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    Early reporting on AIDS offers lessons for covering future health crises, new study suggests

    By AMANDA POPE Staff reporter April 13, 2018 Gay men living with HIV/AIDS were underrepresented and often portrayed in a negative light by Toronto mainstream newspapers covering the early years of the health crisis, according to a new study. The research paper by Ryerson University master of journalism student Michael D’Alimonte also suggests that the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail were too eager to publish scientifically dubious findings during the early years of the crisis in the 1980s. “The (research) paper is a lesson on reporting on an emerging health crisis,” said D’Alimonte, whose paper has been accepted…

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    Film exposes role of Ugandan newspapers in persecution of LGBTQ community

    BY JESSICA ROSS Special to the RJRC Queer Ugandan filmmaker Kamoga Hassan lives in fear for his life, but says he is determined to keep telling stories from one of the most dangerous countries in the world for people who are part of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. Hassan spoke with Andrea Houston, a freelance journalist and instructor for the Ryerson School of Journalism’s Queer Media course, following a Sept. 20 screening of his 2014 film Outed: The Painful Reality. The movie is a drama based on the true story of what happened after a Ugandan newspaper printed…