This week’s highlights
- We need YOU to help us Celebrate the Disruptors this Holiday Season !
- Watch: ‘Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls and Media: Getting it Right’
- When half the story isn’t told: Why it matters that women journalists report on conflict and fragile states
- Indigenous Journalists! Apply Here for Paid Opportunities to Work with Leading Media Across Canada
We need YOU to help us Celebrate the Disruptors this Holiday Season!
THANK YOU to everyone who helped us Celebrate the Disruptors this holiday season!
We are so grateful to each of you for the incredible amount of generosity you have shown since we launched our campaign on #GivingTuesday and we have already raised $64,721!
BUT we aren’t done yet! Click here to donate TODAY.
We are SO close to our goal of $70,000 and we need YOU to help us celebrate our brave disruptors this holiday season: those who, in 2020, have had the courage to highlight the social divides the pandemic has exposed and push for better.
This week we are celebrating Siyabulela Mandela for his leadership in East and Southern Africa on the Mobilizing Media to Fight COVID-19 project during the pandemic. As the entire world grappled with an unprecedented health crisis, it became more important than ever for citizens to have access to factual public health information.
While we saw global attempts to fight the coronavirus hampered by conspiracy theories, we also saw how, with access to the right information and leadership, the coronavirus could be beat. Siyabulela stepped up to the challenge in South Sudan, working to ensure journalists in the world’s newest country had both the information and equipment they needed to protect a population of 8 million in a country with 8 ventilators.
This is why the work Siyabulela is doing is so important.
Siyabulela is now working with JHR in East and Southern Africa, fighting covid-19 with facts and truth. With YOUR support Siyabulela can continue to educate more East and Southern Africans and ensure they have access to the information they need to protect themselves and their communities.
Watch: ‘MMIWG & Media: Getting it Right’
This #HumanRightsDay2020, some of the leading voices on this sensitive topic shared their insights and advice on covering stories of MMIWG sensitively and ethically. Watch it here.
When half the story isn’t told: Why it matters that women journalists report on conflict and fragile states
Photocredit: Open Canada
JHR’s Judie Kaberia wins Labour Migration Media Award
Photocredit: Judie Kaberia
Congratulations to JHR Media trainer Judie Kaberia from Kenya, who is among the eight winners of the Labour Migration Media Awards organized by the African Women in Media (AWiM) in partnership with the African Union (AU), International Labour Organisation (ILO) and International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Call for Expressions of Interest: Bursaries and Internships Supporting Indigenous Voices
JHR’s Indigenous Reporters program is currently seeking expressions of interest from emerging Indigenous journalists in Canada to work on bursary and internship opportunities available with leading media organizations across Canada.
The bursaries and internships are open to Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) youth working or seeking work in media, or currently enrolled in a media or journalism program at a Canadian post-secondary institution.
Deadline to apply: January 3, 2021. Find all information here.