CNW official newswire of Journalists For Human Rights

    TORONTO, June 6 /CNW/ - CNW Group, Canada's largest news and information
distribution service for professional communicators, today announced it is the
"official newswire" of Journalists for Human Rights (JHR).
    JHR is dedicated to increasing the quality and quantity of human rights
reporting in the African media. The organization works with the media in
Africa and North America to help local media reach millions of people in their
own language who would otherwise have little access to information about their
    "Thanks to the generous support of CNW Group, Canada's longest-serving
and most extensive newswire, JHR is creating awareness in the Canadian media
about human rights issues in Africa and around the world," said Ben Peterson,
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Journalists for Human Rights
    "CNW is the leading source of full-text news in Canada since 1960. More
than 80 per cent of Canada's media companies use CNW to disseminate their own
corporate information, a fact that speaks not only to our credibility and
reliability in the news distribution business, but also to the long-standing
relationships CNW has built up over the years with Canada's journalism and
media organizations" said David Milliken, Senior Vice President, Media

    About Journalists for Human Rights

    Founded in 2002, JHR has quickly become Canada's largest international
media development organization. Within Africa, JHR has worked in 15 countries,
now assisting local media organizations to reach 20 million people a week with
human rights information. In Canada, JHR has established 25 chapters (or
clubs) at post-secondary institutions across the country, actively engaging
over 20% of Canada's journalism students in human rights reporting. JHR has
offices in Canada, Ghana, Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of the

    About CNW Group

    Established in 1960, CNW Group is the Canadian expert in news and
information distribution services for professional communicators. CNW is part
of the International PR Newswire network, reaching news outlets in 135
countries worldwide.
    CNW Group provides electronic distribution, targeting, monitoring,
translation, Webcast, broadcast and disclosure services to corporate,
government, association, labour, non-profit and other clients around the
world, helping them to connect with local and global audiences including the
news media, the investment community and the general public.
    CNW Group is co-owned by two news distribution powerhouses: PR Newswire,
based in New York City, USA and PA Group, based in London, UK.

For further information:

For further information: David Milliken, Senior Vice President, Media
Relations, CNW Group, (416) 863-5616,,

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