Kolubah Akoi didn’t start out to be a hero. But when the Ebola crisis hit Lofa County in Northern Liberia in July, instead of fleeing, the JHR-trained journalist decided to stay and report on the impacts of the devastating disease.
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.
JHR Expands Project in JordanJHR is pleased to announce that the project Increased Citizen Dialogue through Strengthened Media in Jordan will expand with support from the United Nations Democracy Fund.
JHR's project works with journalists in Jordan to cover human rights stories and increase public awareness of local issues.
The expanded project will use data journalism tools and techniques to help reporters cover local human rights stories more effectively. Journalists will use the Maidan app, a JHR-developed crowd-sourcing smart phone tool to collect data for their stories.
The expanded project will run over two years in partnership with the Jordan Media Institute and Community Media Network, and with pre-existing support from the US Middle East Partnership Initiative.
Learn more about JHR's work in Jordan. Photo: Media trainers work on a group assignment during an advanced human rights reporting training workshop in Amman on December 3 - 4