Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Stanford intern defends coverage in Uganda

"It was disturbing to feel so much hate coming toward me," says Stanford journalism student Katherine Roubos, who is interning at a Kampala, Uganda newspaper and is writing about gay and lesbian issues in a country where homosexuality is illegal. Ugandans have held protests, demanding that she be deported before her internship ends. The Mercury News reports today that Roubos is the former president of Stanford's Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender group Querillas and helped organize the university's 2004 National Coming Out Day celebration. In an interview with the Merc, Roubos defended her coverage as balanced journalism, not activism. "I have been careful to keep personal opinion out of my articles, and to get quotes from all sides on the issues," she said. "I have been involved in gay rights organizations, but I am a human rights activist, not a single-issue person." [Aug. 30: Stanford grad ignites protests in Uganda]

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