Tag: covid19

  • MALI: JHR continues to work to fight COVID-19 misinfo and advance vaccinations

    Funded by Global Affairs Canada, our Mobilizing Media to Fight COVID-19 (MMFC) program held workshops with the Ministry of Health and Social Development in Mali last month, where 17 journalists and bloggers were trained on the National Strategy for Immunization and the Fight against COVID-19. The attendees learned about public health measures against COVID-19, the

  • GHANA: JHR trainees win awards for stories on COVID safety and disability rights

    In January, the Merck Foundation awarded three MMFC trainees for their work to highlight the the lax attitude towards COVID safety protocols in different regions of Ghana. In the online category of their Mask Up With Care Media Recognition for West African Countries awards, Prosper Koursoh and Prince Kwame Tamakloe earned the 1st runner-up and

  • TUNISIA: Disabled student in Jelma receives support to excel at school

    11-year-old Nour’s family was struggling to support her disabilities due to financial hardship through the COVID-19 pandemic.    After a Kashf Media article by JHR-trained journalist Kawther Chebbi brought attention to Nour’s difficulties in attending school due to multiple physical disabilities, the Governor of Sidi Bouzid reached out to Chebbi to inquire about Nour’s case. He promised

  • MMFC stories of impact: How your donations are helping change lives during the pandemic

    Screengrab from Missing Children documentary by JHR trainee Regina Asamoah While many parts of the world look forward to welcoming a new normal, Africa still awaits its fair share of vaccines. As the pandemic stretches on in the continent, governments have failed to adequately address the compromise of their citizens’ rights to employment, health, education and

  • MALI: Three JHR-supported stories rank among the most viewed articles on popular Mali blog

    Three JHR-supported articles have ranked among the six most-read articles on popular blog Benbere within only two days of their publication. Produced as part of the JHR’s Global Affairs Canada-funded project Mobilizing Media to Fight COVID-19 (MMFC), the articles quickly grabbed the attention of readers of Benbere, the digital platform of Mali Bloggers Association that

  • TUNISIA: How is women’s access to reproductive health impacted by COVID-19?

    In order to improve access to information on the rights of women and girls in Tunisia in the context of COVID-19, JHR continues to organize online forums in collaboration with Kashfmedia, a JHR media partner in the country. The latest discussion, which took place via Facebook Live, featured local experts Madiha Jamal, Dr Bassam Abdel-Mouly,

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