Tag: DR Congo

  • The Declaration of Kinshasa: working together in the DRC

    March 2016 will be remembered as the first time – ever – that Congolese media met as a national group. The team responsible? Freddy Mata, Munor Kabondo, Doudou Nziou and Papy Andonge of Journalists for Human Rights DRC. It is extraordinary to think that this this is the first time Congolese journalists have met as a national sector. Yet it becomes not so extraordinary when you sit down with the average journalist in the DRC, and hear what they have to contend with on a daily basis.

  • Groundbreaking Work in DRC: Roadmaps for Responsible Reporting

    Written by Naregh Galoustian, Program Manager of JHR’s Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo   Responsible media during elections is key to ensure a peaceful and inclusive process, especially in countries transitioning into democracy, like the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).   In this country, with its extraordinary history of civil war, instability and

  • A member of a JHR student chapter makes a difference in the DRC

    At his final year at IFASIC – the main Journalism School in the Democratic Republic of Congo – Jean Sotsha, a member of the local JHR student chapter, is making a difference at the national newspaper Le Potentiel.

  • From broadcast to buildings. The power of one strong story.

    Back in 2011, when Alphonse Nekwa Makwala started reporting on the Congolese presidential election, he had no idea that his TV reports were building the foundations for a school. Alphonse is a multi-talented reporter based in Matadi, the biggest city in the province of Bas-Congo. He runs the local JHR press club and the independent

  • Prix JDH Awards bring DR Congo’s stories to the forefront

    The third annual Prix JDH awards ceremony was a huge success! The awards, recognizing quality journalism on human rights and governance issues in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, were distributed at a ceremony in Kinshasa on December 20th 2012. Stories such as Isabelle Moengo’s report on the challenging integration of the visually impaired into Congolese

  • JHR relaunches programming in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Between July 23rd and 26th JHR partnered with a local spin-off NGO, Journalists for the Defense of Human Rights/Journalistes pour la Defense des Droits Humains (JPDDH) to host a series of Rights Media workshops in Bukavu, South Kivu, in the eastern DRC. It’s one of the regions ranked worst for human rights violations worldwide. The training focused on building the capacity of

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