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Brian Pellot

Taboom Media
Founding Director
Cape Town, South Africa
Brian Pellot is Director of Global Strategy at Taboom Media. He is currently based in Cape Town, South Africa, where he occasionally freelances for international news and media outlets.

Beyond journalism, Brian organizes and leads media development trainings and workshops aimed at improving reporting coverage of taboo topics including LGBTQI+ rights and religion. He speaks regularly about these issues at media and human rights conferences around the world.

Brian has served as Director of Global Strategy for Religion News Service and Religion News Foundation, as Digital Policy Advisor for Index on Censorship in London, and as Online Editor for Free Speech Debate in Oxford, UK. He is a volunteer Mentor-Editor at The OpEd Project.

Brian graduated from the University of Missouri with dual degrees in International Convergence Journalism and International Studies. He completed a master’s degree in Modern Middle Eastern Studies at Oxford University on a Marshall Scholarship. Twitter: @brianpellot

My Moderators Sessions

Friday, November 17


Saturday, November 18