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Media Coverage of Aboriginal Issues in Ontario
Journalists for Human Rights (JHR), Canada’s leading media development organization, conducted a quantitative analysis of media coverage in Ontario of Aboriginal people, culture and issues between June 1st, 2010 and May 31st, 2013. This study examines the trends, news spikes, and tone of media coverage focused on Aboriginal people during the examination time period.

JHR Northern Ontario Initiative

Rights Media Reporting Jan-March 2012

Rights Media Reporting Jan-Dec 2012

Evaluation Report 2012

DFID Annual Report 2011-2012

jhr's 2010 Annual Report

jhr's Speak Magazine (2009 Edition)
Each year jhr's university chapter program publishes Speak, a magazine that showcases human rights reporting by Canadian university students. What makes this publication unique is every element of its creation is carried out by students. The content comes from chapter members from across Canada and each year one school takes on the responsibility of editing, laying out and producing the magazine.

This years Speak was put together by the University of British Columbia jhr chapter and is themed around the issue of Child Rights. With a wide variety of articles covering everything from drug addiction among youth in Nicaragua, to youth working in the sex trade in Vancouver this years Speak magazine tackles important and wide spread rights abuses.

Election Reporting in Sierra Leone
A case study on jhr’s efforts to build the capacity of local journalists to cover elections.

jhr | Train the Trainer Program Toolkit.
jhr has developed a Train the Trainer Program that provides certification to all participants who attend the workshop and then successfully move on to deliver their own workshop. There are three tiers to this program in order to help jhr reach the goal of increasing the overall awareness of human rights in Canada. Each level of workshops, starting with Train the Trainer, will educate and empower more Canadians on human rights issues.

Media Development, Radio and Women's Rights
In 1992 Ghana was brought back to civilian rule after a 12-year military regime. The country's constitution was established and the rights and freedoms of Ghanaians became protected under Chapter Five of the Constitution, which closely follow the rights and freedoms found in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)...

Human Rights Reporting Through Radio in Northern Ghana: Innovations in Media Governance Case Study
The year was 1992. Ghana was brought back to civilian rule after 12 years under a military regime and the country's current Constitution was established. The rights and freedoms of Ghanaians became protected under Chapter Five of the Constitution, which closely follows the rights and freedoms found in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)...

Evaluating Capacity Development
Evaluating Capacity Development remains a challenge for evaluators and for program planners who design capacity development interventions. In understanding and describing the complex relationships surrounding the changes in the capacities of individuals, organizations and societies in development contexts program evaluators continue to struggle...

Prisoners' Rights in Ghana
We, Edudzi Ofori and Chelsea Paradis, are two Canadian law students from the University of Ottawa who undertook an internship with an international non-governmental organization called Journalists for Human Rights (JHR), in Accra, Ghana for a period of three months (May 22 to August 11 2006), through an organization called Canadian Lawyers Abroad (CLA)...

TUNING IN: An Inventory of Rural FM Radio in Ghana
This study is an exploratory analysis of rural FM radio in sub-Saharan Africa with Ghana as the single case study. It seeks to describe the current situation of rural radio in the county including levels of rural development programming and community participation. Analysis focuses on the three main sectors of rural radio – community, commercial and GBC...

In Their Hands: The Impact of Human Rights Training on Ghanaian Journalists
Almost 60 years have passed since The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. A landmark document, the declaration set forth the human rights and fundamental freedoms to which all people, everywhere in the world, are entitled without discrimination...
 
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JHR Expands Project in Jordan

Media trainers work on a group assignment during the first advanced human rights reporting training session held in Amman on December 3 - 4JHR 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


 


Fighting Ebola in Liberia – frontline reporting in a crisis

 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.

Kolubah credits his JHR training for giving him both the skills and the courage to stay and report on the epidemic.

“I said to myself, I was trained as a Human Rights Journalist, trained to serve humanity,” he explains. “As a Human Rights trained journalist, there are human rights issues that need to be reported and if I leave who will inform the world?"

Read Kolubah's story and learn how he is using JHR training to bring vital public health information to people in rural Liberia. 


 Image courtesy of Kolubah Akoi
 

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.