Tag: DR Congo

  • 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 Bukavu, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Says student Aristote Safari Makusudi, student at ETJ: “I am able to

  • Journalist 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 NGOs and the ambassadors of a few countries, explained to the participants the priorities for the 33rd Human Rights Council

  • 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 agents and opposition activists who were demanding for a  presidential election to take place by the end of 2016, as

  • 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 Kinshasa, the journalists who participated in the National Forum held in March by JDH formalized the idea of creating a National Club

  • Award-Winning Documentaries in the DRC

    On March 4th, JHR celebrated the great work of journalists and journalism students in the DRC in reporting human rights issues through the JHR Award – the only prize in the country which recognizes excellence in human rights reporting.   Last month, we showcased the two winning stories produced by JHR-trained journalism students, Jean Shotsha and

  • Celebrating the next generation of Journalists for Human Rights in the DR Congo

    On March 4th, 2016, JHR held the Prix JDH / JHR Award ceremony in the DRC to recognize the excellent work that journalists and journalism students have accomplished through their stories during the past year.     The two students who won the Prix JDH are both active members of the JHR Student Chapters in the DRC.

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