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I.G.A.- IIlTiJiIdIATIONAL ASSOCIATION :'F GAY WO:.TE AND [F1.i
Worshop n.6: Mass .:ddia
Recomandation to the plenary session
1)IGA should defend any gay publication that is attacked or
banned and get in in touch with PEN-International, the Brussels-besod
International Board of journlism, nati 'nal boards of journalism,
or press councils,journalist trade unions.
2) gay publication should send information to foreign gay newspaper
3) As was agreed in Barcelona, last year, free copyrights should be
granted to gay publications that are willing to report articles
and use photos, having sought prior consent.
4) Gay publications have a duty to publish IGA communiques if they
are members ,f IGA
5) Gay j8~i should get in touch with the foreign correspondents'
of the major dailies and magazines (non gay)
I1) With a view to t1ie important 4sealising function of the
media, IGA welcomes the doveolpement of gay media, both
commercial and n.on-commercial. All types of gay publications
o py by
a- e::chL:rling addresses
b- exchaning subscriptions
c- oxchaning material for gay radio programmes.
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I G A + International association of gay women and men
Workshop no. 6: 11Iss media
Recommendation to the plenary session:
I G A must take the gay press seriously, and the gay press must take I G A
This means that:
1) IGA welcomes the developl:I--nt of ;,ay media, because people buying such
publications are making a step towards coming out.
2) All types of gay publications can help each other by exchanging:
b) air--mail subscriptions
c) material for gay radio programmes.
This is particularly important for new publications, especially in the
3) I G A itself should produce one newsletter at least five times a year
to be sent not only to members but also to gay publications, who need
4) I G A member organizations should defend any gay publication that is
attacked or banned, and get in touch with PEll-International, national
boards of journalism or press councils, journalist trade unions.
5) As was agreed in Barcelona last year, free copyright should be granted
to gay publications that are willing to report articles and use photos,
having sought prior consent.
6) Gay people should always react to unfair or distorted news coverage of
homosexuality in the straight press, by writing to the editor, for
7) Gay organizations should be encouraged to exchange lists of foreign
correspondents for the major straight dailies, magazines and news
agencies, to contact such correspondents in their own countries, and
to exchange copies of any articles that appear as a result, because,
ironically, gay events in foreign countries are sometimes better
covered than domestic stories,