A follow up to JHR’s 2013 study, Buried Voices, Buried Voices: Changing Tones examines the frequency and tone of media coverage on Indigenous issues in Ontario Media from June 1, 2013 to May 31, 2016.
The study investigated 319 print and online news outlets in Ontario for all mentions of keywords that would indicate Indigenous story coverage, including: Indigenous, Aboriginal, First Nation(s), Northern Ontario Reserves, Metis and Inuit.
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The primer is the result of a unique partnership between JHR and the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (IHRP). “We are excited to provide accessible information to journalists about their rights under international law”, said Renu Mandhane, then executive director of the International Human Rights Program, now Ontario’s Chief Human Rights Commissioner. “There is nothing else like this available in the world today.”
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As part of the Indigenous Reporters Program, Journalists for Human Rights conducted a quantitative analysis of media coverage in Ontario of Indigenous 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. Continue reading Buried Voices
JHR’s mission: to empower journalists to cover human rights stories objectively and effectively. To see how we are currently doing this or, to find out more information check out our brochure on existing programs below.
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