Invitation for the journalists to the fifth Info session on LGBT topics
Politically correct reporting on the Pride Parade – experiences of media reporting in Croatia
2 pm, August 21, 2013, Sarajevo
eFM Student Radio, Zmaja od Bosne 8
Sarajevo Open Centre and Internews invite all journalists to the fifth Info session on LGBT topics, which will take place in Sarajevo, August 21, 2013. (Wednesday) at 2 pm in the premises of eFM Student Radio, Zmaja od Bosne 8. This Info session is a part of the project we are implementing with the support of Internews. We will organize 8 info sessions during this year.
The goal of these info sessions is to give basic information related to the rights and culture of LGBT persons, on correct terminology and achieving professional and ethical reporting. During 8 sessions, journalists will have the opportunity to talk to guests, from region and BiH, who are dealing with LGBT topics through theory, practice and activism.
On the fifth infosession, we will discuss about media reporting during the Pride Parade in the region and the world. Matea Popov, guest from Zagreb Pride Association, will reflect on the practice of media reporting in Croatia, and speak about the development of media reporting on LGBT topics in the last 10 years.
Matea Popov got into activism in 2008, when she became active in the LGBTIQ and feminist movement. In 2009, she joined the student resistance movement called Blokada. Inspired by the social injustince on one hand and evident lack of democracy and respect of human rights in Croatia, in 2010 she joined the organisation of Zagreb Pride Parade, where she’s still active today. In 2011, she started actively advocating for the rights of LGBTIQ persons; through public actions and through education of police and other civil servants and education and empowerment of the LGBTIQ community itself. Since 2012, she is a Coordinator in Zagreb Pride Association – queer feminist and anti-fascist group advocating for LGBTIQ solidarity, and opposing violence and discrimination against LGBTIQ persons.
See you on August 21, 2013!