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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

Empowering Indigenous voices in Canadian media


There's no lack of stories that need to be told from northern Ontario's remote Indigenous communities. But what is lacking, are skilled reporters to tell those important stories. 
 
But that changes this week. JHR, in partnership with the Wawatay Native Communications Society, is sending three journalism trainers to work in remote Indigenous communities in northern Ontario. A fourth trainer will start in May.
 
The trainers will live in their host communities for eight months and will provide skills training and mentorship to community members who want to pursue careers in journalism. This training will help build reporting skills in radio, print, and online reporting. Stories produced by community members will be featured through the Wawatay Native Communications Society radio network and print publications and in other Canadian media outlets. 

Meet the new JHR trainers!

jhr's Success Stories

Diving for data in Jordan

May 14, 2015

JHR-trained reporter shines light on violence against women Remaz Mussa knows firsthand that the best guarded secrets are exactly the ones worth exposing. Using data-heavy research journalism, he galvanized international debate and discussion around the often silent issue of honour crimes in his Jordanian homeland. Remaz, 26, started working on the honour crime stories after [...]


Meet JHR’s newest media trainers!

April 23, 2015

JHR’s newest media trainers have their boots on the ground – snow boots, in this case! The Indigenous Reporters Program, JHR’s program to increase Indigenous voices in Canadian media, is sending journalism trainers to work in four remote Indigenous communities in northern Ontario. Over the next eight months, the JHR trainers, in partnership with Wawatay Native Communications Society, [...]