Strengthening Media in Canada through a Rights-Based Solutions Approach

Strengthening Media in Canada through a Rights-Based Solutions Approach is JHR’s first national Canadian program.

This program is being delivered in partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network with funding from the McConnell Family Foundation. The program brings together solutions journalism training, which is evidence-based reporting about responses to social problems, and human rights journalism training to Canadian journalists for the first time.

The program will introduce and help sustain solutions journalism and human rights journalism approaches in Canada, with the end goals of creating more public support for and engagement with journalism, increased revenue for endangered news organizations, increased trust in Canadian institutions and increased interpersonal trust.

Renforcer les médias au Canada par une approche de solutions basée sur les droits est le premier programme national canadien de JHR.

Ce programme est mis en œuvre en partenariat avec le Réseau de journalisme de solutions, grâce au financement de la Fondation de la famille McConnell. Le programme réunit pour la première fois une formation en journalisme de solutions, qui consiste en des reportages fondés sur des preuves concernant les réponses aux problèmes sociaux, et une formation en journalisme des droits de l’homme pour les journalistes canadiens.

 

Le programme introduira et aidera à soutenir les approches du journalisme de solutions et du journalisme des droits de l’homme au Canada, avec pour objectifs finaux de créer un plus grand soutien et un plus grand engagement du public envers le journalisme, une augmentation des revenus pour les organismes de presse en danger, une plus grande confiance dans les institutions canadiennes et une plus grande confiance interpersonnelle.

Resources

JHR offers online training in solutions journalism and human rights reporting to news organizations and individual journalists. To schedule a training or request more information please contact us here.

VIDEO: What is Solutions Journalism?

Collaborative

Under this program, JHR has launched a new Indigenous Media Collaborative. The group is made up of both Indigenous journalists and media organizations from across the country. Members include freelancers Brandi Morin and Oscar Baker III, as well as journalists from The Eastern Door (Steve Bonspiel, Callie Giaccone, Laurence Dubreuil, Marisela Amador), Cabin Radio (Meaghan Brackenbury) and IndigiNews (Emilee Gilpin).

Collaborative members will produce a series of solutions journalism and human rights stories about land claims, Indigenous sovereignty and #LandBack, to launch in Fall 2021. They will explore ways in which Indigenous peoples are fighting for sovereignty and land reclamation, and of what we can learn from communities’ solutions and successes.

Research

A screenshot from one of our webinars. 

As part of this program, JHR is involved in ongoing research on solutions journalism and human rights media in Canada.

For more information please contact us here.

Events / Webinars

JHR holds public webinars, events and training sessions on solutions journalism and human rights journalism. Follow us here for more information.

Watch our webinars