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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.

Important jhr Updates

JHR Launches New Scholarship for Aboriginal Journalists

Journalists for Human Rights and Loyalist College are proud to announce a new scholarship opportunity for emerging Aboriginal journalists in Ontario.

The JHR and Loyalist College Aboriginal Reporters Scholarship will give two emerging Aboriginal journalists the opportunity to attend the Loyalist-Trent eight-week summer institute in journalism.
Scholarship recipients will study the fundamentals of reporting and technical journalism skills with students enrolled in the Trent-Loyalist Joint Major in Journalism.

Scholarship recipients will be selected from a talented pool of candidates who have participated in community-based media training during JHR’s Northern Ontario Initiative.

The Loyalist-Trent Summer Institute in Journalism will take place at Loyalist College Campus in Belleville, Ontario throughout May and June 2014. The scholarship will cover participants’ tuition and accommodation costs for the duration of the program.

Photo: JHR trainer Kimberly Stinson (center) leads a photography session with JHR project participants in Fort Severn.
Courtesy of Robin Pierro

jhr's Success Stories

Mixed babies for sale: JHR Story Shuts Down Unethical Business

March 19, 2014

When an ad popped up on Facebook offering to facilitate the birth of “half-caste babies,” JHR-trained journalist Betty Kankam-Boadu knew there was a story.


Fighting for Fair Cocoa Prices in Ghana.

March 18, 2014

If you are a farmer in Ghana, you probably grow cocoa. The country is the second largest cocoa producer in the world. For many farmers, their livelihoods depend on the chocolate-producing beans.

But when farmers sold their carefully grown cocoa beans to market, they were not always treated fairly.