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Maidan, an app to report human rights violations
Introducing the first app for reporting human rights violations in the Middle East. Developed in partnership with the Community Media Network, Maidan helps citizens raise awareness of local human rights issues and allows journalists to track data and statistics when reporting on human rights stories.
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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Building bridges between Indigenous communities and journalists 

JHR and the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres are partnering on a series of workshops to bring Indigenous communities and journalists together.  

Friendship Centres throughout Ontario will host the workshops, which will provide Indigenous community members and journalists opportunities to discuss challenges they face when working together and identify solutions to improve communication and relationships between the two groups.
Workshops will be held in Thunder Bay, Kenora, Sudbury and North Bay from February 27 through March 9. JHR and the OFIFC will also facilitate workshops in Hamilton, London, Ottawa and Toronto later in 2015. 

Learn more about the workshops