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Workshop covers religion and LGBT reporting [Sub-Saharan Africa]

Workshop covers religion and LGBT reporting [Sub-Saharan Africa]

Posted on July 31, 2017

Deadline: 

August 15, 2017

Reporters, editors, and bloggers based in Sub-Saharan Africa and proficient in English can apply for this free, all-expenses-paid training.

The Religion News Foundation (RNF) is organizing an intensive reporting workshop on religion and LGBTQI+ issues Nov. 10 to 15 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Participants must be open-minded to the issues at hand and affiliated with news operations in Sub-Saharan Africa where they can contribute positively to the accurate and ethical reporting of how religion intersects with sexual and gender minorities.

The selected journalists will be required to produce at least one story for publication before the end of 2017.

The organizer will cover flights, food and lodging.

Applicants must email their CV and two work samples (links preferred) to RNF's Cape Town-based director of global strategy Brian Pellot at brian [DOT] pellot [AT] religionnews [DOT] com. Applicants should also include a brief paragraph explaining why they wish to join the workshop and a sentence outlining the reach of the primary news outlet(s) for which they report.

The application deadline is Aug. 15.