Sign the petition to instate a policy regulation of 5% daily positive LGBTQIA specific content on national SA media.
SRAN Member Tholwana Advocacy is petitioning the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, as well as 9 other bodies to instate a government regulation of 5% daily positive LGBTQIA specific content on national broadcasting channels by 31 December 2021, with a focus on coverage and content made by LGBTQIA+ people . The organisation states that "All radio stations, TV channels and print media need to cover LGBTQIA+ content, prioritizing LGBTQIA+ lives and stories" as positive representation of LGBTQIA+ is important for visibility and normalisation.
The petition states that, "LGBTQIA+ individuals in South Africa continue to suffer prejudice, discrimination and stigma at home, school, places of work, and while accessing public health, social and justice services. LGBTQIA+ human rights violations continue to remain unreported as they occur in rural areas and are committed by supposedly ignorant perpetrators who claim to not understand, diverse gender identities and homosexual sexual orientations."