Pellot presented a paper at the Academic Conference panel on Gender, Sexuality, Religion, Conflict and Other Sensitive Issues
Pellot led a session on media engagement strategies for church media practitioners from across Southern Africa on March 20, 2018.
The gathering focused on accelerating change for LGBTI struggles in southern Africa.
Taboom Founding Director Brian Pellot hosted a workshop, panel and networking session on Investigating LGBTQI+ issues at the 10th Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Our second four-day workshop on covering religion and SSOGIE (sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression) issues brought together 18 journalists from 16 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa.
The newly opened Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa hosted an LGBTQI+ tour and panel as part of our second Sub-Saharan journalism training workshop.
The handbook includes practical tips, trainee stories, and a source guide to assist journalists as they report on LGBTQI+ issues and religion in Sub-Saharan Africa.
This panel brings together journalists and activists from four African nations to discuss challenges in covering religion and LGBTQI+ issues in their communities.
“This widespread belief that scripture is inherently homophobic doesn’t hold up when you look at the text in its entirety and with an open mind,” said Brian Pellot.
The training in Harare focused on ethical and responsible gender and sexuality reporting.