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  • Training on Human Rights and the Impact of Covid19

    With the pandemic in full force this past year, JHR started the ‘Mobilizing Media Fighting Covid19’ project. The project is aimed at providing accurate information on public health, countering misinformation on Covid19 and is financially supported  by Global Affairs Canada (GAC). The project is active in 12 countries across Africa and the Middle East. Journalists

  • Uganda’s Presidential Advisor on Covid19 speaks with Ugandan journalists

    Dr. Monica Musenero, speaking at the JHR MMFC training in Uganda, organized by HEJNU. Photocredit: HEJNU As part of JHR’s ‘ Mobilizing Media Fighting Covid19’ project, JHR’s media partner Health Journalists Network Uganda (HEJNU), led by Esther Nakkazi and supported by JHR Regional Coordinator Siyabulela Mandela, invited three speakers, Dr. Monica Musenero, Presidential advisor on

  • Shortlist for the 2nd Annual Award for Outstanding Work by an Indigenous Youth Reporter

    Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2nd Annual Award for Outstanding Work by an Indigenous Youth Reporter. The 2021 shortlist is: Oscar Baker III: A story of resilience: Decision to take son off of life support still haunts Membertou First Nation father Shelby Lisk: For our children: How

  • Submissions open for JHR’s 2nd Annual Award for Outstanding Work by an Indigenous Youth Reporter

    TORONTO, Feb. 3, 2021 – Today, Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is pleased to announce the call for submissions to the 2nd Annual Award for Outstanding Work by an Indigenous Youth Reporter. The award is supported by the RBC Foundation as part of RBC Future Launch, the bank’s 10-year, $500-million commitment to preparing Canadian youth

  • Gender-based violence: A scourge to be eradicated in Mali

    Ms. Dembele Orokya, the National Director of the Promotion of Women at JHR’s roundtable  Photo credit: JHR Mali In Mali, nearly 49% of women have been victims of physical and sexual violence at least once in their lifetime, according to UN Women. While gender-based violence constitutes a crime, no Malian law explicitly prohibits it. Since

  • DRC: International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

    By Prince Murhula Prince Murhula is the Project Manager at JHR – DRC. The Democratic Republic of Congo is a country that continues to record a significantly high number of assassinations, threats and assaults against journalists. According to a 2018 report by the NGO Journalists in Danger (JED), 12 Journalists were killed during the 17

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