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  • Meet Akhila Menon, 2022 JHR Fellow at The Tyee

    Earlier this year, JHR announced a new program, Enhanced Access to Opportunity for BIPOC Youth in Canadian Media, which offers paid internships at leading Canadian newsrooms to BIPOC high school/university students and graduates who are interested in a career in journalism. Through this program, Vancouver-based Akhila Menon (pictured here) was selected to intern at The Tyee, where she will

  • KENYA: 13 JHR-trained journalists honored at Annual Journalism Excellence Awards

    By Muthoni Njoroge – Kenya                                                                      May 6 was a night of celebration, glitz and glamour for journalists in Kenya during The Media Council of Kenya’s 10th Annual Journalism Excellence Awards (AJEA). The celebrations, held at The Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, brought together the crème de la crème in the media industry, key media

  • TUNISIA: Journalist training on national vaccination strategy kicks off Phase II of MMFC project

    With support from Global Affairs Canada, JHR has been training journalists since June 2020 to counter COVID-19 misinformation in 12 countries across sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. The Mobilizing Media to Fight COVID-19 program is set to run for another year, up till February 2023, with a further $700,000 contribution from GAC enabling us

  • JHR Executive Director Rachel Pulfer talks misinfo-busting strategies and the need to protect Afghan journalists at Media Freedom Coalition panel

    On January 31, the Media Freedom Coalition handed its co-chair position over from the UK and Canada to Canada and the Kingdom of Netherlands with an online panel discussion on the effects of the pandemic on independent journalism. Canada and the UK invited JHR Executive Director Rachel Pulfer to share her views on the topic; she

  • HELP JHR EVACUATE JOURNALISTS FROM AFGHANISTAN

      The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan set off a panicked exodus from Kabul and other cities. As the US and allied forces scrambled to pull out before the August 31 deadline, thousands upon thousands of Afghans confronted perilous odds in their attempts to flee the country.   Canada has committed to resettling up to 20,000 Afghans.

  • MALI: How do we protect women’s employment during the COVID-19 pandemic?

    Two experienced actors in the promotion and protection of women and girls discussed on the issue to better inform malian populations in local language about women’s rights in a country where more than 14,234 people were victims of Covid-19 with 520 deaths at the date of June 08. It was during one of the series

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