BBC Persian under fire for alleged homophobia

The BBC said Friday it was investigating a complaint by a prominent human rights campaigner in Britain who accuses its Iranian service of homophobia. Peter Tatchell said he had contacted the BBC World Service after its Persian unit ran a blog that used derogatory language in Farsi to describe the gay community. The post from October 2018 was amended last month after complaints, he said. But a video run on the BBC Persian TV station remains online, apparently mocking a Pride event in London in 2019. “A freelance opinion piece has been updated with an acknowledgement on our website,” a BBC spoke…

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