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Breakfast Panel: Reporting on LGBTQI+ Rights & Religion in Africa

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The LGBT Community Center

Room 101

208 West 13th Street

New York, NY 10011

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In Sub-Saharan Africa, as in much of the world, reporting on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression can be tricky. Cultural taboos, entrenched stereotypes, social hostilities, legal prohibitions and editorial censorship often distort coverage of these sensitive topics. Add religion to the mix and producing responsible journalism on sexual and gender minorities can seem impossible. On this panel, journalists and activists from across Sub-Saharan Africa will share their perspectives on media freedom challenges and opportunities in the region.

Please join us in Room 101 at the NYC LGBT Community Center on Monday, September 11, from 9:15 am for bagels and coffee. The panel w/ Q&A will begin at 9:30 and last until 10:30/10:45. Speakers and guests are welcome to mingle and network in the event space until 11:30. Event is free. Eventbrite registration required.

Speakers:

Barigye Ambrose, Uganda-based LGBTI rights activist and reporter at Kuchu Times Media Group

Martha Mukaiwa, Namibia-based writer and columnist at The Namibian

Selly Thiam, Kenya-based founder and executive director at None on Record

Wana Udobang, Nigeria-based journalist, poet, and filmmaker

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Brian Pellot, South Africa-based director of global strategy at Religion News Foundation

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