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Media entrepreneurs amplify voices in South Africa
For 15 years, JHR has worked around the world to ensure reporters and citizen journalists have the skills they need to objectively and effectively report on issues affecting their communities and hold duty bearers accountable -- especially young, emerging journalists. Through the JAMLab incubator three teams of media entrepreneurs have won funding to make their business ideas a reality and reach women, girls and township dwellers whose voices are underrepresented in South Africa. Read More →
Youth Amplify their Voice in Webequie First Nation
For the past four years, JHR has worked in remote First Nations communities across northern Ontario to provide journalism and media literacy training. This past year, one of the communities we worked with was Webequie First Nation where Leslie Spence began amplifying the voices of youth in the community over the airwaves.
Empowering Syrian Journalists
This past year, JHR has been working with Syrian journalists to support and train them on content development and business strategies. Bill Fortier of CTV News travelled to Gazientep, Turkey to provide training and help empower Syrian Journalists tell their story.
From Internship to Job
An integral part of JHR's Indigenous Reporters Program is the emerging Indigenous reporters internship program where, in partnerships with newsrooms across the country, we offer paid internships to emerging Indigenous reporters to ensure new voices are entering the media industry. Emilee Gilpin interned at the Tyee and gained skills that helped her get a job in the media industry.
Investigating Torture in Jordan
JHR's annual Human Rights Reporting Award recognizes the best human rights story produced in Jordan each year. The 2017 awards were the best yet - with a record number of applicants and diverse range of topics covered in the submissions. Crucially, many of the strongest pieces were submitted by young, female journalists.
The first place prize was awarded to Nour Ezz Addin and Amin Otla, from Roya TV who completed a investigative story on torture in Jordan's security centres. The story considers 943 complaints relating to crimes of torture and ill-treatment within the security centers were monitored during the past five years.
For 15 years, JHR has worked around the world training emerging and working journalists on human rights reporting. Through amplifying their voice, people start talking about the issues and demanding change. A strong, independent media is a referee between governments and citizens. When human rights are protected, governments are more accountable and people’s lives improve.