None on Record’s digital media-training program works in collaboration with African LGBT organizations to train activists on digital media tools to produce their own work (and tell their own story). The purpose of the trainings is to equip LGBT organizations with the technology and skills necessary to document their work, the LGBT movement in their region and to produce media for advocacy. None on Record uses the citizen journalism approach to build on existing media skills, which allows community members with no previous journalism or media experience to share their stories with a larger audience for the first time. The groups we train gain skills in audio, photo and/or video documentation, depending on their organizational needs. For more information sign up for our newsletter or write us at questions@noneonrecord.com

Call for Training (Open Call)

About None on Record

None on Record: Stories of Queer Africa is a transnational digital media organisation that records, distributes and archives the stories of LGBT Africans, both on the continent and in the Diaspora.Our mission is to document the hopes, struggles, challenges and joys of being an LGBT African. We work to enable LGBT Africans to tell their stories in their own voices.

The Training

The purpose of the multi-media training is to equip LGBT organisations with the technology, skills and experience necessary to document their work and the movement in their region, and to produce media for advocacy.

None on Record will conduct the training in the organisation’s place of work, in order to tailor the training to the situation on the ground. Together, None on Record and the selected organisation will work on a project developed by group members. The group will gain skills in audio, photo and/or video documentation, depending on their organisational needs. Participants will acquire technical skills through workshops, practical exercises and documentation in the field.

Requirements

  • Only LGBT organisations may apply. Individual applications will not be accepted.
  • Groups do not need to be officially registered, but must show that they are an established group and have run programs in the past.
  • Organisations must be based in Africa.
  • Organisations should have an idea of how they will use the skills acquired through the training, both for a project that the group will work on during the training, and in future programming.
  • No previous media experience is necessary.
  • No equipment is necessary, as None on Record will provide the required technology.
  • Participants will be selected on the basis of organisations’ interest in the use of media for advocacy and documentation, and the clarity and innovation of their media project proposal.

To Apply

To apply, please send an e-mail to questions@noneonrecord.com with a short summary of your organisation’s location, focus and past projects. Include a one-page concept note of a digital media project you would like to undertake: what type media you would like to use, the target audience, the security concerns involved, and the goal or expected results of your project. Submissions can be made in English, French or Kiswahili.

Applications for the Digital Media Training are currently for applicants across Africa.

For more information about None on Record, contact questions@noneonrecord.com

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