Workshop focuses on LGBTQI+ reporting [Sub-Saharan Africa]

Posted on Jun 19, 2019 in Diversity

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

Taboom Media, in collaboration with the European Journalism Centre, will hold an intensive reporting workshop on covering LGBTQI+ issues and religion. The training will take place Oct. 4 to 9 in Cape Town, South Africa.

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

Priority will be given to applicants from East and Southern Africa, but media professionals from across Sub-Saharan Africa are welcome to apply.

Participants will be required to produce at least one story for publication, broadcast or other distribution before the end of 2019.

The organizer will cover flights, food and lodging.

Applicants must email their CV and two work samples (links preferred) to Taboom's Cape Town-based founding director Brian Pellot at brian [AT] taboommedia [DOT] com. Applicants must 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 July 7.