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The Gender and Body rights Media Center (GAB) in partnership with OutRight Action International is currently accepting applications to its regional “Workshop for Journalists on Gender and sexuality reporting.”. GAB, a project implemented by The Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality (AFE), will conduct a series of training and discussion sessions that aim at identifying and addressing the challenges of journalists, particularly those who report on gender, sexuality and LGBT issues in the MENA region.

This 3 days workshop will take place on 25, 26 and 27 April 2018 in Beirut, Lebanon, and will focus on:
– International and local laws on LGBT
– Non-biased reporting
– Overcoming the language of fear
– Gender equality and diversity
– Protection of human rights through non-biased coverage

To be eligible, applicants need to be:

  • Journalists currently working as full-time or freelance journalists/bloggers in one of the following countries: Lebanon, Jordan, Tunisia, Morocco or Oman.
  • Fluent in Arabic. English is a plus.
  • Aged 21 and above.

Journalists who wish to attend the workshop are requested to fill the application on the following link and submit it no later than APRIL 12, 2018 at 11:59 PM Beirut Time.

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About GAB Media center

Gender and Body Rights Media Center (GAB Media Center) is a project implemented by The Arab Foundation of Freedoms and Equality (AFE) that brings together media experts and advocates for gender and body rights to participate in media related activities in Lebanon and the MENA region.

GAB Media Center’s mission is to build the capacities of human rights activists and media experts to collaborate on making the voice of communities discriminated for gender-based reasons heard. GAB also works on creating a story bank accessible to journalists and media actors and monitors the Lebanese media to raise awareness about harmful and discriminative content.

About OutRight Action International

OutRight Action International seeks to advance human rights and opportunities for LGBTIQ people around the world since 1990 by developing critical partnerships at global, regional, and national levels to build capacity, document violations, advocate for inclusion and equality, and hold leaders accountable for protecting the rights of all LGBTIQ people. Today, OutRight partners with local LGBTIQ organizations across four regions and maintain a cross-regional LGBTIQ initiative at the UN in New York. As an international LGBTIQ organization with a long history of productive and trusting relationships with grassroots LGBTIQ communities worldwide, OutRight serves as a bridge between local communities and high-impact external levers of power.


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