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  • 17th December 2009

    BBC ditches ‘Should homosexuals be executed?’ debate title after complaints 43

    The two different titles of the debate

    12:54 AM — Following outrage across the web, the BBC has renamed a premoderated debate on its 'Have Your Say' website from "Should homosexuals face execution?" to "Should Uganda debate gay execution?" Politicians from all the main parties have expressed revulsion at the BBC's handling of the debate.

  • 16th December 2009

    BBC defends debate on gay executions in Uganda 40

    BBC editors said the question was "challenging"

    7:24 PM — BBC editors have defended allowing online readers to debate whether gays in Uganda should be executed. The discussion, on the broadcaster's Have Your Say feature, asked: "Should homosexuals face execution?"

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