRC constitution says that everyone has the right to marry someone of the opposite sex.

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