• Tackling Misinformation through Media for Peacebuilding in South Sudan: A New Project by JHR

    Journalists for Human Rights has launched a new project in South Sudan, supported by the Canadian Government through the Peace and Stabilisation Operations Programme (Peace UPS). This project was launched in a spirit of partnership and shared purpose, bringing together South Sudanese media representatives and government officials. The event was marked by the participation of

  • SOUTH AFRICA: JHR collaborates with Lawyers for Human Rights on statelessness seminar for journalists

    On October 17 and 18, JHR collaborated with Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) to deliver training for journalists in Johannesburg to report ethically and effectively on human rights issues related to migration and statelessness in southern Africa. With increased reporting and awareness, attitudes toward statelessness will change and action to eradicate the issue will be

  • 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

  • TANZANIA: Journalist trainings on COVID-19 reporting kicks off in the capital

    Phase II of JHR’s Mobilizing Media To Fight COVID-19 program is off to a strong start! Earlier this week, we trained 17 journalists in a series of workshops in Dodoma, Tanzania. Regional Coordinator Siyabulela Mandela shares from the field, “We are encouraged by the continued enthusiasm and interest from local journalists to join the Phase

  • UGANDA: MMFC journalists win top awards

      MMFC-trained journalists are on an award-winning spree! At the HIV Media Awards, Namale Hajara Shahista won the best Radio Story award for her story on gender-based violence (GBV) during COVID-19. Ruth Nazziwa won the Best Print Investigative Story award, with his co-author David Kibuuka, for their story on the impact of COVID-19 on those living with HIV. Their story

  • 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

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