What did you think of the NTV and FTV shows on homosexuality in Lebanon?

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Over the past two weeks, two Lebanese TV stations ran shows tackling homosexuality in Lebanon.

On New TV, Riad Kobeissy presented the first part of his documentary “Mithly Mithlak”, which featured interviews with Georges Azzi from Helem, a lesbian woman and a gay man, psychologists with contradicting approaches to homosexuality, and religious leaders who presented Christianity’s and Islam’s views on the matter. Part 2 airs on Monday, October 25, 2010 at 9:30 PM.

On Future TV, Zaven Kouyoumdjian made “the gay crime” the hot topic of his talk show “Sireh wou Infata7it”, where he addressed the alleged rise in crimes of passion among homosexuals, turning the studio into a crime scene in the process. (Click here to see the complete show.)

In this week’s “Fesheh Khel’ik”, we’d like to know what you thought of both shows. Did they present a new take on homosexual life in Lebanon? Were they fair or prejudicial and judgmental? Did they fall into the usual sensationalistic and homophobic trap the media lays? Whatever your opinion is, we’d like to hear it. Please post your comments in the space below.


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