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Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is Canada's leading media development organization. When media puts the spotlight on human rights, people start to talk about the issues and demand change. When human rights are protected, authorities are more accountable and peoples' lives get better.

Important jhr Updates

Danny Glenwright Appointed JHR Interim Executive Director

Journalists for Human Rights is pleased to announce the appointment of Danny Glenwright, an award winning journalist and human rights advocate, as Interim Executive Director.

Mr. Glenwright will join JHR on June 23 and will lead the team during Executive Director Rachel Pulfer's maternity leave. 

Prior to JHR, Mr. Glenwright was Managing Editor of Xtra Newspaper in Toronto, and has previously worked with JHR in Namibia and Sierra Leone. As a journalist he covered stories on children’s rights, economic inequality, and gender-based violence, and has contributed to South Africa's Mail and Guardian news.
 
“As a journalism student I helped start the first JHR chapter at Ryerson University in 2003,” said Mr. Glenwright, “so it’s an honour to now be leading the organization as it continues to grow in Canada and around the world.”
 
Mr. Glenwright has a master’s degree in international cooperation and development from Italy's Pavia University and a certificate in risk reporting from City University in the UK. Mr. Glenwright was the editor of Gender Links news service in South Africa, and has previously worked in The Palestinian Territories, Mozambique, Rwanda and the UK.

Mr. Glenwright is recognized as a leading voice in gay rights and the role of media as a force for social change.


JHR is thrilled to welcome Mr. Glenwright back to the team. 
 


JHR Launches New Scholarship for Aboriginal Journalists

Journalists for Human Rights and Loyalist College are proud to announce a new scholarship opportunity for emerging Aboriginal journalists in Ontario.

The JHR and Loyalist College Aboriginal Reporters Scholarship will give two emerging Aboriginal journalists the opportunity to attend the Loyalist-Trent eight-week summer institute in journalism.
Scholarship recipients will study the fundamentals of reporting and technical journalism skills with students enrolled in the Trent-Loyalist Joint Major in Journalism.

Scholarship recipients will be selected from a talented pool of candidates who have participated in community-based media training during JHR’s Northern Ontario Initiative.

The Loyalist-Trent Summer Institute in Journalism will take place at Loyalist College Campus in Belleville, Ontario throughout May and June 2014. The scholarship will cover participants’ tuition and accommodation costs for the duration of the program.

Photo: JHR trainer Kimberly Stinson (center) leads a photography session with JHR project participants in Fort Severn.
Courtesy of Robin Pierro

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