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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

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

jhr's Success Stories

Alumni Spotlight: Al-Varney Rogers champions mental health in Liberia

March 9, 2015

For Al-Varney Rogers, a JHR alumni and reporter at Front Page Africa, nothing was sweeter than seeing the Liberian government announce a bill to help mentally ill people across the country. Al-Varney, 28, has been reporting on the lack of a mental health policy, training, treatment, funding, and the stigma associated with mental health issues [...]

Investing in emerging Indigenous reporters

February 27, 2015

19-year-old Cree reporter Jaydon Flett may soon become a household name. She’s not only the most recent journalist to complete JHR’s Emerging Reporters internship at APTN, but she’s now their youngest full-time journalist on staff