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Google Kenya will not remove a video from YouTube. Kenya asked Google to take the video offline because it showed gay couples and gay Kenyan public figures. The band Art Attack sings the song. Kenya says the video is bad and that homosexuality is "unnatural". Kenyan homosexuals can be put in prison for up to 14 years.



The video is popular. It has been seen 140,000 times. Kenya's government said: "We have written to Google to remove the video…We expect they will do it." Google said it looks at government removal requests when it receives them. It says it follows its "philosophy on…freedom of expression".

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Sources
  • http://qz.com/638461/google-has-refused-government-demands-to-take-down-a-gay-music-video-in-kenya/
  • https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/news/29796/google-ignores-kenyas-request-to-ban-a-gay-rights-rap-video/
  • http://venturesafrica.com/gay-music-video-causes-controversy-in-kenya/


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

Google Kenya will not remove a

a.

asked Google

2.

Kenya

b.

video from YouTube

3.

take the video

c.

figures

4.

gay

d.

to 14 years

5.

public

e.

couples

6.

The band Art Attack sings

f.

prison

7.

be put in

g.

the song

8.

for up

h.

offline



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

The video is

a.

Google

2.

It has been seen

b.

government

3.

Kenya's

c.

popular

4.

We have written to

d.

do it

5.

remove the

e.

expression

6.

We expect they will

f.

its philosophy

7.

It says it follows

g.

140,000 times

8.

freedom of

h.

video

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Google Kenya (1) ___________________ a video from YouTube. Kenya asked Google (2) ___________________ video offline (3) ___________________ gay couples and gay Kenyan public figures. The band Art Attack (4) ___________________. Kenya says the video (5) ___________________ homosexuality is "unnatural". Kenyan homosexuals (6) ___________________ prison for up to 14 years.

The video is popular. It (7) ___________________ 140,000 times. Kenya's government said: "(8) ___________________ to Google to (9) ___________________…We expect they will do it." Google (10) ___________________ government removal requests (11) ___________________ them. It says it follows its "philosophy on… (12) ___________________".





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

GoogleKenyawillnotremoveavideofromYouTube.KenyaaskedGoogl
etotakethevideoofflinebecauseitshowedgaycouplesandgayKenyanp
ublicfigures.ThebandArtAttacksingsthesong.Kenyasaysthevideoisb
adandthathomosexualityis"unnatural".Kenyanhomosexualscanbep
utinprisonforupto14years.Thevideoispopular.Ithasbeenseen140,00
0times.Kenya'sgovernmentsaid:"WehavewrittentoGoogletoremov
ethevideo…Weexpecttheywilldoit."Googlesaiditlooksatgovernment
removalrequestswhenitreceivesthem.Itsaysitfollowsits"philosophy
on…freedomofexpression".

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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WRITING

Write about gay rights for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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