jhr's 6th Annual Night for Rights - Toronto's Biggest Fundraising Party of the Year!

    TORONTO, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - It's time again to get ready for the best
fundraising party of the year. Join jhr (Journalists for Human Rights) for our
6th Annual "Night for Rights" Fundraiser! Come out in support of jhr and help
make everyone in the world aware of their rights.
    Ben Peterson, jhr's Executive Director and Top 40 under 40 (Globe and
Mail), is pulling out all the stops to bring out the best of the best. Enjoy
African drumming, DJ's and dancing, silent auction with African photography
and a high-end raffle, including Air Canada flights to anywhere they fly - all
while helping to improve human rights in Africa.
    This not-to-be-missed party is sponsored by CNW Group, Air Canada, Steam
Whistle, Prince Igor Vodka, Kittling Ridge Wines, and Forty Creek Whiskey.
    Since its inception in 2003, "Night for Rights" has established itself as
the biggest and hottest charitable event for the city's brightest stars and
influential movers and shakers. Previous Night for Rights attendees have
included Liberal Party leader Michael Ignatieff; the CBC's George
Stroumboulopoulos and Mark Kelly; Global TV's Robin Gill and Anna-Marie
Mediwake; the Globe and Mail's Murray Campbell and Greg McArthur; and top
journalists Linda McQuaig, Heather Mallick, Haroon Siddiqui, John Honderich
and Seamus O'Regan.
    Previous "Night for Rights" have been covered by e-Talk Daily, Toronto
Life, the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, the National Post, CBC Radio,
Global TV, Metro, and 24. jhr has a limited number of free media passes for
those interested in covering the event! Don't miss out on reporting Toronto's
best party of the year!

    WHAT:     "Night for Rights," a fundraising party for (jhr) Journalists
              for Human Rights.
    WHEN:     Friday, March 27th, Doors open at 9 p.m.
    WHERE:    The Berkeley Church 315 Queen Street East, Toronto
    TICKETS:  $60, all inclusive. Available online at
              www.jhr.ca/en/getinvolved_n4r.php, or by phone at 416 413 0240.

    jhr is Canada's largest international media development organization.
jhr's goal is to make everyone in the world fully aware of their rights. jhr
works in close partnership with local media organization to encourage 'Rights
Media' - the process of writing and producing media that creates societal
dialogue on human rights issues. jhr has trained over 2000 African
journalists, producing over 3000 human rights stories across Africa and
reaching 20 million Africans regularly with human rights information.

    jhr is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and has country offices in the
Congo (DRC), Liberia, and Sierra Leone, as well as a presence in 13 other
African countries. jhr also has chapters in over 40 high schools and
universities across Canada, encouraging young Canadians to spread rights
awareness in their communities.

    /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available on
    the CNW Photo Network and archived at http://photos.newswire.ca.
    Additional archived images are also available on the CNW Photo Archive
    website at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited
    members of the media/

For further information:

For further information: Jennifer Page, jhr's Communications Specialist,
(416) 413-0240 ext. 201, jennifer@jhr.ca

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