Thursday, September 10, 2009

Going Global

We are bringing the show to you live today from Montreal, broadcasting from the National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association Convention. The panel discussion of the live show will be: Going Global: The Demands for International LGBT Reporting and the Challenges It Presents. It will air live today at 2 ET for two hours, and then rebroadcast at 4 ET.

Reporter Michael Luongo will join us just back from Iraq where he has been bringing us incredible reporting over the past two years.

Advocate editor Jon Barrett is on the panel as well; the Advocate's next issue focuses on Cuba, with an interview by Canadian reporter Michael Rowe with Mariela Castro EspĂ­n, an LGBT activist and niece of Fidel Castro. Jon will talk about the ways the magazine is using its website to foster international reporting.

We will also have the activist and writer Peter Tatchell via satellite from London, talking about his activities documenting events at LGBT prides in Eastern Europe and Russia, which have been met by violent homophobic reactions; he'll discuss the challenges for LGBT press in covering these events and why it is so important.

Also on the panel will be David Walberg, Canadian editor and publisher for Xtra, a chain of LGBT newspapers across Canada. And we will try to check in with reporter Daniel Hernandez in Mexico City. Please join us, live from Montreal at 2 East, 11 West.

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