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Month: November 2016

RACE, MEDIA AND HIV CRIMINALIZATION IN CANADA

New report entitled “Callous, Cold and Deliberately Duplicitous”: Racialization, Immigration and the Representation of HIV Criminalization in Canadian Mainstream Newspapers”  by lead author Eric Mykhalovskiy from York University in Toronto Canada explores mainstream Canadian newspaper coverage of HIV non-disclosure criminal cases in Canada.

This comprehensive review provides evidence for the disproportionate impacts of HIV non-disclosure criminal cases in Canada amongst Black diaspora/migrant/refugee communities.

Key highlights include:


  • 68%of newspaper articles focused on racilaized defendants
  • 20% of men faced with charges for HIV non-disclosure were Black but accounted for 62% of news articles
  • 18% of defendants were immigrants or refugees but accounted for 62% of news articles

CLICK HERE to download the report!

2016 African Black Diaspora Global Network Financial support for this initiative was made available by Core Funding - 2013153 from the Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks by the Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund