Tag: Journalism

  • 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

  • JHR’s Statement on The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists – Nov 2

    Journalists for Human Rights works to promote human rights awareness, better governance and transparency and stronger and more inclusive democratic outcomes. We do this through strengthening media worldwide. This includes working with government and civil society to build an “enabling environment” in which media can do its work free from fear.  Based in Canada, the

  • 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 –

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