In November 2019, Taboom Media and GALZ led five workshops, lectures, panels, and trainings in Harare and Bulawayo for more than 100 journalists and activists.
The sessions with journalists focused on improving ethical media coverage of sexual and gender minorities. The activist gatherings onboarded GALZ members to contribute to Taboom’s Media Monitoring and Response Coalition (MMRC).
The MMRC mobilizes journalists, activists, faith leaders, lawyers, policymakers, and other community stakeholders to rapidly and collaboratively track and combat problematic media portrayals of taboo human rights topics in a unified and systematic manner. Our inaugural project focuses on LGBTQI+/SSOGIE rights.
These media engagement workshops were made possible with support from the European Journalism Centre.