John Marnell is the publishing and communications officer at Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action in Johannesburg and is often based in Melbourne, Australia. He has trained journalists from across sub-Saharan Africa on how to better report on LGBTI issues.
The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association is a U.S.-based network for LGBT media professionals and allies dedicated to the highest journalistic standards in the coverage of LGBT issues. Contact executive director Adam Pawlus or program director Bach Polakowski.
The Media Foundation for West Africa, based in Accra, Ghana, promotes freedom of expression rights, media professionalism and media-led advocacy for peace building and participatory governance across West Africa.
NoStringsNg.com is a Nigerian advocacy media platform for LGBTIQ news and information. Its aim is to debunk negative stereotypes in mainstream media against the Nigerian LGBTIQ community. Contact Mike (pseudonym).
The Centre for the Development of People is an organization based in Malawi that works with media and religious leaders to defend the welfare of marginalized communities, including prisoners, sex workers and LGBTI people. Contact Gift Trapence.
The African Centre for Media Excellence is a Uganda-based organization that strives to improve professionalism in the media. The group has worked to improve reporting on LGBTI issues and religion in local media.
Kuchu Times is a media organization based in Kampala, Uganda, that aims to provide a voice for Africa’s LGBTI community.
The Uganda Media Women’s Association is a human rights advocacy and service delivery NGO that helps Ugandan women make informed decisions by providing them access to information on rights. It also fights for the rights of women working in media and counters negative portrayals of women in local media.
Selly Thiam is a journalist and oral historian whose work has appeared on NPR and PBS and in The New York Times. She was a producer for the StoryCorps Oral History Project and PBS’ Learning Matters and was a Carnegie Fellow at the ABC News Investigative Unit. She is the founder and executive director of […]