Taboom Media has received a grant from the National Endowment for Democracy to support a series of workshops and platforms designed to strengthen the capacity of journalists and civil society activists to monitor and influence media narratives concerning LGBTQI+ rights in Africa.
As part of the grant, Taboom will bring representatives from regional civil society groups together for a workshop on media engagement strategies. Part of this workshop will focus on expanding and strengthening Taboom’s Media Monitoring and Response Coalition (MMRC). In two separate country-specific workshops for independent media, at least 40 journalists and newsroom representatives will build on the civil society participants’ monitoring and response efforts as they expand their reporting coverage and investigate human rights violations against sexual and gender minorities.
About Taboom Media
Taboom’s media training, mentoring, publishing, monitoring and response programs catalyze ethical journalism and public discourse around taboo topics. By shining light on taboos in the news, we aim to break their power. Our global work challenges stigmas, replacing stereotypes and discrimination with fairness and accuracy. We facilitate responsible media coverage to safeguard and champion vulnerable communities and to advance human rights.
About the National Endowment for Democracy
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. Each year, NED makes more than 1,600 grants to support the projects of non-governmental groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 90 countries. Since its founding in 1983, the Endowment has remained on the leading edge of democratic struggles everywhere, while evolving into a multifaceted institution that is a hub of activity, resources, and intellectual exchange for activists, practitioners, and scholars of democracy the world over.