Channel 4 signs agreement to treat transgender issues sensitively

Published: March 15, 2011

Channel 4 has signed an agreement to treat transgender issues sensitively and accurately.

The broadcaster is the first media outlet to sign Trans Media Watch’s Memorandum of Understanding.

The document calls on the media to use the correct definitions for trans people, to work to eradicate transphobia and ensure that positive and realistic depictions of trans people are shown.

It also asks the media to help end misinformation and ensure that trans employees are treated with the same respect given to non-trans people in the same positions.

Trans Media Watch says it is against censorship but wants to “encourage responsible journalism and to assist people working in the media who wish to achieve a better understanding of transgender and intersex issues”.

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