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Feb 26, 2015, 09:00 ET JHR and the OFIFC launch a province-wide Indigenous media workshop series

TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2015 /CNW/ - Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) and the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) are partnering to run a series of workshops to bring Indigenous...


Sep 25, 2014, 08:45 ET MEDIA CALL: Journalists for Human Rights Night for Rights Gala

Journalists for Human Rights to welcome Toronto Raptors GM and media personalities to Night for Rights fundraising gala TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Tonight Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) will ...


Sep 16, 2014, 08:30 ET Dragonette to perform at Journalists for Human Rights fundraising gala on September 25

TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Dragonette, the Juno Award-winning Toronto band best known for its hit song "Pick up the phone," will perform at this year's Night for Rights fundraising party for...


Sep 11, 2014, 09:07 ET Journalists for Human Rights launches new journalism training project in South Sudan

TORONTO, Sept. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's leading media development organization, Journalists for Human Rights, has launched a new project to train journalists and journalism students in South Sudan,...


Jul 08, 2014, 13:17 ET Lisa LaFlamme and Masai Ujiri to co-chair Journalists for Human Rights' Night for Rights Gala

TORONTO, July 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Lisa LaFlamme, Chief Anchor and Senior Editor CTV News and Masai Ujiri, President and General Manager, Toronto Raptors Basketball, will co-chair the annual Journalists...


May 26, 2014, 12:05 ET Danny Glenwright Appointed Interim Executive Director of Journalists for Human Rights

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...


Apr 02, 2014, 11:36 ET Championing Aboriginal Journalism in Ontario

Journalists for Human Rights recognizes the Ontario Trillium Foundation for its support of the award-winning Northern Ontario Initiative. TORONTO, April 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Tonight, at an event to...


Mar 24, 2014, 12:22 ET New Scholarship for Aboriginal Journalists

Journalists for Human Rights and Loyalist College announce a new scholarship for emerging Aboriginal journalists in Ontario. TORONTO, March 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) and...


Dec 10, 2013, 12:00 ET On Human Rights Day, Journalists for Human Rights celebrates with new projects and partnerships

Canada's leading media development organization launches a new project in Jordan, contributes to an international reporting guide, and announces a new partnership with the Canadian Broadcasting...


Oct 03, 2013, 11:00 ET Journalists for Human Rights Recognizes Human Rights Reporting Around the World

At its annual gala, Canada's leading media development organization recognized journalists in Sierra Leone and Northern Ontario for their work on human rights stories. TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2013 /CNW/ -...


Sep 04, 2013, 12:17 ET New report shows Aboriginal issues receive less than half of 1% of Ontario media coverage

Media monitoring report by Journalists for Human Rights examines Ontario media's coverage of Aboriginal people, culture, and issues. TORONTO, Sept. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - A new study released today by...


Aug 27, 2013, 08:30 ET Journalists for Human Rights Spearheads Data Journalism in Ghana

Canada's leading media development charity kick-starts multi-platform data journalism project TORONTO, Aug. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - On Friday, July 19th, Ghanaians woke up to learn what many suspected but...


Aug 16, 2013, 12:12 ET New Prize Honouring Canadian Media Outlets for Excellence in Human Rights Journalism

Journalists for Human Rights to recognize Canadian media organizations or teams human rights coverage. TORONTO, Aug. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Journalists for Human Rights, Canada's leading media development...


Jun 21, 2013, 13:03 ET Aboriginal Media Development Project Wins Innovation Award

TORONTO, June 21, 2013 /CNW/ - The ground-breaking Northern Ontario Initiative, a project by the Wawatay Native Communications Society and Journalists for Human Rights, aiming to improve Aboriginal...


May 24, 2013, 08:45 ET Lisa LaFlamme joins Journalists for Human Rights as Expert Media Mentor in DR Congo

Top Canadian journalist and news anchor to mentor local reporters on gender-related security issues, investigative skills and human rights reporting TORONTO, May 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Lisa LaFlamme, CTV...


May 15, 2013, 11:37 ET Journalists for Human Rights launches media project in Northern Ontario

TORONTO, May 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, Canada's leading media development organization, Journalists for Human Rights, launches the Northern Ontario Initiative, a project to increase Aboriginal...


Dec 18, 2012, 12:14 ET Journalists for Human Rights Live - Blogging from DRCongo

Local reporters in war-torn Eastern provinces gain international platform TORONTO, Dec. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) has launched a new live-blog, News from DR Congo featuring...


Oct 09, 2012, 12:15 ET Upcoming Elections in Sierra Leone

TORONTO, Oct. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - On November 17th, 2012 Sierra Leone will hold the third democratic election since the end of its devastating civil war in 2002. Please watch this video to learn more...


Oct 03, 2012, 12:26 ET Journalists for Human Rights launches campaign to keep Sierra Leone's elections free and fair.

Canada's leading media development organization kicks off an online drive to fund training for journalists on the elections beat in Sierra Leone. TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Journalists for Human...


Jul 13, 2012, 10:59 ET Journalists for Human Rights host discussion on the media's role in protecting human rights

TORONTO, July 13, 2012 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, July 17th 2012 at 5:30 pm Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) will be hosting a panel of experts for a discussion on how the media can play a role in...


Apr 23, 2012, 12:55 ET Journey America: 12 countries, 2 years, 2 horses, 1 man.

TORONTO, April 23, 2012 /CNW/ - On July 8 2012, Filipe Masetti Leite, a Brazilian journalist based out of Toronto, will set out on the most daring journey of the 21st Century. The second-generation...


Feb 27, 2012, 15:30 ET Global News Partners with Journalists for Human Rights to Send Correspondents to Africa

Laurel Clark, Rumina Daya, Sean O'Shea and Barry Acton to File Exclusive Stories as Part of the Shaw Africa Project Attention Editors: For Complete Program Information and Photos Visit:...


Feb 27, 2012, 12:14 ET Human Rights Film Festival to Launch in Montreal

TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - JHR (Journalists for Human Rights) has partnered with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) to bring DocFest to Montreal. DocFest is an annual film festival...


Feb 13, 2012, 12:28 ET "Sub- Saharan Africa: The Other Social Media Revolution"

TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Whilst the world's attention has been focused on the use of social media during the 'Arab Spring' a lesser known social media revolution has been emerging in...


Feb 06, 2012, 16:43 ET New Year, New JHR

TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - In 2012, Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) celebrates its 10th birthday - and there is much to celebrate. JHR is Canada's leading media development organization. In ten ...