Since 2002, JHR has worked around the world to train and engage local journalists, media outlets, civil society organizations and other relevant stakeholders to strengthen and improve human rights coverage in local contexts.

Our work helps create an enabling environment where objective media can flourish and the public can have their voices heard. 

JHR’s approach is based on genuine partnerships and effective, sustainable sharing of skills and expertise. JHR works with partners to leverage existing knowledge and momentum building coalitions of support for media freedom within local authorities and networks. This helps ensure long-term and sustainable impact.

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Our Mission

Empowering journalists to cover human rights stories objectively and effectively.

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Our Vision

For everyone in the world to be aware of their rights.

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Our Approach

JHR works where: the need is greatest, beneficiaries and staff can safely work, and where there is a local demand and interest in programming.


We work on four pillars of sustainability to work ourselves out of a job:

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Help put human rights on the front page.