Topic: Africa>Ghana

  • GHANA: JHR trainees win awards for stories on COVID safety and disability rights

    In January, the Merck Foundation awarded three MMFC trainees for their work to highlight the the lax attitude towards COVID safety protocols in different regions of Ghana. In the online category of their Mask Up With Care Media Recognition for West African Countries awards, Prosper Koursoh and Prince Kwame Tamakloe earned the 1st runner-up and

  • MMFC stories of impact: How your donations are helping change lives during the pandemic

    Screengrab from Missing Children documentary by JHR trainee Regina Asamoah While many parts of the world look forward to welcoming a new normal, Africa still awaits its fair share of vaccines. As the pandemic stretches on in the continent, governments have failed to adequately address the compromise of their citizens’ rights to employment, health, education and

  • Night for Rights 2015 – JHR’s best ever!

    My name is Hilary Doyle and I am a journalist and writer. In 2006, I travelled to Ghana for a six-month assignment with JHR. The experience transformed me.   At the time, JHR was still a new organization, finding its feet on the ground overseas, while receiving real acclaim across Canada.   My cohort was

  • Mixed babies for sale: JHR Story Shuts Down Unethical Business

    When an ad popped up on Facebook offering to facilitate the birth of “half-caste babies,” JHR-trained journalist Betty Kankam-Boadu knew there was a story.

  • Fighting for Fair Cocoa Prices in Ghana.

    If you are a farmer in Ghana, you probably grow cocoa. The country is the second largest cocoa producer in the world. For many farmers, their livelihoods depend on the chocolate-producing beans. But when farmers sold their carefully grown cocoa beans to market, they were not always treated fairly.

  • Getting action on electricity rates in Ghana

    Ask a Ghanaian about water and electricity service, and you’ll get an earful. But ask 1000 people from across the country, and you have more than enough voices to cause the government to change its course.   For three years, water and electricity rates in Ghana were steady. But near the end of 2013, the government

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