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NBC Olympics Coverage Facing Controversy Over Russian Anti-Gay Laws

“Russia’s newly-adopted anti-gay laws are already the subject of worldwide controversy. The laws have already been used to justify police brutality against Russian LGBT activists, as well as the imprisonment of advocates from inside their borders and beyond.

All of this controversy is creating headaches for NBC Universal, who will be broadcasting across the U.S. and beyond. Comcast forked over $4.38 billion to secure that privilege through 2020. As a result, many advocates are turning their sights in NBC’s direction, such as HRC President Chad Griffin, who wrote a letter to NBC Universal CEO Stephen Burke saying that the network has a “responsibility to expose” the atrocities committed by Russia towards LGBT people.” Full story here!

WGB: I agree that NBC should also cover the “other” side of Russia especially its treatment towards LGBT people.
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