Topic: Field Notes

  • Rose gets her life back

    Inspired by jhr training, a local journalist from TV and radio media outlet Skyy Power in Ghana produced a documentary about twenty-six year old Rose Amina Abdulai who had her right arm and the fingers on her left hand cut off by her boyfriend. As her story was profiled throughout Ghana, empathy for Rose’s plight

  • Sierra Leonean journalist wins human rights award

    Rachel Horner, a Sierra Leonean and jhr-trained journalist, was honored in 2008 with a jhr award for outstanding performance and lasting contribution to the field of investigative and human rights reporting in Sierra Leone. She was also selected to attend an international conference on Global Investigative Journalism in Norway. Horner, also the Secretary General of

  • Reporting that Rebuilt a School in Liberia

    When jhr-trained journalist Garmonyou Wilson saw the treacherous conditions of a mission school in Gbarpolu, he was moved act. He knew the rights of children were being violated; the safety hazard s of a crumbling infrastructure meant that many children were turned away and left with no alternative school to attend for hours in each

  • jhr funds project to bring domestic violence awareness to rural communities in Africa

    In addition to training local journalists on human rights reporting, as a part of our programming overseas, jhr provides grants to local African NGO’s as a way of advancing local growth.   In 2009 jhr funded a campaign on the prevention of domestic violence in collaboration with the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society. The SLRCS

  • jhr trained journalist improves voter education in Sierra Leone

    During the first round of Sierra Leone’s 2007 presidential and parliamentary election, 7.3% of the 1.9 million votes cast were considered invalid. jhr-trained journalist, Ibrahim Tarawallie reported at The Concord Times that this number was unreasonably high compared to other post-conflict countries: Liberia at 3%, Ghana at 2% and Iraq at 1%. The National Electoral

  • Fighting Pollution from a Rubber Plantation in Liberia

    In late spring Liberian journalist Charles Yates got a tip that that runoff from a rubber plantation was creating severe toxic pollution in North East Liberia. As a result of the training he received from jhr (Journalists for Human Rights) he realized that many people’s rights were being violated, particularly their right to a clean and healthy environment, and that a story might be able to apply pressure on the right authorities.

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