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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 launches new program in South Sudan 

Journalists for Human Rights has launched a new project to train journalists and journalism students in South Sudan, the world’s newest country. The two-year project will see JHR trainers working alongside South Sudanese journalists to help strengthen media and increase reporting on human rights issues.

"It’s the first time that a project has actually brought together all of the media actors in the country," said David De Dau, executive director of South Sudan’s Agency for Independent Media and the project’s implementing partner. "The skills and the knowledge that journalists gain in terms of covering human rights issues in the country may actually hold the government accountable."

The initiative is supported by the United Nations Democracy Fund and it will also employ SMS technology to increase access to information in South Sudan, where an ongoing internal conflict has made it difficult for journalists to safely do their jobs. Learn more about JHR's work in South Sudan.

The South Sudan project will get its official launch in Canada at Night for Rights, a fundraising gala for Journalists for Human Rights on September 25 at the Arcadian Court in Toronto. Lisa LaFlamme, chief anchor at CTV national news, and Masai Ujiri, general manager of the Toronto Raptors, will co-chair the event. Buy your Night for Rights tickets now!

Samuel Awami, of Tanzania’s The Citizen newspaper, and the 2014/2015 Gordon N. Fisher/Journalists for Human Rights Fellow at Toronto’s Massey College, will give the keynote address. Awami will speak about his experiences working with Journalists for Human Rights trainers to cover major human rights issues in Tanzania.

CBC News Network host Reshmi Nair will emcee the gala, which will also feature performances by Dragonette, the Juno Award-winning Toronto electro-pop band, and Torquil Cambell, lead singer of the Montreal-based indie rock band Stars.

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!

Image courtesy of Robin Pierro