JHR has been operating in the DRC since 2007 with the aim of strengthening the capacity of local media to effectively cover human rights issues and denounce systemic corruption.

Starting from small-scale interventions confined to the capital city, Kinshasa, JHR’s initiative in DRC has grown to include a network of a dozen independent press clubs that span several provinces across the country. This network works daily to promote coverage of human rights issues, particularly those affecting the most vulnerable in Congolese society. In the past few years, JHR has focused on youth programming, on the principle that youth are the key to a brighter future in the media sector. JHR’s approach is to build the capacity of journalism students to foster dialogue around human rights, democracy and good governance issues on campuses, in the community and in the media across the DRC through a network of 11 JHR university chapters in Kinshasa, Goma (North Kivu) and Bukavu (South Kivu).

Beginning in 2019, Canada World: Voice for Women & Girls is a 4 year initiative supported by Global Affairs Canada that will improve the human rights of women and girls within the DRC through working with journalists, civil society and key stakeholders.

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A Vocational Training School inspired by JHR’s Approach to Training Gets Accredited!

April 20th, 2017|Comments Off on A Vocational Training School inspired by JHR’s Approach to Training Gets Accredited!

Two and a half years after launching, a technical journalism training school led by JHR journalist Prince Murhula and inspired by JHR’s approach to vocational training gets accredited to grant degrees in journalism education in [...]

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Freddy Mata reports in from Geneva

October 11th, 2016|Comments Off on Freddy Mata reports in from Geneva

Nine journalists from Africa, America, Europe and Asia, benefited from the media engagement program on the work being done by the United Nations Human Rights Council. Several important players in the human rights sector, including [...]

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The impact of DRC’s violent clashes on local media

October 3rd, 2016|Comments Off on The impact of DRC’s violent clashes on local media

Blog by: Munor Kabondo, DRC  Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was at the centre of the violence that erupted on September 19th, 2016. The clashes took place between law enforcement [...]

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The National Club JDH (CNJDH) becomes a reality in the DRC

August 5th, 2016|Comments Off on The National Club JDH (CNJDH) becomes a reality in the DRC

Written by Freddy Mata Matundu, Country Director DRC To better protect themselves and make more effective their work during elections, the various press clubs JDH / DRC are already at work. From 3 to 4 August in [...]

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