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  • Threats to media freedom. Democracy under assault.

    Maria Ressa for the Webinar “Growing threats to media freedom. Democracy under assault.”  By the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Watch the webinar with Maria Ressa, Filipino- American journalist and founder of Rappler, Irwin Cotler, former Canadian justice minister and chair of Montreal’s Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, and

  • Rewriting Journalism: How to Support Emerging Indigenous Reporters

    Two children using equipment from the Indigenous Reporters Program in Nibinamik First Nation Photo credit: Adrianna Oskineegish This article was written by Shelby Lisk and published on speaks with Megan Fowler of Journalists for Human Rights about what institutions can do to create environments where Indigenous journalists can thrive By Shelby Lisk –

  • Why #BlackLivesMatter at JHR and what we can all do about it

    For those who care about racial equality, this has been one of the toughest weeks in living memory.   Protests calling for justice for the deaths of too many Black men and women at the hands of police, most recently George Floyd in Minneapolis, erupted across North America. While many of the protests have been

  • Debwewin – Speaking the truth through creation of Naotkmaegwanning community newspaper

    By: Karli Zschogner Despite widespread online connectivity and short attention spans, physical papers remain for many the most comforting way to sit, read and enjoy their news. In the first days of meeting with staff at Baibombeh Anishinaabe School in Naotkamegwanning First Nation, inquiring about opportunities to provide journalism training to the students, it was

  • Migisi Sahgaigan goes to Shakopee Powwow

    By Ryan Suzuki The youth of Migisi Sahgaigan are reclaiming their identity and culture. This year Migisi Sahgaigan First Nation was awarded funding by the Laidlaw Foundation to undertake a cultural revitalization program called Reclaiming Our Identity. The concept was for youth to visit cultural events in the region, with the guidance and support of

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