TORONTO, May 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Journalists for Human Rights (JHR),
Canada's leading media development organization, is pleased to announce
the appointment of Danny Glenwright, an award winning journalist and
human rights advocate, as Interim Executive Director. Prior to his
appointment, effective June 23, Mr. Glenwright was Managing Editor of Xtra Newspaper in Toronto.
Mr. Glenwright worked with JHR in Namibia and Sierra Leone. As a
journalist he covered stories on children's rights, economic
inequality, and gender-based violence, and has contributed to South
Africa's Mail and Guardian news.
"As a journalism student I helped start the first JHR chapter at Ryerson
University in 2003," said Mr. Glenwright, "so it's an honour to now be
leading the organization as it continues to grow in Canada and around
Mr. Glenwright has a master's degree in international cooperation and
development from Italy's Pavia University and a certificate in risk
reporting from City University in the UK.
Prior to Xtra, Mr. Glenwright was the editor of Gender Links news service in South
Africa, and has previously worked in The Palestinian Territories,
Mozambique, Rwanda and the UK. Mr. Glenwright is recognized as a
leading voice in gay rights and the role of media as a force for social
"Danny brings to JHR an ideal mix of experience, intelligence, ideas and
enthusiasm," said JHR Board Chair Anthony Wilson-Smith. "We are
delighted he is joining us and look to him to keep moving ahead in
terms of expanding and enhancing our organization and programs."
As Interim Executive Director, Mr. Glenwright will lead the
implementation of JHR's strategic growth plan and will oversee the
expansion of JHR's media development training in Canada, the Middle
East, and Africa during Executive Director Rachel Pulfer's maternity
"JHR is thrilled that Danny is coming on board, at a time of exciting
change for the organization. We are looking forward to seeing how he
harnesses JHR's extraordinary potential in the year ahead," said Rachel
Notes for Editors:
Journalists for Human Rights (www.jhr.ca) is Canada's leading media development organization. JHR helps
journalists build their capacity to report ethically and effectively on
human rights and governance issues in their communities. Since 2002,
JHR has trained over 12,500 journalists whose stories have reached over
50 million people.
JHR currently has projects in Jordan, the Democratic Republic of Congo,
and Northern Ontario.
SOURCE: jhr (Journalists for Human Rights)
For further information:
Claire Hastings, Director of Community Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org, 416 413 0240 ext. 206