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JHR Prize for Excellence in Human Rights Journalism


The JHR Prize for Excellence in Human Rights Journalism is an annual award recognizing a Canadian journalism organization or team within an organization’s outstanding contribution to coverage of human rights issues. The winner will be announced at JHR’s Night for Rights Gala on September 26, 2013.


The recipient organization or team will have shown a commitment to reporting on human rights issues locally or internationally. Its work will consistently be at the top of journalistic standards, and will have demonstrated an understanding of the social, political, and legal context of the issues reported.

Other criteria for consideration

• Contribution to society through exemplary work
• Sustained coverage of human rights issues
• Commitment to innovation and creativity within coverage

Entry & Submission Guidelines

All entry submissions should be made online to JHRPrize@jhr.ca. Deadline for submission is September 9th, 2013

Please send documents as pdf file attachments.
Nominees must be Canadian journalism organizations or teams, working in print, radio, broadcast, online journalism, or a combination thereof.
There is a $120 submission fee.

Submissions must include:

• Letter of nomination describing why the nominated team or organization demonstrates the best of human rights journalism in Canada
• A list of the nominated team’s members, or organization’s senior staff
• A detailed list of the nominated team or organization’s published or broadcast human rights coverage; including date and short summary of story, reaction to story or change caused by story.
• 3 examples of the nominated team or organization’s human rights coverage

Nominations will be judged by a jury of journalists and media development professionals.


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