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  • Donor Spotlight: Shawn Micallef

    Acclaimed Toronto columnist and writer Shawn Micallef has supported JHR for many years. A Toronto Star columnist and co-founder of Spacing magazine, his latest book is Frontier City: Toronto on the Verge of Greatness. We asked Shawn how he first got involved with JHR, and why he’s inspired to contribute. I first heard of JHR

  • JHR Announces Human Rights Reporting Award in Jordan

    Amman – October 2016 Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) in partnership with Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) has launched the 2nd edition of the Human Rights Reporting Award in Jordan under the project “Expanding the Public Dialogue on Human Rights in Jordan through the Media” sponsored by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the

  • What makes you a photojournalist?

    Think of a car crash. Smoke billowing, sirens flashing, pebbled-sized pieces of glass surrounding the twisted metal of the vehicle.   Now, imagine what is happening 300 metres away from that crash scene. Likely nothing, right? Should that be photographed as well?   This is a simplified example of an argument photojournalists have come up

  • Night for Rights, a huge success

    Human rights and journalism were celebrated in top-notch style at JHR’s 10th anniversary Night for Rights Gala in Toronto on September 27th.   The event, held at the Royal Ontario Museum amid dinosaur skeletons and ancient sculptures, brought together over four hundred JHR supporters from the media, law, politics, and business communities and raised over $80,000

  • Man flees from life as a fetish priest in Ghana

    In July 2007, a Ghanaian Telecom manager was chosen to be a new fetish priest. These traditional leaders worship and serve gods within traditional shrines. Some shrines are known to commit human rights atrocities; in observing this, the Telecom manager rejected the position – as a violation of his Christian belief and human rights –

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