Topic: Africa>Ghana

  • Jamila Okertchiri wins Best HIV/Aids Reporting Award

    A focus on the meeting of faith and medicine led JHR-trained journalist Jamila Oktertchiri to the winner’s podium at the Ghana Journalists Association Media Awards. Jamila won the Best HIV/Aids Reporting Award for her Daily Guide Ghana story, Prayer Camp and HIV Treatment. In 2012, Jamila worked with JHR trainer Jonathan Mignault to profile two religious pastors and

  • Getting medicines to AIDS patients in Ghana despite strike

    Earlier this year, pharmacists in Ghana announced that they were going on strike. The announcement struck fear into the hearts of patients across the country.   One of the first impacts of the strike was that pharmacists would stop administering life-saving medicine and drugs to emergency services, mentally ill patients, and people with HIV/AIDS. Juanita

  • Pioneering Data Journalism in Ghana

      On July 19, Ghanaians woke up to learn that 46% of the country had paid bribes for government services. The story was on the front page of The Weekend Globe newspaper. It led the morning radio broadcasts. On Facebook, the story received 91 comments. Twitter filled with comments and discussion.   Integrated, cross-platform, data journalism had arrived in Ghana.

  • JHR-trained journalist wins scholarship to study in Canada

    Airport to airport, it is 7024 km from Tamale, Ghana to Halifax, Nova Scotia. But for Shahadu Abdul Somed, the journey started ain 2005, when he worked with JHR trainer Samantha Mednick, her support and encouragement would change his life. Back then 23 year-old Somed was learning the ropes of radio journalism at Radio Justice – an

  • Faces of Ada magazine gives Ghana’s marginalized communities a powerful voice

    The JHR student chapter at the African University College of Communications has gained national attention with a student-produced rights media magazine.   Within two short years, a magazine that began as a JHR-mentored project at AUCC, has become a fixture on the university campus. In 2013 the student chapter will be producing the third issue of the magazine,

  • JHR-trained journalist wins national feature award in Ghana

    Jamila Akweley Okertchiri, Daily Guide reporter and JHR-mentored journalist, won Best Feature Writer at the Ghana Journalism Association’s prestigious annual awards ceremony. The winning story, Six Years of False Hopes: Disabled Still Struggle After 2006 Law, contributed strongly to the Ghanaian government’s decision to issue benefits, promised but never distributed, to disabled Ghanaians. “My motivation has

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