New Online Course: Media Advocacy for LGBTQI+ Equality in Africa


Application Deadline: 10 January 2022

Course Dates: 7 – 11 February 2022

Taboom Media, a global media development and monitoring group, invites applications for its week-long Media Advocacy for LGBTQI+ Equality workshop in February 2022. This free and interactive course aims to help civil society organisations from across Africa create and deliver media advocacy strategies, campaigns, and stories that advance LGBTQI+ equality. 

The online course will take place Monday – Friday, 13:00 -17:00 SAST on 7 – 11 February 2022. Eligible participants must live in Africa, be affiliated with a civil society organisation that serves sexual/gender minorities, and have working proficiency in English.

Regional expert trainers and guest speakers will lead daily Zoom sessions about media advocacy and campaign design, audience identification, messaging and framing, media safety, storytelling, social media, traditional news media, press interviews, press releases and op-eds, community outreach and events, crisis communications, communicating with faith groups, media monitoring, and testing and evaluating campaigns. Participants will deliver stories, pitch media campaigns, and provide group feedback during the week via Zoom and other channels. 

During and after the workshop, participants will produce one written advocacy story that will be included in our Hopes and Dreams anthology series and deliver one media campaign. Financial stipends will be provided for successfully completed project components. 

To apply to this workshop, please read more details and requirements here (you must be logged into your Google account to access the form), upload your CV, and complete the application questions. The application deadline is 10 January 2022. All successful candidates will be notified by 21 January 2022.

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Taboom Media’s training, mentoring, publishing, monitoring and response programs catalyze ethical journalism and public discourse around taboo human rights topics. By shining light on taboos, we aim to break their power. Our global work challenges stigmas, replacing stereotypes and discrimination with accuracy and respect. We facilitate responsible media coverage to safeguard and champion vulnerable communities and to advance human rights. Our expert trainers have decades of experience navigating these issues in newsrooms and civil society organizations around the world. 

This course is made possible with support from the Arcus Foundation, the National Endowment for Democracy, and other partners.

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