Covering Sexual and Gender Minorities & Religion in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Reporting Guide for Journalists

This publication stems from Religion News Foundation’s “Covering Sexual and Gender Minorities & Religion in Sub-Saharan Africa” workshop which took place in November 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa – with the support of the Heinrich Böll Foundation Southern Africa.

This guide summarizes the key topics discussed at the Cape Town workshop and provides readers with a trove of resources and sources to enhance their own coverage of these issues. These topics include journalists’ motivations and professional obligations, shared regional media freedom challenges, a review of key concepts and terms around SOGIE issues and religion and much more.

The guide also includes final versions of trainees’ stories, which originated during the workshop and evolved in the weeks that followed under Religion News Foundation’s editorial guidance and support.

To read more of the trainees’ stories, visit:

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