In October 2019, we assembled 25 journalists, editors and media professionals from across Sub-Saharan Africa for an intensive training course on how best to cover LGBTQI+ issues and religion. Here is the resolution they bring back to their newsrooms.
Our third four-day workshop on covering religion and SSOGIE (sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression) issues brought together 20 journalists from 12 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Although Uganda’s anti-homosexuality law was annulled in 2014, stigma still prevents LGBTQI+ people from accessing healthcare.
In September 2019, Taboom hosted an onboarding and collaboration summit for the LGBTQI+ Media Monitoring and Response Coalition at The Other Foundation’s Kopano.
The panel assessed how regional LGBTQI+ activists frame their public messaging and explored opportunities for more strategic messaging.
Information about our free Investigating Anti-LGBTQI+ Hate Reporting Guide was distributed to more than 200 journalists at the 70th annual RNA conference in Las Vegas.
Download our free reporting guide on Investigating Anti-LGBTQI+ Hate and watch our Author’s Café presentation at the NLGJA (Association of LGBTQ Journalists) Conference here.
The handbook includes relevant historical context, tips for investigating religious groups and nonprofit organizations, lists of known perpetrators of anti-LGBTQI+ hate, and organizations and campaigns working to combat it.
The Thomson Reuters Foundation and Hivos East Africa workshop included 10 journalists and 10 activists from Kenya and Uganda.
The two-year grant help U.S. journalists investigate how domestic groups are fomenting anti-LGBTQI+ hatred and undermining human rights in the U.S. and abroad.