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“The programme was a legitimate and responsible attempt to support a challenging discussion”

SOUNDBITES — “The original headline on our website was, in hindsight, too stark. We apologise for any offence it caused. But it’s important that this does not detract from what is a crucial debate for Africans and the international community. The programme was a legitimate and responsible attempt to support a challenging discussion about proposed legislation that advocates the death penalty for those who undertake certain homosexual activities in Uganda – an important issue where the BBC can provide a platform for debate that otherwise would not exist across the continent and beyond.” —BBC World Service director Peter Horrocks, on the job since February, apologizing over its not-so-PC Uganda commenter question (via)