OPPORTUNITY: Media Advocacy for LGBTQI+ Equality in Sub-Saharan Africa

Application Deadline: 18 December 2020

Course Dates: 25 – 29 January 2021

Taboom Media, a global media development and monitoring group, invites you to apply for a spot in our upcoming week-long Media Advocacy for LGBTQI+ Equality workshop. This free and interactive course aims to help civil society organisations from across Sub-Saharan Africa create and implement media advocacy strategies and campaigns that advance LGBTQI+ equality. The course is made possible with support from the Arcus Foundation and other partners.

The interactive online course will take place 25 – 29 January 2021. Eligible participants must live in Sub-Saharan 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.

To apply to participate in this workshop, please read more details and requirements here (you must be logged in to your Google account to access the form), upload your CV, and complete the application questions. The application deadline is 18 December 2020. All successful candidates will be notified by 8 January 2020.

Application form link: https://forms.gle/sbNqa3JtVm45fqde7

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.