Topic: Middle East>Jordan

  • From Edmonton to Amman: A mission to exchange knowledge and shed light on human rights issues

    Originally published on CTV Edmonton on Thursday, March 12, 2020.  By: Sarah Plowman, CTV News Edmonton Sarah was in Jordan to engage with journalists at Ro’ya TV as part of JHR’s expert trainer program with CTV News. I’m halfway around the world but feel right at home. In a story meeting with four journalists from

  • What Journalists Should Know about International Human Rights Mechanisms

    In September 2019, JHR’s Program Manager and Chief of Content in Jordan Mohammad Shamma had the opportunity to participate in the Universal Rights Group (URG) implemented Media Engagement Programme as part of the 42nd meeting of the UN Human Rights Council with the support of the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations in

  • The importance of data when there isn’t any around

    By Leslie Young Senior National Online Journalist, Global News & JHR Short Term Expert Trainer Some things in journalism are universal, like wheedling with an editor for more time to work on a special project, finding a great new source for information or fighting secretive government departments for data. That’s what I learned on my

  • Learning through Mentorship with JHR Jordan

    By Zainab Faqeer, JHR Mentored Journalist in Jordan. The below is a personal reflection written by Jordanian journalist Zainab Faqeer on her experience in being mentored to produce two human rights stories in JHR’s Jordan program. Preparing two stories with Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) was a rich experience. It gave me a more comprehensive

  • Media in Jordan: A reflection

    A reflection by Mohammad Shamma The recent popular protests in Jordan criticized not just a government that many feel are unaware of its citizen’s rights, but also critiqued the currents, parties, and the trade unions as a whole. The recent events occurred after the state’s decision to retract the latest 5% increase in fuel prices.

  • 3rd Annual Human Rights Reporting Award

    On December 2nd, 2017, in partnership with ARIJ, JHR presented the third annual Human Rights Reporting Award in Dead Sea, Jordan. The award recognizes outstanding pieces of human rights journalism produced in Jordan in the previous year. The 2017 awards received the highest number of applications to date. Thank you to ARIJ, the Embassy of

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