On 5th September, 2019 the National LGBT organization LGL held an LGBT sensitivity training for the employees of the Lithuanian National Radio and Television. By organizing this training, LGL aimed to raise the awareness of professional journalists in fighting the phenomenon of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in the mass media.
During the training, journalists were familiarized with Media Reporting and Reference Guide on LGBT Issues and were provided with tips on better reporting on LGBT issues. Journalists also had a chance to perform various practical tasks and analyze publications about LGBT issues in Lithuanian media.
“We are glad that the journalists from Lithuanian Radio and Television were keen to participate in this training. We are fascinated by journalists’ willingness to enrich their knowledge on ethical representation of LGBT issues in the mass media”, stressed Vladimir Simonko, Executive Director of LGL.
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E.T.Ho.S project aims to increase awareness and knowledge among media professionals and students about non-discriminatory representation of LGBT people in Media, to increase awareness about the phenomenon of homophobic, transphobic and biphobic media discourse among decision makers, professionals and the public, and to improve the representation of LGBT people and rights by media and political parties.
This training was organized as part of the project “Eliminating Transphobic, Homobophic and Biphobic Stereotypes through Better Media Representation (E.T.HO.S.)” with the financial support of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union.