Topic: Africa>DR Congo

  • From broadcast to buildings. The power of one strong story.

    Back in 2011, when Alphonse Nekwa Makwala started reporting on the Congolese presidential election, he had no idea that his TV reports were building the foundations for a school. Alphonse is a multi-talented reporter based in Matadi, the biggest city in the province of Bas-Congo. He runs the local JHR press club and the independent

  • Prix JDH Awards bring DR Congo’s stories to the forefront

    The third annual Prix JDH awards ceremony was a huge success! The awards, recognizing quality journalism on human rights and governance issues in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, were distributed at a ceremony in Kinshasa on December 20th 2012. Stories such as Isabelle Moengo’s report on the challenging integration of the visually impaired into Congolese

  • JHR relaunches programming in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Between July 23rd and 26th JHR partnered with a local spin-off NGO, Journalists for the Defense of Human Rights/Journalistes pour la Defense des Droits Humains (JPDDH) to host a series of Rights Media workshops in Bukavu, South Kivu, in the eastern DRC. It’s one of the regions ranked worst for human rights violations worldwide. The training focused on building the capacity of

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