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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

Night for Rights Gala raises more than $100,000 for JHR!  

Last month, at the Night for Rights GalaJHR supproters raised more than $100,000 to support strong human rights journalism and JHR programs around world. 

JHR-trained reporters from Kinshasa to Beirut, from Juba to northern Ontario, are covering local human rights stories that change lives. And we couldn't support them without our amazing sponsors and the JHR community. Thank you for helping to put human rights in headlines!

See more photos from Night for Rights. Check out the Gala website. 

Applications open: Bursaries and internships for Indigenous journalists and journalism students

Are you an Indigenous Canadian studying journalism or media at a post-secondary level? Recent graduate looking for professional experience?

Apply for a JHR bursary to support your studies or career!

JHR's new Indigenous Reporters Program is expanding diversity in Canadian media by supporting Indigenous students and journalists. Learn more about the bursary and internship program.

The bursary and scholarship program is possible through the generous support of The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation. Want to know more about how JHR is working with Indigenous people? Get the details!

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jhr's Success Stories

JHR-Trained Journalist Named Best Female Reporter at Sierra Leone National Media Awards

June 4, 2014

Mabel Kabba, a rising star at Radio Democracy, was recently named Best Female Reporter by the Sierra Leone Independent Media Commission at the annual National Media Awards. Mabel began working in Radio six years ago, and is one of five female journalists at her station. In 2013, Mabel worked with JHR Trainer Redmond Shannon on [...]

Radio Call-in Show Improves Police Service in Constance Lake First Nation

Criminals don’t take time off on the weekends. But in Constance Lake First Nation, the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) was only operational between Monday to Friday, from 6 am – 9 pm. People in the small Aboriginal community didn’t feel safe. Most crimes happened at night, after the NAPS office had closed, and there was no patrol. The closest [...]