Taboom Media, a global media development and monitoring group, invites reporters, editors, publishers, and bloggers based in Africa and proficient in English to apply for this free, all-expenses-paid reporting workshop on covering LGBTQI+ issues and religion in Cape Town, South Africa.
Participants must be open-minded to the issues at hand and affiliated with news operations where they can contribute positively to the accurate and ethical reporting of how religion intersects with sexual and gender minorities. Participants will be required to attend all workshop sessions, complete nightly homework assignments, and produce at least one story for publication, broadcast or other distribution by January 2023. As this is an intensive workshop, other work will not be feasible during the training period.
Taboom Media will cover flights, food, and lodging during the workshop period. Participants will arrive in Cape Town on Friday, October 28 and depart on Wednesday, November 2.
Please complete the application form and upload your CV and two work samples (links preferred).
The application deadline is 16 August 2022. Only successful candidates will be notified, and they will be notified by 23 August 2022.
Thank you for taking the time to apply. You can learn more about our work at TaboomMedia.com. This course is made possible with support from the Arcus Foundation, the National Endowment for Democracy, and other partners.
For examples of stories past workshop trainees have reported, see: taboommedia.com/category/lgbtqifaith-in-africa/
Application form: https://forms.gle/2CYmoEQ4zGB3Fjuu5
NOTE: You will need to sign into a Google account to complete the application form (required for CV upload). Don’t have a Google account? Click on the application link above then click “create account” to create a free account.