Tag: afghanistan

  • Uniting Voices: JHR’s Media Mobilization Session

    In Turkey, JHR conducted a media mobilization session that brought together local journalists and representatives of civil society organizations. The primary objective of the session was to assess and monitor the editorial performance of media organizations. The participants engaged in meaningful conversations during the session regarding the significant results of media monitoring. The discussion mainly

  • Empowering Exiled Journalists for Human Rights Reporting

    Last week, JHR’s field office staff in Turkey organized the inaugural training sessions for one of our newest projects, the Connected Protection Journey. This project is funded by Open Society Foundations and aims to empower exiled Syrian and Afghan journalists. More than 28 trainees participated in two impactful days of training focussed on human rights

  • Announcing the Afghan Journalist-in-Residence Project

    May 11, 2022: Journalists for Human Rights is launching a new project to support Afghan media professionals in Canada. The ‘Afghan Journalist-in-Residence Project’ will offer 10 fully paid placements at leading Canadian newsrooms including The Canadian Press, CTV News, Toronto Star, The Hamilton Spectator and Global News and we look forward to welcoming more publishers

  • JHR Executive Director Rachel Pulfer’s statement to the House of Commons on supporting journalists in repressive states

    On Monday, March 28, 2022, JHR Executive Director Rachel Pulfer appeared before the House of Commons to share her views and recommendations on how Canada can effectively support journalists in distress.  Her statement will contribute to the Subcommittee of International Human Rights’ ongoing study ‘Human Rights in Repressive States: The situation of human rights defenders,

  • “Fighting for women’s rights is in my blood”: Mariam Atahi, activist

    Mariam Atahi left Afghanistan for safe haven abroad in August 2021. However, her fight for women’s rights continues, uninterrupted. As the Taliban began its ‘humanitarian talks’ last month in Oslo, Mariam called for the release of three fellow activists, allegedly detained for protesting against the closure of women’s universities. “It hurts me,” she said, “…to

  • “I felt I had reached the end of my life”: Journalist Bais Hayat recalls the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul

    “I was born in a war, I spent a huge part of my life covering its atrocities and I have some very bitter memories,” said journalist Bais Hayat, as he begins recounting his life’s journey. As political correspondent for Ariana News, Bais Hayat covered the war in Afghanistan for 10 years. From making documentaries on

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